A new version of Dead or Alive 5 is on the way! Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game consoles as a disc release for a lower price of $39.99. A digital only version is also on the way for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which will be priced at $29.99. Dead or Alive 5 has received a few versions within the past few years since the original release in 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Dead or Alive 5+ was released on the PlayStation Vita in early 2013, and later that year came Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate for the PS3 and 360, which added a few new fighters and balance changes and was set to be the console version standard of DOA5. Ultimate would lead to an arcade port known as Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade, which even serves as an early release platform for the DLC characters coming to the console (in fact, the character Nyotengu just came to consoles as DLC for Ultimate).
One of the most important things about Last Round is that it will be the first time the series released on a current-gen console, broadening up the potential audience to those who missed out on one of the previous installments. For returning players there will be new content and even more unlockable costumes, and DLC that PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners have purchased will be transferable to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. Returning DOA players and newcomers to the series can look forward to picking up Last Round in Spring 2015.