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DOA4 Story- Hayabusa VS Zack

Ryu Hayabusa versus Zack during Ryu's Story Mode in Dead or Alive 4.

Story Mode is a gameplay mode where you play along your selected character's story of a game in the Dead or Alive series. Story Mode consits of a eight round fighting match that contains cutscenes, a final boss, and as of Dead or Alive 3, a CG ending for each character.

In Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Story Mode was be renamed Chronicle Mode, as it covers the main series of the series from the first Dead or Alive to Dead or Alive 4, rather then featuring a completely new story of its own. Its gameplay also differs greatly from Story Modes in previous titles.

Gameplay ConceptEdit

Dead or Alive 2Edit

Story Mode has first used in Dead or Alive 2. Basically, the player starts stage 1 by fighting a random selected character. After stage 1, cutscenes will appear. In this mode, cutscenes will come randomly for each character. Characters will have around 3-4 cutscenes. The one thing all the fighters have in common is that they will fight a random opponent in the Danger Zone.

After the last cutscene fight, the character will face the final boss, Gohyakumine Bankotsubo. After the fight with Bankotsubo, the character's ending will appear. The endings are shown in gameplay graphics, not in CG graphics. The only ending that will show after the credits, and not after the fight with the Tengu is Kasumi's ending.

Dead or Alive 3 and Dead or Alive 4Edit

The concept of Story Mode in Dead or Alive 3 and Dead or Alive 4 are very similar. The player will fight three random characters in the first three stages. Cutscenes will appear only on stages 4 and 7. After stage 7, you will fight the final boss.

However, in Dead or Alive 4 not everyone has the same final boss. The character that appears as the final boss the most is Alpha-152. Others will have different ones, basically depending on who is involved in their story. For instance, Eliot's final boss is Gen Fu because in his story, Eliot must prove to Gen Fu his martial arts. After defeating the final boss, the ending will appear. Also in Dead or Alive 4, most of the characters will be up against Helena in any part of their story mode.

Dead or Alive: DimensionsEdit

Chronicle Mode is like Story Mode, but recaps the main story of the Dead or Alive series, and include new details never touched upon before. Unlike previous titles, instead of featuring indiviual stories for each playable characters, was one, linear story split into five chapters, plus a prologue. In each chapter, the player fights everybody who entered the part's assossiated tournament at least once.

The player cannot chose with character to play in Chronicle mode, and for the most part, the role of the player-character often changes between Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate, and Ryu Hayabusa, as they are the main characters of the story. In the final chapter, the player-character is always Helena Douglas, as the focus of the chapter is on her.

Dead Or Alive 5Edit

Like Dimensions, Dead Or Alive 5 will feature one whole story mode instead of little individual stories. It will take you through the story of Dead Or Alive through a series of character swaps. As a result, it isn't possible to actually unlock character specific endings.

