Dead or Alive 5 has led a bit of a charmed life since its release in 2012 thanks to its solid fighting mechanics, a free-to-play version, continued support from Team Ninja via DLC content and its frequently flaunted sexy roster. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round seemed like the natural progression, pulling it onto the next-gen consoles for a new audience while allowing its die-hard fans to port over their existing DLC to a newer platform.
Well, it seems like Last Round won’t be bound solely to console exclusivity. In a recent listing on the ESRB website, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round has been listed for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and “Windows” PC, so at last PC gamers can get their hands on the game. As always, the ESRB description (reprinted verbatim below) manages to condense the contents of the game while completely cutting away any semblence of human emotion or what makes the game, you know, enjoyable.
This is a fighting game in which players engage in martial arts battles against a large cast of characters. Players mostly punch and kick opponents during fast-paced rounds of combat. Some fighters use special attacks involving swords, throwing weapons, or magic; matches are accompanied by battle cries and exaggerated impact effects. Cutscenes also depict instances of violence, such as characters getting struck down with swords in slow motion. Most female fighters are dressed in revealing outfits (large amounts of cleavage); their breasts frequently jiggle while standing or fighting. Some bikini-style costumes (with narrow strips of cloth) barely cover fighters’ bodies, exposing large amounts of breasts/buttocks; one hologram-like figure appears to be nude—though her reflective skin obscures any discernible details (i.e., nipples or genitalia). In some sequences, players have the ability to zoom in on female fighters’ cleavage and/or posterior and take pictures.
Sjoe. But pretty much on par with expectations, given Team Ninja’s previous works. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is releasing in Feb next year.