Dead or Alive 5 PC version gets free-to-play Core Fighters mode

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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round updated itself to version 1.08A last night, introducing the ‘Core Fighters’ free-to-play mode to the Steam PC edition. The free version gives you access to four “fan favourite” fighters (Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi, and Ryu Hayabusa) and “nearly every” game mode.

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In addition, this pre-announcement post notes that Mila is going to be free to use between 3 October and 30 October too. Those who play the free-to-play version and wish to unlock other characters (or the story mode) can do so with, yes, you already guessed it, DLC. Dead or Alive 5 isn’t a stranger to DLC, since it has (according to calculations performed by PC Invasion’s chief mathematician Tim McDonald) £807.80 worth on there. Most of that being frilly shorts and the like, of course.

Unfortunately, Dead or Alive 5 on PC is still not on par with the latest console versions. Lobby matches are absent, as are several stages, and various graphical features.

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