We all scream and shout when a game uses microtransactions or DLC to prolong the income for the publisher. It’s something that’s just part of this industry and the quicker we make peace with it the better (*mumbles*). That said, there are some games that really push the limits of what we should expect from it. One game in particular is Dead or Alive 5: Last Round from Tecmo.
You have to admit that they don’t have too much going for them other than the Dead or Alive Extreme 3 that was never officially released in the west, due to the nature of the game. Ninja Gaiden is also nowhere to be seen, so that leaves them with their one silver lining – Dead or Alive 5, and they’re milking it for all it’s worth. (Edit – we completely forgot about Nioh, so no excuse then). They’ve just released the 7th DLC for the game. What do you get? More costumes.
In total all the DLC comes to $633, excluding the base game. The good (or bad news, depending on your stance) is that most the DLC is actually not available in South Africa, but should you own a PSN US account you’ll have access to it all. Head to the Xbox Store and most of it is there. When converted to Rands (at the time of writing) it comes to R8366,17. That’s a console and then some for some download content. We guess there’s a reason for them adding more DLC – people buy it.
Here is the official trailer showing off the new costumes for both gents and ladies: