Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (also known as DOA5 Ultimate) is an expanded version of Dead or Alive 5 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It includes the new features from Dead or Alive 5+, as well as new/returning characters and stages.

The game was released in September 2013. An arcade version titled Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade (デッドオアアライブ5 アルティメット アーケード Deddo oa Araibu Faibu Arutimetto Ākēdo) was released in Japan on December 24, 2013.

It was followed by Dead or Alive 5 Last Round in February 2015.


On April 28, 2013, a new Dead or Alive 5 project for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and was teased. The trailer revealed the addition of Momiji and a Ninja Gaiden themed stage, Sky City Tokyo.

DOA5U EU Print Ad

Print ad (Europe)

On May 7, the name of the new game was revealed to be Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. The game will be released in September 2013, and will include the new additions from Dead or Alive 5+, including the tutorial mode, custom soundtracks, and new costumes. On May 9, another new trailer showed a battle between Kasumi and Momiji. At the end, there is a snippet of Leon in the desert. On May 21st, Famitsu revealed the return of Ein, the addition of Virtua Fighter's Jacky Bryant, and the Lost World stage from Dead or Alive 3. New screenshots released May 23rd also showed the return of the Forest stage.

On June 3rd, it was clarified that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will not be able to fight against the original Dead or Alive 5 or Plus online, because of new moves such as the Power Launcher and changes to netcode. A new trailer shown June 11th confirmed Leon and the Desert Wasteland stage, Rachel from Ninja Gaiden and the new Aircraft Carrier stage, and many new costumes. After revealing Leon and Rachel, Ultimate's roster has been fully announced.[1] On June 23rd, it was confirmed that the Custom Soundtrack will also include BGM from Dead or Alive 2 and Dead or Alive 3 (in addition to 4 and 5 in Plus), and that online 2v2 Tag Mode will be included.[2]

On July 18th, Famitsu revealed the return of Team Battle Mode with maximum 7v7 matches, a more detailed tutorial mode, and additional content for Survival Mode (item drops and health recovery).[3]


See also: List of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate characters
DOA5U character select

The character selection screen, showing off all the playable characters.

