Topping that all off will be the revolutionary new online capabilities in the game made available through Xbox Live. With six different online modes to choose from (including Winner-Stays, Tournament, Team Battle, Survival, Loser-Stays, and Kumite Battle), and all using the highly anticipated online feature, "Virtual Arcade", where 8 players are able to participate in a fighting session at one time, Dead or Alive Ultimate is the ultimate 3-D online fighting game this fall. Players from across the nation will be able to play each other using all six of these modes and experience smooth lag-free game play, whether they are playing their friend down the street or across the country.
Also available through Xbox Live will be a Dead or Alive World Wide Ranking Chart where the best of the best will be able to post their online scores and see where they rank against other players from around the world, earning bragging rights along the way. Those that master their DOA fighting skills will be represented as the best fighters on the planet through the online scoreboard.
Tecmo's esteemed development group, Team Ninja, has created the ultimate Dead or Alive fighting experience by coupling the original version of Dead or AliveTM with a completely redesigned Dead or AliveTM 2 on Xbox. Both games will be XboxTM Live multi-player compatible, enabling you to fight lag-free with players from all over the country.
A multiple assortment of special features will also be included in the collection. These include a variety of new costumes, many new battle stages and interactive environments, a new opening movie, unique 2-disc set packaging with inclusion of collectible trading cards, and a behind the scenes look at Team Ninja and the making of Dead or Alive Ultimate.
Dead or Alive Ultimate is scheduled to launch onto store shelves this October with a suggested retail price of $49.99 and an ESRB rating of Mature. For additional information and to pre-order the game, visit the official Tecmo website at www.tecmoinc.com.