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Games
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 5 Last Round - Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate - Dead or Alive: Dimensions - Dead or Alive Online - Dead or Alive Ultimate - Girls of DOA BlackJack - Ninja Gaiden series - Virtua Fighter series
Dead or Alive Xtreme Sub‑Series Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball - Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 - Dead or Alive Paradise
Canceled Games Dead or Alive: Code Chronos - Project Progressive
Characters
Main Playable 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 - Mila - Rig - Momiji - Rachel - Marie Rose - Nyotengu
Bosses Raidou - Kasumi α - Bankotsubo - Genra - Alpha-152 - Shiden - False Kasumi - Phase 4
Non-Playable 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 SPARTAN-458 - Rio - Ridley - Samus Aran - Akira Yuki - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan - Jacky Bryant
Non-Canon Max - Weatherby
Terms
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 - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Stats - Tag Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Ninpo - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Glasses - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners
More Information and Archives
Actors - Costumes - Fandom - Gameplay - Items - Locations - Martial Arts - Media - Merchandise - Movies - Music - Soundtracks - Staff - Stages
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Characters
Arcades, Dreamcast (NA and EUR), and PlayStation 2 (JPN) Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Gen Fu - Helena Douglas - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Leon - Jann Lee - Leifang - Ayane - Ein
Non-Playable Helena's Mother - Kasumi X - Roland - Tengu
Dreamcast (JPN) and Hardcore Versions Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Gen Fu - Helena Douglas - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Leon - Jann Lee - Leifang - Ayane - Ein
Unlockable Bayman - Tengu
Non-Playable Helena's Mother - Kasumi X - Roland
Terms
Gameplay Modes Story - Time Attack - Survival - Tag Battle - Team Battle Mode - Versus - Sparring - Watch - Battle Record - Options - Collection - CG Gallery
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Name Entry - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi - Tengu
Martial Arts Jeet Kune DoKarate - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - Russian Martial Arts - T'ai Chi Quan - Thai-Style Boxing - Tengu-Do - Xinyi Liuhe Quan
Other Terms Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners
Locations
Aerial Gardens - Bio Lab. - Danger Zone - Danger Zone 2 - Death Valley - Demon's Church - Dragon Hills - Great Opera - Miyama - Spiral - White Storm
PlayStation 2 (JPN) Crimson - Koku An - Prairie
Dreamcast (JPN) Burai Zenin - L's Castle
Hardcore Versions Blanca - D Octagon - Iron Hell - Pancratium
Music
Dead or Alive 2 Original Sound Trax - Dead or Alive 2 Original Sound Trax ~PlayStation 2 Version~
Character Themes B-boy no "B" ~evolved from ++~ - Blazed up Melpomene - Break the age - Grand Style - Hitohira ~Reminiscent of Ketsui no Toki~ - Jintsuriki - Natural High - The Shooted - Tehu Tehu - Ultimate Weapon - Vigaku - YES or YES - You Are Under My Control ~Beautiful Version 00~
Ending Themes Achoism - Agitated by Emotion - Father's Blues - Glorious Victory - Perfume of Forest - Rhyme Star
Voice Tracks Ayane - Bass Armstrong - Ein - Gen Fu - Gohyakumine Bankotsubo - Helena - Jann Lee - Kasumi - Leifang - Leon - Ryu Hayabusa - System Voice - Tina Armstrong - Zack
Other Tracks Act Of Universe - D.O.A. - Deadly Silence Beach - Densetsu no Hiken - Excelsior - Exciter - The Fist of TAIKYOKU Blows up - How do you feel? - Last JAM - Memoir - S.E. Collection + Hidden Track - Tengu-mai - Transcendence - Type-XXX - What's My Name? - You make me feel so good!
Archives
CostumesFighter QuotesMerchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items
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Characters
Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Hitomi - Zack - Gen Fu - Brad Wong - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Leon - Bayman - Jann Lee - Leifang - Christie - Helena Douglas - Hayate - Ayane
Unlockable Ein
Non-Playable Casino Lady - Chen - Hitomi's Father - Mei Lin - Omega - Rolande
Terms
Gameplay Modes Story Mode - Time Attack Mode - Survival Mode - Tag Battle Mode - Team Battle Mode - Versus Mode - Watch Mode - Sparring Mode - Theater - Options
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Name Entry - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - Genra (Wine) - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Omega - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi
Martial Arts Jeet Kune DoKarate - NinjutsuPi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - Russian Martial Arts - She Quan - T'ai Chi Quan - Thai-Style Boxing - Xinyi Liuhe QuanZui Ba Xian Quan
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Openings - System Voice - Tokkosho - Tournament Winners
Locations
Aqua Palace - Azuchi - BeachDanger Zone - DOATEC HK - Forest - Ice Cave - Iron Hell - Lorelei - Lost WorldOmega's Stage - Pancratium - SnowTaoX Octagon
Music
Dead or Alive 3 Original Sound Trax
Character Themes Blood Tie - Cracker - Eternity - Four Thousand - I don't believe it! - It's to Show - Karma - Knifepoint - Look Ahead - Mayflower - Monster - Power Shovel - Prismatic Butterfly - Red Moon - Reincarnate - Trip - True Beauty
Ending Themes Caribbean Blue - Eclipse - Firelight Holly - Gen-fu's Treasure - Goin' for Broke - Hunting Time - I'll be There for You - Killers - Magic in the Night - The Moon Leads Her To... - Perpetual Motion - Reaction - Route X - Son of the Dragon - Start in Life - Sunny Side - War Zone
Other Tracks A Wind - Amazing - Conditioning - Deep Impact - Home Tonight - Nine Lives - Stand Up - X-ray - X-Ray Reflecting Mirror