Returning playable charactersEdit

  • Kasumi, a former member of the legendary Mugen Tenshin clan. After a certain incident involving her older brother and uncle, she abandoned her clan and became a nukenin ("missing shinobi"). Since the previous tournament, Kasumi has been on a quest to find and destroy her clone, Alpha-152.
  • Ayane, the brilliant master of the Hajinmon sect, the "dark side" of the Mugen Tenshin clan. Following the orders of her clan master and older half-brother, Hayate, Ayane pursues her half-sister, Kasumi, in the shadows.
  • Hayate, the older brother of Kasumi and the respected eighteenth leader of the Mugen Tenshin clan, with techniques fit for his ordained position. After the destruction of DOATEC, Hayate now seeks to find Victor Donovan, the man behind his and his family's previous misfortunes.
  • Ryu Hayabusa, a super shinobi of the ancient Hayabusa clan with a strength that has been recounted in numerous tales. A longtime friend of Hayate, Hayabusa is now assisting him and Ayane find Donovan.
  • Helena Douglas, the youthful leader of the enormous DOATEC conglomerate. Though the company was once involved in the development of terrifying biological weapons, Helena is seeking to start anew by hosting the fifth Dead or Alive Tournament.
  • Christie, a woman who is cold-blooded, ruthless, and an expert in the snake fist style. With the perfect qualities for her profession as an assassin, Christie has once again been hired by Donovan, this time as an agent for his new organization, MIST.
  • La Mariposa, an acrobatic luchadora and Tina's main rival during her professional wrestling career. In reality, thought, she is a former DOATEC researcher named Lisa Hamilton, and she and Tina are close friends. Though fighting against him in the previous tournament, Lisa is now, for unknown reasons, working as a MIST scientist for Donovan.
  • Hitomi, a beautiful world-class fighter born to a Japanese mother and strict German father, who taught his daughter karate from an early age. Two years ago, she fell in love with Ein, the persona Hayate took on when he lost his memory. However, after he recovered his memories and returned to being Hayate, Hitomi's love has seemed to be no more.
  • Bayman, a man of few words who used to be an assassin. Being a man who carries out his tasks with the utmost perfection, Bayman now works as a mercenary soldier on the battlefield. During his latest mission, Bayman and his men were attacked by an unknown cloaked figure, and though Bayman was left with just a permanent scar, his men were murdered. Believing his attacker to be connected to either DOATEC or Donovan, Bayman now seeks to find the culprit.
  • Kokoro, a positive and cheerful young lady who has mastered the martial art ba ji quan. Her performance of the various forms of the art display a unity of suppleness and strength. When not fighting, she devotes herself to training as a geisha. Unbeknownst to her, Kokoro is the second illegitimate daughter of Fame Douglas, thus making her the half-sister of Helena.
  • Jann Lee, a master of Jeet Kune Do who has been nicknamed "the Dragon" due to his excellent strikes. Jann Lee constantly seeks to test himself against the most fearsome opponents and has once again entered the tournament to do such a task.
  • Leifang, a master of t'ai chi quan who was raised in a wealthy family. Known for being quite stubborn, Leifang constantly trains herself to defeat Jann Lee, the man who once saved her from harm eight years ago.
  • Tina Armstrong, the daughter of legendary professional wrestler, Bass Armstrong. Despite her father's intentions to raise her as a champion wrestler, Tina has pursed her own dreams in life, becoming a model, actress, and rock star. Recently however, after her encounter with MMA fighter Mila, Tina realizes that she misses the thrill of the ring, and enters the tournament to quench this feeling.
  • Bass Armstrong, an immensely powerful former professional wrestler who always worries about his only daughter Tina, born to his late wife Alicia. Whilst working as an oil platform engineer at DIG, Bass discovers that discovers is entering the fifth tournament. Possibly worried that Tina is up to her odd tricks again, Bass enters the tournament as well, but this time as the masked wrestler Mr. Strong.
  • Zack, a funky DJ with a positive attitude and original sense of style, Zack has incredible fighting instincts and learned Muay Thai just by imitation. After saving Helena from death, Zack is working beside her to rebuild DOATEC and organize the fifth tournament.
  • Eliot, Gen Fu's only apprentice and a practitioner of xing yi quan. Aware of his immaturity as a fighter, Eliot has left his mentor and set out on a journey of self-improvement. When the fifth tournament is announced, Eliot's unwanted traveling companion, Brad Wong, convinces him to enter.
  • Gen Fu, an old mentor who was once considered to be a fighting legend. After earning enough money to pay for his granddaughter's medical treatment, Gen Fu agreed to take Eliot on as an apprentice. One day however, after noticing his student's self-doubt, Gen Fu sends Eliot off on a journey of self-improvement.
  • Brad Wong, a master of the zui quan style who is usually found popping up at a bar somewhere. For some unknown reason, Brad has tagged along on Eliot's journey of self-improvement, much to the latter's annoyance.
  • Rig, a natural born fighter who has used his powerful instincts to master his own style of taekwondo. Having no clue about his real name or where he came from, his colleagues simply call him "Rig". Running the DIG oil platform from a young age, Rig happily works side-by-side with his colleagues, especially the newest worker, Bass. Recently, a mysterious woman named Christie has entered Rig's life and seems to know about his past.
  • Mila, an up-and-coming mixed martial arts champion who has scored spectacular victories all over the world. Since her youth, Mila has been a big fan of Bass, who she feels an intense admiration towards, and her dream is to take on her idol in the ring. Whilst working as a part-time waitress in New York City, Mila meets Zack, who convinces her to enter the tournament.
  • Alpha-152, an artificial life form given the shape of a transparent woman. This hyper clone of Kasumi was created under the orders of Donovan and after fleeing from DOATEC during the fourth tournament, the clone is currently being pursued by Kasumi.
  • Ein, a man who was discovered deep within the Black Forest of Germany by Hitomi. Without any memory of his past, Ein was taken by Hitomi's family and trained in karate by her father. During the second tournament, Ein eventually learned his true identity as Hayate, Kasumi's brother, and of his kidnapping by DOATEC for the purpose of human research in what was dubbed "Project Epsilon".
  • Leon, a mercenary whose lover, Lauren, died in his arms during a battle in the desert. Her final words to him were, "The man I love is the strongest man in the world...," and it is with these words that Leon lives by and fights for, everyday of his life.

New playable charactersEdit

  • Momiji, a kunoichi of the Hayabusa clan and the last Dragon Shrine Maiden, who is beloved by the children of the village and acts as a big sister figure to them. Hayabusa began training Momiji in ninjutsu and aikijutsu when she was discovered to have a natural talent for fighting, and now enters the tournament in order to try out hand-and-hand combat and put what she has learned to the test.
  • Rachel, a young woman from the Holy Vigoor Empire whose purpose in life is to eradicate fiends. As she herself has fiend heritage, Rachel's beauty belies a dangerous strength. Although her cool demeanor may not show it, Rachel is enjoying the DOA fights, as she can put her fighting skills to use other than for fiend hunting.

