Dead or Alive 5 screenshot
Dead or Alive 5 screenshot

The first screenshots of Dead or Alive 5's swimsuit pre-order bonus have been uncovered, showcasing Dead or Alive ladies Kasumi and Ayane duelling in skimpy swimwear.

The shots' release coincided with the announcement that a third character was due to be added to DOA5's 'sexy costume bonus list'.

To vote on which girl you'd like to see laid bare, head here. As well as mild titillation, you'll also get a wallpaper for your trouble.

Dead or Alive 5's swimsuit pre-order bonus was announced earlier in the week.

The pack includes "two exclusive sets of in-game bunny-style swimsuits" for six of the game's leading ladies.

Dead or Alive 5 screenshot

If you want to hear more about our thoughts on Dead or Alive 5's swimsuit bonus (and listen to me squirming under pressure when quizzed on the subject by Neon), make sure to check out this week's episode of the Podcast.

Alternatively, click here if you'd like to see more shots of the Dead or Alive girls in their knickers.

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guyderman's Avatar


Mario in a Mankini?

He already looks like Ron Jeremy as it is - this would just complete it!
Posted 16:25 on 10 July 2012
Brian5x's Avatar


Beautiful swimsuit
Posted 07:56 on 04 July 2012
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Posted 07:55 on 04 July 2012
Mrkandiman's Avatar



No there is no need for apology, I understand.
I just wanted to get my point out there so everyone could understand where I'm coming from.
Posted 01:37 on 01 July 2012
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BC_Animus@ Mrkandiman

Like Clockpunk said a lot of fighting games (or games in general even) have sexy female chars. And hey I'm a guy, and I have no problems with girls in bikinis, or naked and covered in noodles or whatever even. Just saying I'm not impressed with the way how so much of the development and the focus have been placed on the sexual side, as supposed to the gameplay side of the series over the years.

I don't play these games competitively and I'm not a serious fighting game player I guess so maybe I have no right to comment, but my main complaint was based off my experiences with the franchise, and was aimed mainly at the gameplay.

My beef with the DOA games wasn't the jiggly bits or the lack of clothing, but rather -in my own personal opinion- the lack of interesting unique gameplay. Other fighting games have interesting distinctive elements that I love - stories, characters, weapons, playmodes, characters' move sets, et cetera.

DOA just doesn't offer anything unique for me. From what I've played of the series (1, 2, and 3, and demo of 4, as well as the xbox Extreme game) I have not been impressed with the gameplay mechanics since the original.

Anyways Mrkandiman, I haven't been on the site in a while so perhaps I'm trending on newer members toes, and I'm sorry if I've offended anyone - but hey, relax, we're all friend-ish-peoples here! Goose-fubber! Group hug anyone?
Posted 12:52 on 30 June 2012
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munkee@ pblive

Exactly.. Little pot belly out the front, hairy little bum cheeks at the back.. Swimsuit mode for all!
Posted 11:45 on 30 June 2012

pblive@ munkee

Mario in a Mankini?
Posted 11:18 on 30 June 2012
Clockpunk's Avatar


How many fighting games *don't* include skimplily clad/heaving buxom female combatants (even is not a main costume, but an alt.)?

I know Mortal Kombat IX features some fairly revealing garb (but that is the only series in the genre I am a fan of), but having seen samples of Soul Calibre, Rumble Roses, and Skullgirls I know such isn't a feature exclusive to Dead or Alive.
Posted 10:13 on 30 June 2012
munkee's Avatar


I think that all games should have a swimsuit mode.
Posted 09:49 on 30 June 2012
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Well I for one dont take any game serious if when they are trying to sell it it has the bulletpoints of
-see through clothes
-pre order bonuses not of fighters or arenas but bunny and bathing suits

Taking or not taking it serious has nothing to do with the story or the fact that it has robots or bears as characters. I think BC Animus (and I havent talked to him so its just me taking a guess) meant hes not taking it serious due to the fact that out of 4 stories put out by this game 3 are about the girls "sexy" looks. And just to sidebar for a second sexy is in quotes A. because I love quotes and B. I have never looked at a digital or cartoon character and been like yea I would have sex with her. Thats what sexy is to be sexually appealing and they just arent for me.

Last thing is it also has a Photo Shooting mode. Now if you want to talk serious fighters and can justify a photo mode in a game that has all the features we have been talking about go ahead, but its gonna be a hard sell I think.