Archives
Costumes - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items
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Characters
Playable Kasumi - Ryu Hayabusa - Kokoro - Hitomi - Brad Wong - Eliot - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - La Mariposa/Lisa - Bayman - Christie - Ayane - Hayate
Unlockable Ein - Gen Fu - Leon - Helena Douglas - SPARTAN-458 - Tengu
Non-Playable Alpha-152 - Anne - Maria - Mei Ling - Miyako - Muramasa - Niki
Terms
Gameplay Modes Story - Time Attack - Survival - Team Battle - Versus - Sparring - Settings - Watch - Album - Movie Theater - Ranking - User Profiles - Battle Viewer - DOA Online
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Game Over - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Replay - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Hyper Battle Grand Prix - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi
Martial Arts Ba Ji Quan - Command Sambo - Close Quarters Combat - Jeet Kune DoKarate - Lucha Libre - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - She Quan - Tai Ji Quan - Tengu-Do - Xing Yi Quan - Xinyi Liuhe Quan - Zui Ba Xian Quan
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Cabbage - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Genra - Ninpo - Nunchaku - Openings - System Voice - Tournament Winners - Zack Dollars
Locations
Playable Stages Biolab Core - Crash Club - DOATEC Great Hall - D.W.A. Coliseum - Experimental Playground - Gambler's Paradise - Kyoto in Bloom (Day Time) - Kyoto in Bloom (Night Time) - Nassau Station - Ninja Hideout - Savannah Safari - Seaside Market - Tatami - Temple on the Mountain - Tritower Heliport - Waterfall Valley
Non-Playable Locations Great Opera
Music
Dead or Alive 4 Original Sound Trax
Character Themes Alpha-152 - Drunk Wolf - Fang - Flowerbed - Hunter's Moon - I Feel For You - Jintsuriki - Mentor - Moonlit Lady - Purity - Russian Roulette - Serpent Dance - Shade - Solitary Desperation - Sorrow - Steel Horse Rider - Successor - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights - Vigaku - The Wind is Howling - Zany Zapper
Ending Themes Amazing - Bad Trip - Brave Heart - The Broken Arrows - Dance Of The Angel - Dead Soldier - Estheticism - The Fastest Fingers - The Fist - My Grave - Nasty Girl - Now and Forever - The Raiders - The Real World - Round the Coaster - Touch Me - Unbroken Chains
Crash Club Themes Achoism Remix - B-boy no "B" Remix - Blazed up Melpomene Remix - Break The Age Remix - Grand Style Remix - Hitohira Remix - Jintsuriki Remix - The Shooted Remix - Tehu Tehu Remix - Turn On The Lights Remix - Ultimate Weapon Remix - Vigaku Remix - YES or YES Remix - You Are Under My Control Remix
DOA Online Tracks Flower Garden Room - Gorgeous Room - Halloween Room - Holiday - Ice Room - Jungle Room - Outer Space Room - Pastry Room - Room Above the Clouds - Room in My House - Underwater Room - Zack's Shop
Other Tracks Blazed up Melpomene - Circle - DOATEC - Eat the Rich - Evolution - Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix - Zero Hour
Archives
Achievements - Costumes - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers - Survival Mode Items
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Characters
Playable Kasumi - Raidou - Ryu Hayabusa - Tengu - La Mariposa - Alpha-152 - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Bayman - Christie - Helena Douglas - Kokoro - Zack - Leon - Brad Wong - Gen Fu - Eliot - Jann Lee - Leifang - Hitomi - Ein - Hayate - Kasumi α - Ayane - Genra
Secret Shiden
Non-Playable Anne - Ayame - Fame Douglas - Irene Lew - Lauren - Maria - Victor Donovan
Guest Ridley - Samus Aran
Terms
Gameplay Modes Chronicle - Arcade - Survival - Tag Challenge - Free Play - Training - Local Play - Internet Play - Showcase - 3D Photo Album - Fight Record - Options
Gameplay Terms Attacks - Boss Battles - Character Select - Combo - Counter Blow - Critical Hit - Danger Zone - Holds - Knocked Out - Match - Move Data - Side Stepping - Special Moves - Stages - Stances - Tag Throws - Throws - Triangle System
Plot Subjects Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DOATEC - Exiled Shinobi - Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Ninpo - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Project Omega - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi - Torn Sky Blast
Martial Arts Ba Ji Quan - Combat Sambo - Drunken Fist - Jeet Kune DoKarate - Lucha Libre - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Gua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - Snake Fist - Tai Ji Quan - Tengu-Do - Xing Yi Quan - Xinyi Liuhe Quan
Other Terms Blood Type - Bust/Waist/Hip Measurements - Character Relationships - Credits - Cutscenes - Endings - Figurines - Genra (Wine) - System Voice - Tokkosho - Tournament Winners
Locations
Playable Stages 999 Meters - Azuchi - Danger Zone - Dojo - Eternal Helix - Fallen Miyama - Freedom Survivor - Frozen Peaks - Genetic Biolab (Advanced) - Geothermal Power Plant - Hellfire - Kyoto in Bloom - Lorelei - Sacred Miyama - Tao - Whitewater Valley
Non-Playable Locations Great Opera - Mugen Tenshin Village
Music
Character Themes Alpha-152 - B-boy no "B" - Blood Tie - Break the age - Cracker - Dead or Alive - Grand Style - Hitohira - Jintsuriki - Karma - Kasumi α's Theme - Knifepoint - Monster - Moonlit Lady - Natural High - Red Moon - Reincarnate - Shiden's Theme - The Shooted - Successor - Tehu Tehu - Tribal Beats - Turn On The Lights - Vigaku - YES or YES - You Are Under My Control
Chronicle Mode Tracks Brave Heart - The Broken Arrows - Dance Of The Angel - DOATEC - Ketsui no Toki - Look Ahead - Tengu-mai - Unbroken Chains
Other Tracks D.O.A. - Dimensions Training - Vs. Ridley - Wired
Archive
Costumes - Downloadable Content - Fighter Quotes - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpaper

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