DLC charactersEdit

Note: These characters are DLC in the console versions and fully playable in the arcade version.
  • Marie Rose, the servant of Helena whose devilish smile hides her secrets and keeps her shrouded in mystery. Despite her sweet and childlike appearance, Marie Rose is a formidable fighter in the Russian martial art of Systema.
  • Phase 4, the human weapon who is a prototype of the Kasumi Alpha Phase 4 project's final model, which is slated for mass production. The clone features a functioning human memory and soul; however, exhaustive testing has shown her to be resigned to her fate, never resisting combat orders. Due to this conflict of conscience, Phase 4's existence is filled with sorrow. It is revealed that Phase 4 was the one who attacked Bayman and his fellow soldiers.
  • Nyotengu, a mysterious and beautiful tengu whose legends have been passed down from ages old in the depths of Japan's mountains. It is said that Nyotengu has descended into the human realm out of simple boredom, though her true movies are still unknown to anyone.

Story Mode charactersEdit

  • False Kasumi, a clone of Kasumi who was created by Donovan and MIST. Unlike the previous clones made from Kasumi's DNA, this clone truly believes that she is the real Kasumi and just like the original, desires to seek out Alpha-152.

Guest charactersEdit

  • Akira Yuki, a descendant of the founder of the Yuki Budokan, Akira has been taught his own unique style based on ba ji quan. Akira spends his days training to become the greatest martial artist in the world, and has always entered the World Fighting Tournaments as a way to test himself.
  • Jacky Bryant, an Indy car racer and the older brother of Sarah Bryant. When Sarah was being targeted by the mysterious organization J6, Jacky resolved to take them down in order to protect his sister. Now he is taking part in a new kind of fight as he collects information to prepare for the inevitable showdown with J6.
  • Sarah Bryant, a young woman who whilst attempting to investigate the accident involving her older brother, Jacky, she was captured by J6 (Judgment 6) and brainwashed. Although she was later rescued by Jacky, the effects of J6's brainwashing remain buried deep within the recesses of her mind.
  • Pai Chan, a famous actress from Hong Kong who has received special instruction in martial arts from her father, Lau Chan, since early childhood. Though she once hated her father, Pai's attitude towards him has softened after she watched him suffer with illness in his twilight years.

Non-playable charactersEdit

  • Miyako, the leader of DOATEC Japan and the mother of Kokoro. Though having a high position of power at DOATEC, Miyako seems to have mysterious connections with MIST and may be working against Helena and the company. To this day, Miyako still keeps secret from her daughter the truth about her work and the identity of Kokoro's father.
  • Muramasa, a legendary weapon smith and shop owner who has aided Hayabusa in the past. Throughout the fifth tournament, Muramasa looks after the real Kasumi in secret until Hayabusa sends for her.
  • Victor Donovan, the man behind all of the misgivings of the Mugen Tenshin clan and the previous tournaments. With the creation of his new organization, MIST, Donovan heads the next stage of Project Alpha, codenamed the "Kasumi Alpha Phase 4" project, and plans to create the ultimate human weapon using Kasumi's DNA.

Note: All characters are unlocked from the start. As Story Mode is unchanged, the new characters don't have their own chapters.[4] Marie Rose was added to console versions as DLC in March 2014, Phase 4 was added in June 2014,and Nyotengu was added in September 2014.


Returning from Dead or Alive 5

New in Ultimate

  • Aircraft Carrier - A tag stage on the deck of a giant aircraft carrier.
  • Desert Wasteland - The desert remnants of an abandoned city, similar to the outside area of the Rub' al Khali desert stage of Ninja Gaiden 3 (2012).
  • Forest - A Japanese forest in Autumn, returns from Dead or Alive 3.
  • Haunted Lorelei - A German castle at night, returns from Dead or Alive 3, updated with a Halloween theme. (Included in Patch 1.03)
  • Lorelei - The returning stage from Dead or Alive 3 with normal designs. (Included in Patch 1.05)
  • Lost World - An infinite stage with stone pillars and waterfalls, returns from Dead or Alive 3.
  • Sky City Tokyo - The first stage of Ninja Gaiden II (2008) and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Tokyo in the near-future.

All stages are available from the start, except in the Core Fighters release where some must be unlocked:

Stage Obtained
Forest Fight with friends in 50 Lobby Matches
Lost World Fight with friends in 100 Lobby Matches
Desert Wasteland Fight in 150 Ranked Matches
Aircraft Carrier Fight in 100 Ranked Matches (tag)
Sky City Tokyo Fight in 250 Ranked Matches


Main article: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate/Costumes

Most characters received one new costume, with Ayane, Hitomi, Kasumi, Kokoro, Leifang and Tina receiving two. The "training dummy" outfits from Dead or Alive 5+ are included, and several more costumes are available as DLC.

