Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets online tag mode, 200+ costumes, new rankings and new screens

Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja this morning unleashed even more details along with a selection of screens for the upcoming release of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

This latest batch of info touches on the new online tag mode which features support for 2 vs. 2 players, the addition of a new ranking system which includes an ultimate Prize Fighter rank, and more unlockable character costumes than you can possibly collect.

Check out the new screens below, and read on for the details.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate screens:

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is headed to the PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 3rd, 2013.

Team NINJA, today released information for DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE highlighting new features including an online ?2 on 2? tag mode, ?Prize Fighter? rank, the introduction of Character Points and costumes in addition to a updated Grade Point system and improved online play.

For the first time ever in the DOA series an online 2 vs. 2 tag mode has been added. Developed and integrated due to high demand from DOA fans around the world, players will now be able to form a tag team with a comrade and fight against another team online. Additionally, players can battle in ranked tag matches in order to become #1 in the world rankings. Separate from solo matches, in tag matches Grade Points (GP) are earned for both team members with each win counting as two toward unlockable costumes.

Fiercely competitive DOA players can compete to attain the new ?Prize Fighter? ranking. Four different ranks can be earned by winning consecutive ranked matches: Bronze Fighter, Silver Fighter, Gold Fighter and Platinum Fighter. Prize Fighters earn extra Grade Points with wins and those who defeat another Prize Fighter receive a GP bonus. Grade Points have been updated now allowing for players to earn up to Grade U from S+. Bonus GPs are rewarded when fighters move to the next grade level.

Adding to the competitive arena is the introduction of ?Character Points? (CP) which displays a player?s skill level with each character. With the inclusion of the CP feature, players can check if their opponent is using their best character and even see where they place in the world ranking.

Improvements made for online mode enhance gameplay, providing a smoother experience regardless of the player?s network connection, and cutting search times to find opponents for ranked matches and unranked throw downs.

Players will find an almost endless array of costumes to select from in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE. While DEAD OR ALIVE 5 included 114 costumes with the game, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE will come with 231 costumes. Players will need to compete and win to unlock the entire selection.

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is developed by Team NINJA and published by Tecmo Koei America. The ultimate Dead or Alive 5 package will release on September 3, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and has been rated ?M? (Mature) by the ESRB.