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Dead or Alive 5's new costume packs include fiend Hayabusa, cat ears, 'bartender britches'

Jordan Mallory

The latest slew of DLC costume packs for Dead or Alive 5 includes one awesome thing (above), some normal-lookin' street clothes and then a whole bunch of stuff we'd be embarrassed to describe in public.

"Kitty Pack," as you might suspect, includes cat ears and corset-ish catsuits for Christie, Helena, Tina and Lisa. The "What a Character" pack adds two maid outfits for Hitomi and Mila that are more of the "Octoberfest Bar maid" variety than the "French House maid" type you might expect, a slinky gown and mask for Lisa, and "bartender britches" for Rig.

Lastly, the "Special Set" gives Kasumi and Leifang access to their traditional overalls and panda-bear outfits, respectively, in addition to "fiend" Hayabusa and an even slinkier evening gown for Lisa. Each pack is available now for $4.99/400 MSP, and all three can be purchased together via the "Round 2 Costumes - Full Set" pack, which at the moment is only available on the 360 for 1040 MSP. PlayStation 3 owners looking for a sweet costume discount will have to wait until next week, when the Full Set becomes available for $12.99.

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Today Team NINJA released three new downloadable content packs for the new generation of DEAD OR ALIVE combat, DEAD OR ALIVE 5, which is now available at retailers worldwide on PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Available now for download via the PlayStation®Store and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360, these three new packs offer an array of new getups for your favorite DOA fighters. The packs include:

Kitty Pack ($4.99 / 400 MSP) – Helena, Christie, Tina and Lisa all receive a set of delightful and playful cat ears – and sexy outfits to go with them!

What a Character ($4.99 / 400 MSP) – Hitomi and Mila each dress up in maid outfits; Rig puts on his bartender britches; and Lisa has a ball in her masquerade gown!

Special Set ($4.99 / 400 MSP) – Kasumi slips into some comfy overalls; Leifang gets her signature panda shirt; Hayabusa appears as a fiend version of himself; and Lisa gets sultry in a revealing black dress.

Available now for fans to purchase on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360: Round 2 Costumes – Full Set (1040 MSP), which includes all three downloadable packs at a special discount. The Full Set will be available a week later via the PlayStation®Store, also at a discount price of $12.99.

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 was developed by Team NINJA and published by Tecmo Koei.

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