We were going to tie the news of a Dead or Alive 5
online pass into the series' storyline – possibly something about a ticket to Zack Island or a fee payable to DOATEC for entry into the tournament – but we realized we'd rather not get into DOA storyline discussion unless it was absolutely necessary.
Like so many modern games, Dead or Alive 5
uses an online pass, required for access to online multiplayer and leaderboards. If you buy it new, it comes in the box, but if you get a used copy (and how did you find a used copy of DOA5
today?) you can download the pass for ten bucks.