  • Akira: VF5 costume D.
  • Alpha-152: Dark purple.
  • Ayane:
    1. NG3RE "Infiltrator" costume.
    2. NGS2 "Blossom of Miyama" costume.
  • Bass: (Mr. Strong) Silver and blue spiked wrestling outfit.
  • Bayman: DOA1 outfit with green beret, brown t-shirt.
  • Brad: Cowboy outfit in green and brown.
  • Christie: Policewoman's uniform in black.
  • Eliot: Black hoodie with cat ears, red-and-black striped top.
  • Gen Fu: DOA1 yellow Hawaiian shirt, beige shorts, sandals, straw hat and sunglasses.
  • Hayate: Masked black ninja outfit with white scarf.
  • Helena: Beige "DOATEC" uniform.
  • Hitomi:
    1. Signature denim jacket and jeans, shown with a ponytail.
    2. Sleeveless white blouse with beige skirt, thigh-high argyle socks.
  • Jann Lee: DOA1 white suit with red tie.
  • Kasumi:
    1. Blue argyle sweater and beige skirt.
    2. DOA1 red and white ninja outfit.
  • Kokoro:
    1. White tank top with black skirt, gloves and boots. Shown with side ponytail.
    2. DOA4 white tank top, brown skirt and boots, yellow scarf.
  • Leifang:
    1. Orange-and-white striped dress with pigtails.
    2. Blue-and-white striped blouse, beige skirt.
  • Lisa: Nurse's uniform in white.
  • Mila: Red jacket with white t-shirt, white "Victoria" visor, and denim shorts.
  • Pai: VF5 costume D, shown with short hair.
  • Rig: Shirtless, black bandanna, black-and-grey striped pants.
  • Ryu Hayabusa: NG3RE "Spirit of the Fighter" costume.
  • Sarah: VF5 costume D.
  • Tina:
    1. Signature DOA2 silver and black wrestling outfit.
    2. White top, black shorts and boots, black "DOA" cap.
  • Zack: Light blue hoodie, black cap and sunglasses, jeans.

Downloadable ContentEdit

Main article: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate/Downloadable Content

Downloadable content purchased for Dead or Alive 5 will work in Ultimate. Some costumes that were previously DLC are included as unlockables:[5]

  • Costume Pack Round 1
  • Costume Pack Round 2: Kitty Pack, What a Character, Special Set
  • Costume Pack Round 4: Angels, Devils, DOATEC Divas
  • Costume Pack Round 5: China Pack, Special Set 3, Formal Wear
  • Costume Pack Round 9: Fighter Pack

Preorders of the Japanese version included a new set of pop idol costumes, chosen by popular vote.[6] All preorders included Team D (Kasumi and Ayane), and depending on the retailer, either Team O (Hitomi, Kokoro, Leifang and Mila) or Team A (Christie, Helena, Lisa, Momiji, Rachel and Tina). In North America, preorders from GameStop included Teams D and A, while Amazon included Team O.

The Japanese Collector's Edition includes fourteen new swimsuits for characters.

Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate Collaboration CostumesEdit

DoA5U x WO3U Colaboration

DoA5U X MO2U Collaboration costumes

Those who purchase first-print versions of the game Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate will receive a downloadable serial code for Warriors Orochi-inspired costumes for the following characters:

As there is no Xbox 360 version of Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate, these costumes were made available later on the Japanese Xbox Marketplace, followed by an international release.

