Koei Tecmo has been pouring all kinds of attention into Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round over the past few years, to the point that it's added downloadable outfits like crazy – we're talking about over $600 worth for the true collectors out there. But it looks like the party will be ending sooner rather than later.
During a special live stream from Tokyo Game Show earlier today, the game's producer, Yosuke Hayashi, confirmed that the downloadable content releases for the game will finally be coming to an end later this year. The game is currently on its seventh season pass, with a number of outfits for male and female characters alike. So maybe it's well past its time to fold up shop.
But at the very least, it looks like the game will be going out on top. According to numbers provided by the team, downloads for the Core Fighters portion of the game, which is being offered as the initial free-to-play model for the game, has managed to reach ten million downloads – not too shabby at all.
That means the game has managed to reach these numbers in only four years' time, as the initial Core Fighters package was released back in September 2013.
To reward gamers, players will be able to download a free Opoona costume for Marie Rose starting on October 18th. There's no word on how long it'll be available though.
As for what the future holds for the Dead Or Alive series, Hayashi did note that the development team is preparing for what lies ahead, but stopped just short of confirming a new title was in the works. Considering its popularity, though, it wouldn't surprise us if Dead Or Alive 6 came down the pike, with plenty of new outfits and characters to pick up. Whether we'll see an excessive amount again also remains to be seen, but, man…$600+ worth of costumes. How many Santa and bikini outfits do fans need? Quite a bit, it seems.