Dead or Alive Dimensions was one of the games whose release date was affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, with its March 24 release bumped to an unknown future date. Today, Tecmo Koei offered a new, final date for the 3DS fighter in Japan: May 19. The DLC schedule for SpotPass-distributed costumes has also been adjusted, with one new costume per day available for free from May 19 through June 21. The downloads will be offered again from June 23 through July 26.

This release date news coincides with Nintendo of America's Q2 release list, which puts Dead or Alive Dimensions' North American release sometime in May -- the same month as BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2. How did the 3DS become a fighting game destination?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.