Production creditsEdit


Producer Yosuke Hayashi
Director Yohei Shimbori
Project Manager Manabu Nagasaki
CG Manager Hideki Niimi
Engineering Lead Yuki Satake
Game Design Leads Takeshi Omori, Takayuki Saga
Character Art Leads Hirohisa Kaneko, Haruhiko Shikata
Environment Art Leads Kensaku Tabuchi
Animation Leads Yoshiro Tachibana, Kosuke Wakamatsu
Real-Time Cinematic Lead Yoshiteru Tomita
VFX Leads Osamu Yazu, Takamitsu Watanabe
Audio Lead & Design Makoto Hosoi
Technical Art Lead Naoya Okamoto
UI Art Lead Kazutaka Kato
Localization Director Peter Garza
Game Designers Motohiro Shiga, Tsuyoshi Iuchi, Gaku Arai, Masakazu Hirayama, Hidekazu Asada, Tetsuya Nitta, Masaki Toyoda, Ryusuke Kanda
Engineers Yoshinobu Suzuki, Mikiyasu Kambayashi, Daisuke Oikawa, Takeshi Mizobe, Takahiro Onuki, Wataru Iwasaki, Masato Naito, Yuichiro Watanabe
Program Support Taihei Obara, Masanao Kimura, Yuta Yamazaki, Takeshi Kawaguchi, Takeshi Sawatari, Takashi Watanabe, Takayuki Teruya, Haruhisa Ito, Junichi Koyama, Michihiro Sato, Tomoya Sakashita, Yoshihiro Kimura, Kazuki Iwana, Kenichi Uchiyama, Kojiro Seimo, Katsuyuki Okura, Hiroya Usuda, Yutaro Takahashi, Hirotaka Kataoka, Shota Nagata, Tomoya Ichikawa, Yasuhiro Nakamoto, Hiroyuki Nishi, Mizuki Yamamoto, Takafumi Imanaga, Kenichi Saito, Masaki Shibuya, Tatsuro Orikasa
Character Art Natsuko Kawakami, Hideaki Takahashi, Machiko Hara, Nozomi Furuta, Kazuhiro Nishimura, Hiroyuki Yazaki, Hiromi Tsukazaki, Yasuaki Suzuki
Environment Art Tadashi Kawabe, Shunsuke Fujita, Ryosei Muraki, Chihiro Ootaka, Koichi Yabata, Kaori Kobayashi, Sachiko Namba, Yasuyuki Sato, Rie Motonari, Hiroyuki Kato
Animation Katsuhiro Yamauchi, Chitose Sasaki, Ryoji Abe, Takaaki Kurosawa, Masayuki Fukushima, Toshiaki Kondo, Hideki Saito
VFX Jiro Yoshida, Takehiko Kanaoka, Kazuki Osada, Naoki Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Kimura, Kazuya Fujii, Mitsuaki Uchida
Real-Time Cinematics & Real-Time Camera Daisuke Inari, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Shuuchi Okada, Yoshiki Horiuchi, Katsuyuki Shimizu, Ikuo Harigai, Shinichi Nakamura, Takahiro Yadori
Technical Art Masaru Ueda, Kenta Kawano
UI Art Yuki Nakajima
Concept Art Yukiko Maruyama, Chifumi Suzuki, Hiromi Baba, Tsutomu Terada, Kazuhiro Higuchi, Mariko Hirokane
Audio Design Hiroaki Takahashi, Shigekiyo Okuda, Mari Yoshida, Yosuke Kinoshita
Foley Artist Atsuo Saito
Music Yojiro Yoshimatus, Ayako Toyoda, Masako Otsuka
Localization Brianna Forster
Assistant Managers Manabu Kiguchi, Masayuki Terao, Takayuki Nishikawa
Studio Managers Yoshinori Ueda, Kohei Shibata, Yasunori Sakuda
In Cooperation With Tecmo Koei Tianjin Software Co., LTD., Tecmo Koei Beijing Software Co., LTD.
Storyboards Kiyoshi Okuyama (tuetue Kombinato)
Lees TKD Jong Mok Lee, Tomoyasu Kataoka
Game Translation Rubicon, Solutions, Inc, Bayard Co., Ltd
Debug Pole To Win Co., Ltd., Pole To Win America, Inc., Pole To Win Europe Inc.
Fonts The typefaces included herein are solely developed by Dyna Comware. Kousei Sign Works Co.
Creative Director Tom Lee
Coordinator Toru Akutsu

Real-Time Cinematics staffEdit

Team D-Rockets Movie Magic Factory
Cinematic Director Ryuzi Kitaura
Visual Effects Supervisor Masami Nikaido
Edit-Visual Effects Takuya Okuwaki
Animation Director Ryuichi Snow
Animation Shoko Kitamura, Takashi Kawamura, Yumiko Takahashi
Motion Capture Camera Nagisa.Kamiyama
Suiken Motion Performance Takayuki.Kamiyama
Sound Producer Ryuzi Kitaura

Neo Agency staffEdit

Motion Capture Actor Coordinator Masaru Ikata
Motion Capture Action Director Nobutoshi Takahashi
Motion Actors Katsuyuki Yamazaki, Yasunari Kinbara, Kentarou Shimazu, Asuka Yoshikawa, Akemi Hirota, Hiromi Shinjo, Nobuhiro Inohara, Kenji Satou, Hiromasa Masuda, Kazuhiro Inoue

Katsugekiza staffEdit

Motion Actors Wataru Koga, Keiichi Wada, Tony Hosokawa, Yuka Hino, Ayako Hino, Hiroko Yashiki, Motoki Kawane, Yutaka Kambe
Action coordinator & Motion Actor Akira Sugihara

Imagica staffEdit

Motion Capture Producer Tetsuya Kobayashi
Motion Capture Director Yoshiko Koyama
Motion Capture Editor Gaku Ohtsu

Himawari Theater Group Inc.Edit

Motion Actor Sachi Kokuryu

Japan PublishingEdit

Software Manual Yuki Ikeno, Minako Abe
Art Work Jyumpei Yamamoto, Sayaka Kawabata, Daisuke Hano
Web Design Hidenobu Kawabata, Kaito Sawatari
Public Relations & Marketing Dept. Hiroshi Murai, Hideyasu Matsuo

North American PublishingEdit

Team Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Senior VP and Sales Manager Amos Ip
Sales Coordinator Jae Chang
Production Manager Shinka Umezaki
Controller Tad Saito
PR Principle Jeane Wong
PR Director Kjell Vistad
PR Coordinator Zachary Gunnell

