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Dead or Alive 5's first costume pack free on XBLM now, PSN later today


Dead or Alive 5 gets its first downloadable content today and it's free, with the First Time costume pack now available for nada on Xbox Live Marketplace and coming to PlayStation Network for zilch later today. The DLC sees new character Mila garb herself in Tina's red and black number from the first Dead or Alive, while Kokoro, Zack, Bayman, Helena, Christie, Gen Fu, Akira, Sara, Pai, and Tina herself receive an alternative costume too.

Dead or Alive 5 came out last week, and Ludwig gave it four out of five stars in his review. He described the game as an "energetic revitalization of the series, lecherous reputation and all." Whichever side of that these costumes fall under, you can't argue with free*.

*you probably can but we're not going to.

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Today Team NINJA released downloadable content for the new generation of DEAD OR ALIVE combat, DEAD OR ALIVE 5, which is now available at retailers worldwide on PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®. Available now for free download, Costume Pack 1 opens up a variety of new costumes that add even more flash and sizzle to select fighters on the DOA 5 roster. To showcase the new downloadable content, Team NINJA has created all-new screenshots and stills featuring the characters in their new costumes.

Among the staple DEAD OR ALIVE characters who see updated threads courtesy of Costume Pack 1: Kokoro, who gets a new festival outfit; Zack, with a new alien costume; Helena, who reveals her swallowtail outfit; and Bayman, rocking a new beret. The master Gen Fu steps out in his new Tiger Kung Fu uniform, Christie gets even hotter in her new leather gear, Tina dons a new blue ring outfit, and the all-new character Mila takes on a little cosplay. Even the included Virtua Fighter™ characters, Akira, Sarah and Pai, see a whole new round of costume updates, and all free of charge!

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 incorporates a wealth of martial arts fighting techniques into its distinctive fighting style to create a captivating new generation of DEAD OR ALIVE combat. Players will once again take on the roles of the legendary cast of DOA fighters in an action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed DEAD OR ALIVE hand-to-hand combat unfolds in new 3D stages that dynamically change as the fight progresses. The game's sterling cast includes not only stars from the DOA series but also select fighters from the iconic Virtua Fighter series.

Dead or Alive 5 is developed by Team NINJA and published by Tecmo Koei.

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Akira, Sarah, Pai characters © SEGA. Virtua Fighter is either a registered trademark or trademark of SEGA Corporation.

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