Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will launch across Europe on February 20, 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3, Koei Tecmo has announced.
Confirmation follows a report earlier this week revealing that the game is set to launch in Japan on February 19.
A free-to-play version of the game will also be available to download on PS4 and Xbox One, Tecmo confirmed, but the terms of the offer differ between platforms.
On PS4, fans will be able to download Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Core Fighters free of charge, which grants access to four fighters – Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa – and almost every game mode available. The game can then be expanded by purchasing additional characters, Story mode and “other features”.
Xbox One players, meanwhile, will have access to a free trial of Last Round featuring the same 4 fighters and features above, but it will not be expandable via additional purchases. Instead, those looking for extra content will be required to purchase either the full Last Round game or pay a “small fee” to upgrade to Core Fighters.
The Core Fighters upgrade “includes all content as the free trial,” says Tecmo, “but adds four more fighters to the mix in Hitomi, Tina, Jann Lee and Bass, and is expandable from there via additional purchases.”
VideoGamer.com has contacted Tecmo for clarification as to why there are differences between the two platforms.
Both free and premium players will be able to fight against each other online regardless of which version they pick up, while costumes, titles and Story Mode progress from the last-gen versions of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate can also be transferred over to next-gen.
And if you are thinking about picking up the full version of Last Round, you’ll be able to grab a range of pre-order bonuses from participating retailers.
Pre-order from GAME and you’ll receive an exclusive Aloha costume pack featuring outfits for Ayane, Hitomi, Kasumi and Mila, and Ninja pack featuring clothing for Ayane, Hayabusa, Hayate and Kasumi.
ShopTo customers will receive the Ninja pack as well, along with the Showstopper costume pack (Christie, Helena, Lisa and Tina), while select independent retailers will receive the Ninja and Beach Party (Kokoro, Leifang, Momiji and Rachel) costume packs.
And finally, pre-order a digital copy from PSN and you’ll receive the Ninja and New Challengers (NyoTengu, Phase 4 & Marie Rose) costume packs.
To check out the latest screenshots of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, head through here.
Source: Koei Tecmo