European PublishingEdit

Team Tecmo Koei Europe Limited
Sales Manager Tom Vickery
PR & Marketing Manager Marilena Papacosta
Community Manager Chin Soon Sun
General Manager Yasutomo Watanabe

Taiwan/Asian PublishingEdit

Team Tecmo Koei Taiwan Co., Ltd.
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Sammy Liu
AVP of Technical Support Division Philip Chang

Overseas PublishingEdit

Overseas Development Division Yukinori Yokoyama, Timothy Horst, Ina Liau
Global Marketing Dept. Hiroshi Suzuki, Hidetoshi Nakatsukasa, Tomohiro Tanimura
Global Business Division Hidekiyo Kobayashi, Takahiro Yamamoto, Carol Suzuki, Yumiko Katagiri

Voice castEdit

* Not credited in the production credits.

Character Japanese actor English actor
Kasumi Houko Kuwashima Lauren Landa*
Ayane Wakana Yamazaki Brittney Harvey*
Hayate Hikaru Midorikawa Yuri Lowenthal*
Ein Hikaru Midorikawa Yuri Lowenthal*
Ryu Hayabusa Hideyuki Hori Troy Baker*
Helena Douglas Yuka Koyama Karen Strassman*
Christie Kotono Mitsuishi Laura Bailey*
La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton Maaya Sakamoto Wendee Lee*
Hitomi Yui Horie Eden Riegel*
Bayman Banjo Ginga Matthew Mercer*
Kokoro Ayako Kawasumi Heather Hogan-Watson*
Jann Lee Nobutoshi Canna Kaiji Tang*
Leifang Yumi Touma Cassandra Morris*
Tina Armstrong Yuko Nagashima Kate Higgins*
Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong Kenta Miyake Patrick Seitz*
Zack Bin Shimada Keith Silverstein*
Eliot Junko Minagawa David Vincent*
Gen Fu Chikao Ohtsuka Kirk Thornton*
Brad Wong Unsho Ishizuka Grant George*
Rig Hiroki Tochi Liam O'Brien*
Mila Ryoko Shiraishi Uncredited actress
Leon Jouji Nakata Richard Epcar*
Momiji Yuko Minaguchi Kate Higgins*
Rachel Michie Tomizawa Erin Fitzgerald*
Akira Yuki Miki Shinichro n/a
Jacky Bryant n/a Eric Kelso
Sarah Bryant n/a Lisle Wilkerson
Pai Chan Minami Takayama n/a
Victor Donovan Moriya Endo Kirk Thornton*
System Voice n/a Peter Garza
Alpha-152* Uncredited actress Uncredited actress
False Kasumi* Houko Kuwashima Lauren Landa*
Marie Rose* Mai Aizawa* Christine Marie Cabanos*
Muramasa* Bin Shimada* Sam Riegel*
Nyotengu* Akemi Satō* Brina Palencia*
Phase 4* Houko Kuwashima Lauren Landa*


Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is available as both a retail title and digital download.

Core FightersEdit

DoA5U Free PSN Ver. Chara Select Screen

Core Fighters Character Select screen

A free-to-play version titled Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters is available on the PlayStation Store.[7] Players are limited to four characters; Kasumi, Ayane, Ryu Hayabusa, and Hayate. The rest can be purchased for $3.99 each, or as a bundle for $34.99. Marie Rose was the first to be sold alone for $5.99.

All modes are available, except for Story Mode, which can be purchased for $14.99. Players of Core Fighters are able to fight against those with the full version in online matches. There are no plans to make this available on Xbox 360.

Japanese Collector's EditionEdit


Preorder bonus items in the Japanese Collector's edition.

The standard Japanese Collector's Edition retails for ¥11,340, and includes "Ultimate Sexy Costumes" download code for fourteen characters, the DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Original Soundtrack vol.3 CD, and a "Kasumi-chan Blue" mousepad.[8] It also includes a Momiji mousepad, as well as two bathroom posters depicting Momiji and Kasumi in their Marlin and Violet bikinis, respectively.[9]

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate ArcadeEdit

DOA5 Ultimate Arcade Logo

It has recently been announced that in Japan, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be made available in arcades.[10] It will run on Sega's RingEdge 2 hardware, and be distributed digitally through the ALL.NET+ Multi Ver. 2 network. This will be the first arcade release for the series since Dead or Alive 2 Millennium in January 2000. This version will also include a new character, Marie Rose. Phase 4, another new character, was added in Spring 2014, with Nyotengu to follow in June.


Before the game's release, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate was given "Best Fighting Game" by PSU's Gamescom 2013 Awards.[11]

The Japanese magazine Famitsu gave the game a 34/40 score (9/9/8/8), two points less than the original.

