Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters is a free-to-play version of DoA 5 Ultimate. The game has perks and items available for purchase, including the story mode of the full game and all the other characters. But it looks like what players really want are the sexy threads.
One of the Dead or Alive series' major draws is the sexy characters. Multitudes of varying costumes are made available as DLC, and Dead or Alive series top man Yosuke Hayashi revealed some insight as to gamers' buying habits in an interview with Weekly Famitsu. "With the DOA series, the bathing suits seem to have been popular with Japanese gamers while overseas a lot of people say 'give us male character costumes!' However, once we release the game, it turns out the bathing suits sell quite a lot overseas as well." Hayashi added with a laugh, "Everyone is just trying to save face, but the numbers are honest."
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters is available for free on the PlayStation Store. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in both disc and download versions. Bathing suits sold separately.