Team NINJA has made a number of announcements today which includes the pre-launch Dead or Alive 6 Deluxe Demo, a new eSports venture – the Dead or Alive World Championships, and details on the upcoming DOA6 Season Pass which includes two new characters from the SNK’s The King of Fighters XIV.
The Deluxe demo is exclusive to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live subscribers and will be playable on 22 February, 2019.
The will consist of online ranked and lobby matches as well as Free Training, Tutorial, Command Training, Combo Challenge and an introduction to the Story Mode. The demo is also expected to feature all 24 characters that will be available at launch.
The Dead of Alive World Championships qualifiers will be held in North America, Europe and Asia with each region’s top players competing in the Grand Finals to be held in Japan. The Qualifiers and Grand Finals total prize will be equivalent to 10 million Yen.
The DOA6 Season Pass 1 will feature a collaboration with SNK’s The King of Fighters XIV with Mai Shiranui joining the battle in June as a guest character alongside another King of Fighters combatant that has yet to be announced. These fighters will be sold separately as well.
Dead or Alive 6 is due for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 1 March, 2019