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To help get players interested in Dead or Alive, Tecmo Koei is also releasing Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate as a freemium "base pack", Siliconera reports. There will be a handful of playable characters and a free online mode included. Story mode and more characters will be available for a fee.

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