Tecmo announces that Dead or Alive Ultimate for the Xbox has gone gold and will make its retail release debut later this month; October 26th is the current plan. DoA Ultimate will not only be the newest addition to Tecmo and Team Ninja's celebrated 3D fighting game series often characterized by its saucy female cast, it will also be the first in the series to support competitive online play thanks to Microsoft's Xbox Live service.
"With six different online modes to choose from including Winner-Stays, Tournament, Team Battle, Survival, Loser-Stays, and Kumite Battle, and all using the highly anticipated online feature, "Virtual Arcade", where 8 players are able to participate in a fighting session at one time, Dead or Alive Ultimate is the ultimate 3-D online fighting game this fall. Players from across the nation will be able to play each other using all six of these modes and experience smooth lag-free game play whether they are playing their friend down the street or across the country.
Also available through Xbox Live will be a Dead or Alive World Wide Ranking Chart where the best of the best will be able to post their online scores and see where they rank against other players from around the world, earning bragging rights along the way. Those that master their DOA fighting skills will be represented as the best fighters on the planet through the online scoreboard."