Promotional TrailersEdit

Announcement Trailers
DLC Trailers

Promotional ImagesEdit

Teaser Pictures from Twitter

Packaging artworkEdit


  • In the Dead or Alive 5 alpha demo, the lifebars were silver. The final release changed them to blue. In Ultimate they are changed again, to gold. Also in Last Round they are changed another time, to blue and green mixed together.
  • One of the new additions is a random select for costumes.
  • With a grand total 29, and 32 after the Ver. 1.08 console update in September 2014, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has the most playable characters in the entire series. The game also has the largest number of stages in a single Dead or Alive game.
  • The game has the most guest characters and, ultimately, the most new characters to be present in a single game.
  • Hitomi's hair animation was fixed in this installment. Her hair can move while laying on her stomach and shaking her head when KO'd. Previously, Her hair stayed still when she shook her head and was on the ground on her stomach when KO'd in the original game.

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. Siliconera - "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Momiji Has A Double Jump, Rachel Is A Heavy Hitter"
  2. sgcafe - "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will support up to 4 simultaneous players in its 2v2 online Tag mode"
  3. FreeStepDodge - "New Famitsu Screenshot and info (July 18)"
  4. YouTube - "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate - E3 2013 Stage Demo"
  5. Official website - "DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE|FEATURES"
  6. Gamecity - "DEAD OR ALIVE 5 選抜総選挙"
  7. Official website - "DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE|FTP"
  8. - "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Collector's Edition
  10. Siliconera - "Dead or Alive Returns To Japanese Arcades After A 13-Year Absence"
  11. PlayStation Universe - "Gamescom 2013 Awards: Best Fighting Game"

