Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Announced for PC

Earlier this year, Koei Temco announced Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, the supposed final update to 2012’s Dead or Alive 5.  Originally, the version was only announced for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, bringing the fighting series to next-gen consoles.  However, after an ESRB rating made a mention of the title possibly making it to the PC, the company has now confirmed that the game is coming to Steam.

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will introduce new fighters into the mix, such as a cyborg version of Raidou, and other small tweaks and enhancements.  This also marks the first time that the fighting game series is coming to the distribution platform, which is likely to please newcomers and veterans to the franchise alike.

The full version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be available on Steam, and is available for preorder right now with a bonus 10% off.  Additionally, pre-purchasing the title on Steam will net customers a series of costumes; the more people that pre-purchase Last Round, the more costumes that will be available come launch.  However, there is no mention if Last Round’s free-to-play trial version, Core Fighters, will make the jump as well.  Core Fighters allows players to try the Dead or Alive experience for free, albeit with only a few characters, though more can be made available via microtransactions.

Unfortunately, this version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be launching without any online modes available.  Koei Temco promises that the online modes will be patched in within three months of the game’s February 17th release.  It’s unfortunate, as the console versions will certainly have the functionality available at launch, and many fighting games thrive on their online communities, but it’s important to note that it is coming. If you want to pre-order Dead or Alive 5: Last Round from Steam, you can do so here.