Though never the biggest fighting game franchise, Dead or Alive had nevertheless managed to carve out a dedicated following that had allowed the long running series to arrive at its fifth installment just recently. An updated version of Dead or Alive 5, subtitled “Last Round”, comes homes on February 17th, and will sport a plethora of new stages, costumes, characters, and customization items to outfit your favorite fighters in.
Among the host of things added to Last Round is the return of the classic Dead or Alive 2 stage The Crimson to the mix. This fan favorite fighting ground boasts the dynamic, destructive environments that fans of the series have come to expect from the series. In The Crimson, fighters duke it out in a busy market place somewhere in Asia, where a well time blow can send foes flying through fences, over ledges, and even falling through a collapsible floor into the dimly lit underground that lays just below your feet.
Those looking to sample Last Round before buying it will also be able to download a free trial version of the game, called Core Fighters, that features a handful of fighters and stages, but none of the frills of the full version.
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