Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters lets you fight for free

North American gamers will have already sunk their teeth into Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate while European gamers must wait one more day to get their hands on the updated fighter. Luckily, both parties can get in on the action together for absolutely free thanks to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters, which can be downloaded via PlayStation Network right now.

As one can imagine, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters offers a stripped down, yet nonetheless generous slice of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and contains “almost” all games modes and four playable characters: Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa. Core Fighters also allows for owners of the original PlayStation 3 version of Dead or Alive 5 to transfer over unlocked costumes and titles. But perhaps the most tantalising aspect of Core Fighters is the completely unlimited online play it offers.

I myself am pretty awful at technical fighters, but even I can’t say no to a free bout of fisticuffs. Gonna give Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters it a go? Let us know and maybe we’ll see you there!

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Michael Westgarth

Michael Westgarth is a freelance writer and geneticist for hire who has been writing about video games since 2011. Michael enjoys saving the world and building creeper-proof, vertical sheep farms. Follow him on Twitter @MegaWestgarth, Tumblr and Google+.