Team Ninja Announces Dead or Alive 6 Deluxe Demo, World Championship, and SNK Collaboration

By Mike Sousa on February 17, 2019, 8:06AM EDT

At the EVO Japan 2019, Team Ninja made several announcements regarding the upcoming Dead or Alive 6. These announcements include a pre-launch Dead or Alive 6 Deluxe Demo, a new eSports venture – the Dead or Alive World Championship, and the first news on the game's Season Pass 1; including the addition of two characters from SNK’s The King of Fighters XIV.

The Deluxe Demo will be exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers through the PlayStation Store, and Xbox Live Gold members through the Microsoft Store, and will be playable from February 22 to 24. The demo will consist of online ranked and lobby matches, as well as Free Training, Tutorial, Command Training, Combo Challenge, and an introduction to Story mode. It will feature all 24 characters available at launch, including all hairstyles and glasses will be available for each of the playable characters.

Team Ninja also revealed the first details on the upcoming Dead or Alive World Championship. Qualifiers will be held in North America, Europe, and Asia; with each region’s top players competing at the Grand Finals in Japan. Qualifiers and Grand Finals total prize will be equivalent to 10 Million Yen.

In addition, a collaboration with SNK’s The King of Fighters XIV was confirmed. Mai Shiranui joins the battle this June as a guest character alongside another King of Fighters XIV combatant who has yet to be announced. The fighters will be sold separately, but both will also be included in Season Pass 1. DOA6’s Season Pass 1 will be available for purchase beginning March 1, 2019 and will also include 62 new costumes: DOA6 Happy Wedding Costumes Vol. 1 and 2, DOA6 New Costumes set Vol. 1 and 2, and additional character costumes for the two SNK fighters. Season Pass 1 bonuses will also feature new NiCO and Nyotengu costumes.

Dead or Alive 6 releases on the 1st of March on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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