Tecmo Koei announced that a new character will join Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate's playable lineup later this month on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Marie Rose, previously seen in the Japan-exclusive Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade, will be released as add-on DLC for the console version of Ultimate. At just under five feet in height, Marie is the shortest fighter in the game, giving her an edge over beefier opponents like Bass and Bayman. A new patch for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will accompany Marie Rose's debut, adding the free Lorelei Stage as a playable arena.

The Marie Rose character pack will be available for $5.99 when it hits the PlayStation Network on March 25 and Xbox Live on March 26. Additional costumes are priced at $1.99 each.

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TEAM NINJA CELEBRATES OVER ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS FOR DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE: CORE FIGHTERS

Core Fighter and Jann Lee Bundle Pack to be Free to Download for a Limited Time; New Fighter Marie Rose and Lorelei Stage Coming Soon

Team NINJA is excited to announce that the free-to-download fighting game DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE: CORE FIGHTERS has received one million downloads worldwide via the PlayStation®Network (PlayStation®Store) for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. In celebration of this major milestone, Team NINJA is making the Core Fighter and Jann Lee bundle pack available without charge, for a limited time on the PlayStation®Store as a special thank you to fans that helped support the success of the series. The Core Fighter and Jann Lee bundle pack will be available for free starting 12th March 2014 for three weeks. Team NINJA is also pleased to announce that a new fighter to the DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE roster, Marie Rose, will be available for purchase and that the fan favorite Lorelei stage will be available for free beginning 25th March 2014, via the PlayStation® Store for the PlayStation®3 and 26th March via the Microsoft Games Store for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, bringing new content to the title's growing roster of fighters, stages, and costumes.

Jann Lee Pack: This character set (DOA5U Core Fighter + Character Jann Lee) for the legendary Jeet Kune Do master who first appeared in the original DEAD OR ALIVE will be a free download for three weeks starting on 12th March 2014 in European territories via the PlayStation® Store. Also known as The Dragon and A Scorching Soul, Jann Lee studied martial arts as a young child by watching Bruce Lee films before becoming a bouncer. To this day, Jann Lee continues his training with determination, joining the DEAD OR ALIVE tournament as part of his mission to become the greatest fighter of all time.

Marie Rose: This character (Marie Rose) is priced at €5.99, with several additional costumes priced at €1.99 each. Additionally, a value costume set and character & costume set will be available on the same day for the 18 year-old fighter, Marie Rose. Previously only playable as an exclusive character in the DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE Arcade edition released in Japan, Marie Rose will be available to download on consoles for the first time on 25th March 2014 via the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®3 and 26th March via the Microsoft Games Store for the Xbox 360®.

Lorelei Stage: Set in Germany off the banks of the Rhine, this fan favorite multi-level fighting stage made its debut in DEAD OR ALIVE: DIMENSIONS and will be available to download for free on 26th March 2014, via the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®3 and 26th March via Microsoft Games Store for the Xbox 360® (accessible after downloading Patch 1.05, available without charge).

Players wanting to sample DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE can play the main game content in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE: CORE FIGHTERS free of charge via the PlayStation® Network. The free version comes with the Core Fighter Pack, which includes DEAD OR ALIVE icons Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi, and Ryu Hayabusa with almost every game mode will be available. Players can transfer unlocked titles, costumes and Story Mode progress from the PlayStation®3 version of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 as well as compete with combatants from both the free and full retail version of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.