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (Arcade)
Playable Kasumi - Ayane - Hayate - Ryu Hayabusa - Helena Douglas - Christie - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Hitomi - Bayman - Kokoro - Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Zack - Eliot - Gen Fu - Brad Wong - Rig - Mila - Alpha-152 - Ein - Leon - Momiji - Marie Rose - Phase 4 - Nyotengu
Story Mode characters False Kasumi
Guest characters Akira Yuki - Jacky Bryant - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan
Non-playable characters Miyako - Muramasa - Victor Donovan
Gameplay modes Story - Versus - Arcade - Time Attack - Survival - Team Battle - Training - Online - Spectator - Album - Movies - Fight Record - Titles - Help & Options - Music
Gameplay terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Cliffhanger - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Move Data - Power Blow - Power Launcher - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Triangle System
Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DIG - Freedom Survivor - MIST - Mugen Tenshin clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway shinobi - Shinobi
Martial arts Aikijutsu - Ba ji quan (hakkyoku-ken) - Close quarters combat - Combat Sambo - Counter Fiend Combat - Jeet Kune Do - Karate - Lucha libre - Mixed martial arts - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi gua quan - Professional wrestling - Snake fist - Systema - T'ai chi quan - Taekwondo - Tengu-do - Xing yi quan - Xinyi liuhe quan - Ensei ken (yan qing quan) - Zui quan
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - System Voice - Tournament Winners - Virtua Fighter
Stages Aircraft Carrier - Dead or Alive/Arrival - Depth - Desert Wasteland - Dojo - The Ends of the Earth - Fighting Entertainment - Flow/Primal - Forest - Fuel - Home - Hot Zone - Lab - Lorelei/Haunted Lorelei - Lost World - Sanctuary - Scramble - The Show/The Tiger Show/Coming Soon - Sky City Tokyo - Street - Sweat - Temple of the Dragon/Sakura - Zack Island
Non-playable locations Freedom Survivor - Johnny's Diner - Taylor's Bar
Dead or Alive 5 Soundtrack Vol.3
Character themes Default "Alpha-152" - "Bloody Nocturne" - "Collapse" - "Drunk Wolf" - "El Diablo ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~" - "Fang" - "Flowerbed" - "Fuga ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~" - "Hunter's Moon" - "I Feel For You" - "Machinations" - "Mentor" - "Moonlit Lady" - "Oiran Drive" - "Purity" - "The Roar of the Crowd" - "Russian Roulette" - "Serpent Dance" - "Shade" - "Solitary Desperation" - "Sorrow" - "Steel Horse Rider" - "Successor" - "Tribal Beats" - "Turn On The Lights" - "The Wind is Howling" - "Vigaku" - "Zany Zapper"
Optional (console versions only) "B-boy no "B"" - "Blazed up Melpomene" - "Blood Tie" - "Break the age" - "Cracker" - "Eternity" - "Four Thousand" - "Grand Style" - "Hitohira" - "I don't believe it!" - "It's to Show" - "Knifepoint" - "Look Ahead" - "Mayflower" - "Monster" - "Natural High" - "Power Shovel" - "Prismatic Butterfly" - "Red Moon" - "Reincarnate" - "The Shooted" - "Tehu Tehu" - "Trip" - "True Beauty" - "Ultimate Weapon" - "YES or YES" - "You Are Under My Control"
Stage themes "Accelerator" - "Alpha-152" - "Beginning to the End" - "Blood Tie ~DOA5 Ultimate mix~" - "Can't Stop This Feeling" - "Cascade" - "The City Never Sleeps" - "Desert Storm" - "Dimensions Training" - "Fallen Leaves" - "Fire Alarm" - "Gaia" - "Ghouls' Ball" - "Gotta Move On" - "Graceful Sounds" - "Happy Funny Crazy" - "I Feel For You" - "Imps' Ball" - "Into the Abyss" - "Liberation" - "Light the Fuse" - "Like a Dragon" - "Knock You Down" - "Mist Knows" - "Niug-Nep Place" - "Oblivion" - "Polluted Air" - "Primitive Rhythm" - "Rapids" - "Scream" - "The Secret of Kung-Fu" - "Skyscraper" - "Tedious Days" - "Tempestuous Sign" - "Tiger's Family" - "Tradition"
Story Mode tracks "B-boy No "B" Remix" - "Cheerful Buddhist Priest" - "Collapse" - "Desperate Situation" - "False Fate" - "I'm a Fighter" - "Knifepoint" - "let's get it" - "Mentor" - "Monster" - "Moonlit Lady" - "Omen" - "Purity" - "Serpent Dance" - "Shade" - "The Storied Journey of the Boy and the Drunk" - "Successor" - "Superstar" - "Tribal Beats" - "Trip" - "The Way is Known ~DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Main Theme~" - "Vigaku" - "The Wind is Howling" - "Zany Zapper"
Other tracks "A Wind" - "Act Of Universe" - "An Invisible Shadow" - "Circle" - "Conditioning" - "D.O.A." - "Deep Impact" - "Dimensions Training" - "Evolution" - "Excelsior" - "Ignition" - "Link" - "Repetition" - "Showdown" - "Transcendence" - "ULTIMATE" - "Urges" - "Wired" - "X-ray" - "Zero Hour"
Achievements - Command lists - Costumes - Downloadable content - Fighting quotes - Merchandise - Promotional artwork and wallpapers - Survival Mode items - Tag throws
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Main series Dead or Alive - Dead or Alive 2 - Dead or Alive 3 - Dead or Alive 4 - Dead or Alive 5
Spin-offs and related titles Dead or Alive++ - DOA2: Hardcore - Dead or Alive Ultimate - Dead or Alive Online - Girls of DOA BlackJack - Dead or Alive Dimensions - Dead or Alive 5+ - Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate - Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Dead or Alive Xtreme sub‑series Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball - Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 - Dead or Alive Paradise - Dead or Alive Xtreme 3
Canceled games Dead or Alive: Code Chronos - Project Progressive
Related series Ninja Gaiden series - Virtua Fighter series - Warriors series
Playable characters Main cast Kasumi - Zack - Ryu Hayabusa - Bayman - Leifang - Gen Fu - Tina Armstrong - Jann Lee - Bass Armstrong/Mr. Strong - Ayane - Helena Douglas - Leon - Ein - Hayate - Hitomi - Brad Wong - Christie - La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton - Kokoro - Eliot - Rig - Mila - Momiji - Rachel - Marie Rose - Nyotengu - Honoka
Secondary Kasumi α - Shiden - False Kasumi - Phase 4
Final bosses Raidou - Bankotsubo - Genra - Alpha-152
Guest characters SPARTAN-458 - Rio - Akira Yuki - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan - Jacky Bryant - Naotora Ii - Mai Shiranui
Non-playable characters Main series Alicia Armstrong - Anastasia - Anne - Ayame - Burai - Chen - Fame Douglas - Goldie - Hitomi's father - Irene Lew - Isabella - Kuramasan Maouson - Lauren - Maria - Mei Lin - Miyako - Muramasa - Niki - Victor Donovan
Guest characters Ridley - Samus Aran
Non-canon characters Max Marsh - Weatherby
Miscellaneous characters Toreko
Gameplay modes Story - Versus - Arcade - Time Attack - Survival - Tag Battle - Team Battle - Training - Online - Spectator - Album - Movies - Fight Record - Titles - Help & Options - Music
Gameplay terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Cliffhanger - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Move Data - Power Blow - Power Launcher - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Attack Change - Triangle System
Plot subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Mugen Tenshin clan - Ninpo - Nukenin (missing shinobi) - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Shinobi - Tengu
Other terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners
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Actors - Canon timeline - Command Lists - Costumes - Fandom - Gameplay - Items - Locations - Martial arts - Media - Merchandise - Movies - Music - Soundtracks - Staff - Stages - Tag Throws

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