Want to play Dead or Alive 6 free? Well, you can—sort of. Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters is a recently-released free-to-play experience for Koei Tecmo's flagship fighting game and it's available right now! Four fighters and a limited number of game modes are available for players to check out.
Check out the Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters Launch Trailer and get hyped!
So, how does the Dead or Alive 6 free version work? There are, of course, several limitations in place. To start, players will only have access to Bass, Diego, Hitomi, and Kasumi as playable fighters. You can unlock Ayane, Tina, or Nyotengu for $3.99 a pop. Alternatively, players can get all of the female characters for $39.99 and all of the male characters for $33.99. (At those prices, it would be cheaper to simply purchase the game at its full price of $59.99.)
The Story Mode is limited, too—players will only be able to work their way through the earliest portions of the game's story mode. However, a goodly chunk of the rest of the game is open for play. This includes Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Training, and Quest modes. You'll also be able to participate in ranked online battles in the Dead or Alive 6 free version, although you'll obviously be limited to the characters you've purchased so far.
There is one interesting tidbit of text on the DLC page for Dead or Alive 6: the character packs state that "This may be offered as a free trial for a limited time in the future." It seems like Core Fighters may be used as a gateway to get people to check out the rest of the game's characters in the future.
If you're keen on playing Dead or Alive 6 free, you can download Core Fighters right now on Steam, the PlayStation Store, and the Microsoft Store. Don't forget to check out our review and see what the full experience is like!
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