European Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate pre-orders get costume DLC, of course

Retailer-specific costume packs will be awarded for pre-orders of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate in Europe, Tecmo Koei has announced. GAME has "a colorful pack" of costumes for Kokoro, Lei Fang, Hitomi and Mila, while Amazon will hook it up with costumes for female ninjas Kasumi and Ayane. Other retailers will offer a six-outfit collaboration to cover Christie, Helena, Tina, Lisa and new combatants Momiji and Rachel.

Tecmo Koei did not share any images of the garb in question alongside the press release, which we've tucked past the break. We've also inquired about North America details and will update this post when we hear back.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate launches on September 3 for the Xbox 360 and PS3; a free-to-play version called Core Fighters is "planned" for simultaneous launch on PSN. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate includes additional fighters, a variety of costume DLC from the original Dead or Alive 5 as well as content found in the PS Vita port, Dead or Alive 5 Plus.
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TECMO KOEI EUROPE ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDER BONUSES FOR
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE

Tecmo Koei Europe announced today three exclusive pre-order bonus packs for upcoming fighting title DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE, set for release this September on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

To celebrate this Ultimate instalment of the fan-favourite title, Game will offer fans who pre-order the game a colourful pack with costumes for Kokoro, Leifang, Hitomi and Mila.
Additionally, Fighters who pre-order from Amazon, will receive two costumes for the fierce and beautiful ninjas Kasumi and Ayane, while a third pack with six sexy costumes for Christie, Helena, Tina, Lisa and new comers Momiji and Rachel will be available to independent retailers through CentreSoft Group.

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is the best 3D fighting experience to date, where novice and expert fighters alike can improve on their skills with the tutorial or the "Move Details Plus" modes before they join the online fight against fighters from all over the world.
Boasting realistic and sensual graphics and a dream line up of fighters, both returning and new to the franchise, as well as a great number of breath-taking, dynamic and interactive stages DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE delivers an enhanced experience for new and returning fans!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.