DEAD OR ALIVE 6 - Free Version (Core Fighters) now available on Steam, PSN & XBL

Dark Ninja

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Oct 27, 2017
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Nice gonna get this on PC been having a blast on PS4. Definitely recommend for button mashers and has some nice depth after that. They really toned down the costumes so im gonna have to get some mods. The download of this game was already set up with this method in mind you could see the games downloads and all the characters were separate downloads.
 
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Musubi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Because DoA5's CF took like a year after it came out (along side Ultimate), and prerelease interviews for DoA6 stated it was coming eventually and that concrete details were still being worked out, so a lot of people assumed that meant months and not that it would be shadowdropped 2 weeks after the full release

I've already read this interview, and I'm not sure what you're trying to say
That's because the free version of DOA 5 was a pivot after the fact. DOA 6 was built from the ground up with this model in mind. The hardcore fans already bought in at $60. You're not going to squeeze much more blood from that stone. That's why it was ready to go so soon. They built it this way.
 

rpm

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Oct 25, 2017
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Given that Core Fighters popped up on XBL weeks back, and the wording used there, I'm not really surprised Core Fighters is out now. I expected it within the first month at some point.
Wording like "We can’t talk about it yet since we don't have concrete details about what will be included yet." made me think (and many others, apparently) that it would come later (they literally haven't said anything about it since that interview and it's already out). I didn't take the structure of the digital downloads (having to download the characters as DLC) as representative of a release date; we knew they were planning it, so it makes sense to build that system out from the beginning, no matter if CF was planned to release 2 weeks, 2 months, or 2 years after the full version.

If you had asked me yesterday when I thought CF was coming out, I would have said June-ish. I thought it would have been the smarter move to try to squeeze some more sales out of those who can't wait
That's because the free version of DOA 5 was a pivot after the fact. DOA 6 was built from the ground up with this model in mind. The hardcore fans already bought in at $60. You're not going to squeeze much more blood from that stone. That's why it was ready to go so soon. They built it this way.
I'm aware of all of this. I was more optimistic on the amount of blood left to squeeze at this point than you are, I suppose. (Not at full price of course, but having some sales that go down towards $30-40 before releasing CF)
 
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Ardiloso

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Oct 27, 2017
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Nice. Will get it.
The game was released really cheap in Brazil for XBO (~29 USD) and I've felt guilty not buying it. Still not buying so soon lol, I need to save money.
 

rpm

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Oct 25, 2017
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Download just finished on Steam for me.
The DoA Quest mode seems to be untouched, so you're able to play as characters you don't own in that mode. I was worried that KT would fuck up their perfectly good system of letting F2P players try out characters they don't own, very smart of them to not fuck with it

The game will give you parts for characters you do not own. I don't think this is news b/c full version players who didn't have Nyo/P4 were getting parts for them, but in case anyone was curious and wasn't keeping up
 

Linde

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Sep 2, 2018
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how viable is a switch pro controller for this?
and does this version let me play with lewd costumes?
 

Remk NG

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Apr 16, 2018
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Kasumi and Hitomi...
That is some premium waifu content for free right there :)
I'll download later
 

tapedeck

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Oct 28, 2017
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And?

What is the right amount of time for a fighter to release a f2p version? I guess this means ki did it all wrong.
Except KI’s plan from the start was f2p..and even that was with only one fighter at a time available and the game was $20. DOA is full priced ‘complete’ package at launch and two weeks later it’s f2p...yeah I’m sure that was the plan all along bro.
 

skillzilla81

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Oct 25, 2017
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Except KI’s plan from the start was f2p..and even that was with only one fighter at a time available and the game was $20. DOA is full priced ‘complete’ package at launch and two weeks later it’s f2p...yeah I’m sure that was the plan all along bro.
You right. This wasnt planned at all. It wasnt extremey succesful with doa5. The game is certainly doomed.

Bro.
 

Danthrax

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sounds like Benji is inferring that this game bombed, which is too bad. It’s pretty fun and it looks good for the most part. I kept getting the same handful of opponents when playing last Friday evening on PSN, though, so I’m inclined to believe that few people are playing...
 

Mechanized

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Oct 27, 2017
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Glad I didn't pick this up. Now I can just get the few characters I want. Hopefully they'll make costumes individually buyable as well.
 

MegaXZero

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Based on Benji’s comment, got to congratulate Shimbori on having possibly the worst PR campaigns I’ve seen in gaming.
 
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KDash

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Oct 25, 2017
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Damn, no ayane for free this time
Yeah, that makes me sad. :(

At least Hitomi, my other main, is in.

