Team Ninja has just revealed Honoka as the latest character to join the Dead Or Alive cast. Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round is the final update to the Dead Or Alive Series and DLC is transferable cross-gen between Last Round and the previously released Ultimate.
Honoka, master of Honoka Fu, is a teenage girl that utilizes the Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance. Sheâ€™s described as a smaller character with unknown power. Check out her lengthy description from the press release.
“Having been raised all her life by her gentle and loving grandmother, Honoka is a sweet, easygoing kind of girl… but when she sees a fight, she cannot contain her excitement, or the mysterious power surging
within her. Honoka has a strange knack for instantly learning any fighting move she sees. She has kept this power hush-hush, but has been itching to test it out in secret. Honoka studies her favorite moves from various sources and fighting styles, and combines them into a unique style which she calls “Honoka Fu”. Since her build is that of an average teenage girl, her moves, while skilled, may not always pack the same punch as the fighter she learned them from. In her Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance, however, she is imbued with an unbelievable strength and becomes capable of techniques she has never seen from any other fighter. In new next-gen screenshots released today, Honoka faces numerous adversaries in Brad Wong, Rachel and Leifang. Honoka demonstrates the power of her deadly Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance, as well as showing off some tag team action with Raidou. Each of these new screenshots show never before seen costumes and customizable hairstyles that will only be found in Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round”
Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round will feature a demo of sorts that lets you play as the core-fighters. While it seems PS3 and PS4 get the better end of the stick in regards to the core-fighters demo, Microsoft’s console also gets in on the action. Check out those details as described in the press release.
â€œPlayStation 4 players will have access to the free-to-download version via the PlayStationÂ® Network which includes four fighters – Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa – and almost every game mode will be available. Xbox One players will have access to a free trial version of _Last Round_ via the Xbox Games Store consisting of the same free-to-download fighters and features as noted above, but is not expandable via additional purchases. Xbox One users wanting an extended experience can purchase Core Fighters for $4.99 MSRP, which includes all contents as the free trial, but adds four more fighters to the mix in Hitomi, Tina, Jann Lee and Bass, and is expandable from there via additional purchases. All console users can transfer unlocked titles, costumes and Story Mode progress from the last-gen versions of _DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Ultimate _to the current gen version of_ DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND _(PS3 to PS4 and Xbox 360 to Xbox One)_, _as well as compete with combatants from both the free and full retail versions. Additional characters, Story Mode and other features can be accessed for a fee.â€
Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round is set to release on February 17, 2015, for $39.99 on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One and (physical and digital) and $29.99 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (digital only).