Not trying to attack you for your points just figured Id toss my 2 cents in. Either way welcome to the forums lol, its usually a lot more laid back than this.
Posted 03:45 on 30 June 2012
Bloodstorm's Avatar


You obviously haven't talked to a female gamer then.

Oh and, apart from Kula, Vice and Mature, the KOF girls are all mid-late 20s
Posted 03:23 on 30 June 2012
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@BC_Animus & Anyone Else Who Has A Problem With The Swimsuits

This game is one of the most serious games ever. But DOA5 is especially serious. People who say dumb stuff & complain about the girls fighting with Bikini's makes me sick. I swear I have yet to see a girl complain about this but yet some 10% of men out of all people who should be happy they are adding swimsuits make me sick!

The gameplay of DOA5 is extremely great & could be fighter of the year. So why can't we see the girls in swimsuits. This game is Serious enough & it is possible to see girls fight in Bikini's. Also the breast have been toned down.

Now Team Ninja said that Boobs & Skimpy Clothes weren't gonna be the main purpose of the game. They never said they would'nt have them. Now with the exeption of Tina, all the girls have had there breast toned down & the costumes have'nt been so revealing. 

But having Swimsuits aren't bad. But to some of ya this makes the game unserious? Then you are ignorant.

So this game isn't serious but yet Tekken has animals & robots in them & that makes it serious? Mortal Kombat has a bunch of creatures having heads being ripped off but yet that makes it serious? And You could keep slicing someone with a sword but yet that makes it serious? Then ya'll have some serious problems. Also last i checked, the girls on those games had skimpy clothing to.

Lastly, if you want to talk about young girls with skimpy clothes & crazy big breast with unrealistic breast physics, then take a look at the girls of King Of Fighters! So many people continue to talk about the girls of DOA with there breast physics & skimpy outfits but yet Mai,B.Jenet,Lein & the rest of the girls are extremely young & they have ridiculous breast physics & breast sizes. Also the girl of that game are so young that the oldest girl in the game is Vanessa by 30. When I look at most of the girls I think they are like 25-28 just to find out they are 14-19.  So take a look at that why your at it!

Dead or Alive & Virtua Fighter are about the most relealistic games ever. So you haters need to either buy it or not. But don't go complaining & ruining it for the rest of us big DOA fans. 

And finally, it's just a video game. GET OVER IT!!!! DOA has had sexy girls since the very beginning but even though most of them had crazy half naked outfits & breast physics (especially in the Dead Or Alive Xtreme Series) that's the old DOA. Team Ninja now moved to a new direction of not paying so much attention to there breast but they are trying to look at the actual beauty of a woman. And again, just because one of the goals of this game is not to pay attention to the breast & skimpy outfits doesn't mean they can't bring it back. Team Ninja didn't make the breast unnaturally move around or be extremely short like they did in the old Dead Or Alive,Dead Or Alive Xtreme, or even Ninja Gaiden series. But what do you guys expect that all of there outfits were gonna be unrevealing & that the breast were going to be small & stiff?

I'm sorry if I came out harsh to some of y'all which I wasn't trying to do. But if I didn't say something, no one would.

The Swimsuits will be in the game no matter how many of you guys complain. So you could with Sit Down,Shut Up,Play The Amazing Game & Have Fun Or Continue Complaining As If It Will Get You Somewhere! 

Your Choice. 
Posted 02:17 on 30 June 2012
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Its annoying how the series have focused so much of their development on the sexual aspects of the franchise, to a point where the I just can't take the game seriously anymore. I played the first game back in day and I remembered loving it, and thinking how interesting and innovative some of its features were - like floors that exploded when you get knocked down for example. Sure it had jiggle physics, but it was more of a joke feature I thought.

Did not like the 2nd game, and hated the 3rd... I thought the gameplay had become just so generic, with too much of the emphasis on the jiggling...

I don't know, being a guy I SHOULD be cheering for crap like this, but... blah.
Posted 11:53 on 29 June 2012
VG_Dave's Avatar


I never got a response... :(
Posted 10:31 on 29 June 2012
dazzadavie's Avatar


So where these handed to you, or did you put in that phone call?
Posted 10:06 on 29 June 2012

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Release Date: 28/09/2012
Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Genre: Fighting
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