Downloading this on Xbox One now since I was already using it, will download the PlayStation 4 version in just a moment. If I get a new PC like I'm planning on doing within the next few days, I'll also get it there.
 

SAB-CA

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Nov 30, 2017
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So, in U.S. on XBL, all females cost $40 bucks, all males cost $34. All 20 characters for $50, story mode $20. The $60 set is still the best way to get "everything." As long as that is true, this core edition could have been up day 1.

I don't mind this option. It's a good way to develop a fighter, good way to let lots in, and I wish MK11 would do the same. Not every fighter is a 60 buck day one, but I love the genre enough to try each one I can.

For me, this is a nice way "in" until getting it all later. Definitely appreciated.
 

MrTired

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Oct 28, 2017
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So, in U.S. on XBL, all females cost $40 bucks, all males cost $34. All 20 characters for $50, story mode $20. The $60 set is still the best way to get "everything." As long as that is true, this core edition could have been up day 1.

I don't mind this option. It's a good way to develop a fighter, good way to let lots in, and I wish MK11 would do the same. Not every fighter is a 60 buck day one, but I love the genre enough to try each one I can.

For me, this is a nice way "in" until getting it all later. Definitely appreciated.
I don't think this a good thing for developers/publishers. What it shows is if you devalue to product and give it away for free you will train your customers to expect it not to pay to experience your game. That's why you won't see Netherrealms do this. That's also why this wasn't available at launch but does indicate how well this game is selling or not in this case
 

BuBu Jenkins

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just downloaded the steam version and will buy only Eliot and fuck with him until Leon is available as DLC. Not surprised at all with it flopping. It had rush job written all over it having less characters, stages, modes, and a shittier story than DOA5 on top of MK11 coming out in a month sealed its fate.
 

SAB-CA

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Nov 30, 2017
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I don't think this a good thing for developers/publishers. What it shows is if you devalue to product and give it away for free you will train your customers to expect it not to pay to experience your game. That's why you won't see Netherrealms do this. That's also why this wasn't available at launch but does indicate how well this game is selling or not in this case
Depends. I agree they should have announced something up front, but it's not really devaluing anything. Core fighter isn't the disk release for free. It's an entry point into the DOA6 ecosystem. If the full game download already showed things installing piece by piece, then it's not like they scrambled to make it this way, or anything like that.

DOA Core fighters 5 did well enough to make 6 in the same way from the ground up. It definitely seems to suggest the series is more interested in long term profits, rather than instant sales, now. Especially with those season passes..

Much like piracy vs downloads, CDs, and Youtube with music. Or the fact one can get simuldub anime, or on TV premiers of dubs now. They still release blu rays, even if it premiered for "free" on tv months ago. Using all the methods one can to get something from consumers is a valid option.
 

MrPanic

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hm, this seems like a good deal. Try out the game for free, maybe pick up Mila for 4 bucks later down the line if I like it. A way better proposition than the full game considering how few mains I usually have in a fighting game.

So what's the catch with the core fighters? I saw the lack of story mode but there more missing, perhaps some costume unlocks missing?
 

Virtua Sanus

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Nov 24, 2017
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Not sure why so many people are trying to spin this as a negative thing, they planned this from the start.

F2P is the future of fighting games. I wish more games would have a model like this. Now everyone can enjoy the game easily! No serious investment needed.
 

Ciao

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Jun 14, 2018
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Hitomi for free means I'll be playing this seriously, and probably buy the full game in the end!
 

Banana Aeon

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Oct 30, 2017
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Not sure why so many people are trying to spin this as a negative thing, they planned this from the start.

F2P is the future of fighting games. I wish more games would have a model like this. Now everyone can enjoy the game easily! No serious investment needed.
Honestly, if every fighting game was free to play, I wouldn't need to play any other genre.
 

DR2K

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Oct 31, 2017
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They always planned on releasing it as a F2P game early on. The PC version showed that early on.
 

Gelf

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Oct 27, 2017
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Cool, I was already going to wait for the for the free version before giving it a go so it's nice that it's so soon.
 

Ingueferroque

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Oct 28, 2017
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Just downloaded the steam version and will buy only Eliot and fuck with him until Leon is available as DLC. Not surprised at all with it flopping. It had rush job written all over it having less characters, stages, modes, and a shittier story than DOA5 on top of MK11 coming out in a month sealed its fate.
The game is great. This doesn’t mean it flopped. And what does it supposedly flopping have to do with it supposedly being a rush job?
 

Arklite

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Oct 27, 2017
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Given how successful DOA5 core fighters was, I think they should've launched with both versions. A couple weeks later works perfectly, though.