As in Japan, Tecmo Koei is offering 34 costumes through SpotPass, and giving you two opportunities to get each. One costume will be released every day from May 24 through June 26, and again from June 28 through July 31.
BURLINGAME, Calif. April 13th, 2011 – For the first time on a Nintendo system, get ready for one of the most intense, visually stunning and accessible fighting game franchises ever, as DEAD OR ALIVE® Dimensions, developed by Team NINJA and published by TECMO KOEI America, launches for the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system on May 24, 2011. Enjoy incredible 3D effects without the need for glasses, battle through rich and varied environments while smashing opponents through walls or crashing through floors, wirelessly set-up matches and compete as one of 25 playable characters.
Offering fast-paced combat, devastating counter attack combinations and interactive environments which can be used to inflict heavy damage on opponents, DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions is a full-throttle smackdown experience. There is also a special stage for Nintendo fans, which is inspired by Metroid™: Other M where Ridley will wreak havoc on all fighters present. In another unique addition to the gameplay, the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen will show players the combination moves each fighter can carry out during the game. Learn the controls to perform these powerful moves or tap the Touch Screen to perform them on an opponent for maximum damage.
DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions retells the saga of the franchise in a never-before seen way, allowing players to discover the secrets behind the ongoing power struggle within the Mugen Tenshin ninja clan and the carefully guarded "Torn Sky Blast" fighting technique. Meanwhile, the evil DOATEC company, host of the DEAD OR ALIVE tournaments, tries to uncover the secrets for perfecting the creation of a "super fighter." With classic characters like Kasumi, Lei Fang, Tina Armstrong, along with more recent characters such as Kokoro, Eliot and Hitomi amongst the fighters appearing, DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions will appeal to fans old and new.
In another first, every character in the DEAD OR ALIVE series is available in one game. Through the CHRONICLE mode, one of 12 game modes available, players will follow certain characters' journeys to unravel the truth behind each of their stories. With the first four chapters representing the first four DEAD OR ALIVE games, the fifth chapter acts as an epilogue to the epic saga. Using the Touch Screen, players will be able to learn how each of the characters relates to one another and helps unravel the story behind DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions.
Also new to DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions is the ability to use social applications of the Nintendo 3DS system in order to add new depths to gameplay. One such example is by unlocking special character figurines through the THROWDOWN game mode distributed by Team NINJA exclusively via SpotPass™. This mode will allow you to receive and challenge profiles from other fighters you come across via StreetPass™. By competing in these battles you will be able to unlock the DEAD OR ALIVE figurines to add to your arsenal. Exclusively utilizing SpotPass you can also collect up to 34 new costumes which will be distributed via SpotPass from May 24 - June 26, however never fear as if you miss a costume then you have a second chance to be able to complete your collection, as the SpotPass distribution will be repeated again from June 28 - July 31.
With the SHOWCASE mode players will be able to marvel at the full range of 3D figurines that can be unlocked whilst completing the game and position them in one of seventeen backgrounds to take pictures. View saved pictures taken in SHOWCASE mode in DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions' 3D PHOTO ALBUM.
Show off your dynamic snaps that you have captured to others in full 3D, on your very own Nintendo 3DS.
The official product web site is available by visiting: http://teamninja-studio.com/teamninja/doadimensions/us/.
Knuckle up for some heavy hitting action when DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions arrives in North America, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on May 24th, 2011.