Dead or Alive 5 Last Round appears on Steam

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

Tecmo has confirmed that Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is coming to the PC. It's on Steam now, in fact, with a multi-stage "rewards" program offering bonus character costumes for pre-purchases.

"Team NINJA today confirmed that, for the first time ever the Dead or Alive franchise is headed to PC as Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is confirmed for release on Steam," the studio double-confirmed on YouTube. "The Steam PC version is scheduled to launch alongside the console versions on 20 February 2015."

Sure enough, there it is, with a tiered pre-purchase deal offering ten percent off the regular $40 price and a bonus "Ninja 2015" costume for Kasumi. Three other tiers follow, if enough people preorder, adding "Ninja 2015" costumes for Hayate, Ryu Hayabusa, and Ayane; "Aloha" costumes for Kasumi, Hitomi, Ayane, and Mila; and Beach Party costumes for Momiji, Rachel, Leifang, and Kokoro.

The last two sets may sound a bit out of place for a fighting game, but remember that this is the game that (almost) literally promises advanced jiggle physics and lets players "zoom in on female fighters' cleavage and/or posterior and take pictures." It also bears noting, particularly for anyone considering a pre-purchase, that it won't ship with online modes enabled: The Steam description says they'll be "added in a patch within 3 months of release."

The Dead or Alive 5 Last Round release date on Steam is actually February 17, 2015, rather than February 20, presumably the result of different launch dates for Europe and North America.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.