Like boobs but can’t get any in real life because you’re a huge nerd? Well, Dead or Alive 5 won’t feature full-on nudity–sorry to get your hopes up. But you’ll still get the next ‘best’ thing if you pre-order the game from Amazon or GameStop or buy the Collector’s Edition–virtual chicks in swimsuits! That’s right; in what may be the creepiest pre-order promotion ever, gamers who pre-order DOA5 from either Amazon or GameStop get access to three swimsuits for the game’s female characters.
Pre-order from Amazon and you’ll gain access to the “DOA Angels” set of white swimsuits for characters Kasumi, Leifang, and Hitomi. Pre-order from GameStop, meanwhile, and you’ll gain access to the “DOA Devils” pack. This pack includes black swimsuits for Christie, Tina, and Ayane. Really into female video game characters parading around in swimsuits? Then you’ll no doubt be interested in the Dead or Alive 5 Collector’s Edition, a GameStop exclusive that features “premium swimsuit costumes” for every female character in the game. Oh, and the Collector’s Edition comes in a steel case and includes an art book, soundtrack, and poster.
-Nick’s take: I once heard a disgusting story involving a male GameStop customer and an in-store poster of the series’ female fighters. Dead or Alive actually features a solid fighting engine underneath all of the T&A, but something tells me that fans looking to pre-order DOA5 aren’t too concerned about the series’ fighting mechanics.