Dead or Alive 4 demo live

Xbox Live Marketplace hosts a free sample of Tecmo's brawler nearly seven months after release.

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Apparently, there's a span of about seven months on either end of an Xbox 360 game's release during which a demo of it might surface on the Xbox Live Marketplace. While Capcom's Lost Planet demo hit the service in May, well in advance of its Q1 2007 release, the demo for Tecmo's fighter Dead or Alive 4, released in the final days of 2005, is only now going live on the Marketplace. Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced that the 680.76 MB demo is now available to download. For more on the brawler, check out GameSpot's full review.

Discussion

41 comments
wildsoul0509
wildsoul0509

I don't have the game, not even the xbox 360, but both are gonna be a present for my birthday and Christmas (i can´t wait). i dont liked the xbox but here, in Mexico, i think that is the most popular console and i love the operative system of the 360 is like a computer, yeah that's great. so long live to Microsoft!. peace brothers. Mario out.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

first of all this demo wasn't a waste of time. the game is already made so making this demo probably took maybe 7 days tops for team ninja. and yah i want a doax2 demo:(

kingsalami
kingsalami

Lets not get Tecmo and Team Ninja confused. Tecmo does nothing but fund, promote, and package Team Ninja's works of art. There's no reason to bash Team Ninja for releasing the demo now. Why? Dead or Alive has a good following. There's no reason to dedicate development cycles on a demo for a game they knew would sell anyway. Along the same lines, DOA X2 is probably just now exiting preliminary stages of development, which frees up some of the coders to do things like... make a demo in thier spare time. I say - kudos Team Ninja. I'm sure you'll attract a few more fans.

bundesligaBM
bundesligaBM

Maybe DOA4 is going to be a xbox hits soon?

Icekxg
Icekxg

actually this was a smart move by Tecmo...the game has already been out for awhile, and since it doesn't seem like it's going to be pushing more copies out, y not release a demo and spark interest in those newer 360 owners who may make a DOA purchase. Good marketing Tecmo!

DarthChristian
DarthChristian

why did tecmo even waste ther time on this, they shuold have been doing a new ninja gaiden or something

jason_jx
jason_jx

Got the demo, the game is wicked...

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

The Xbox360 and Xbox Live just continue to get better & better!!:D Xbox Live rules and only a fanboy would deny that.

volumesoxxs
volumesoxxs

its a lil too late for that i think, we need a volleyball demo

vashvsgoku
vashvsgoku

where is the volleyball demo?! thats all i want from tecmo at the moment.

dark_zero_666
dark_zero_666

About bloody time, I say! Its been half a year since DOA4 was released.

DaemonRacer
DaemonRacer

Have to give a whirl. Been debating getting it, now I can decide.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Here I was thinking a theme or gamerpics were available when I logged in. A fun game - was just hoping for some nice content to go with it.

txmethod
txmethod

well, its great the demo is finally out....but i always loved the doa series and bought doa4 as soon as i could. to everyone who thinks doa3 is good enough...doa4's gameplay has been finely tweaked, the reversal "window" has been sliced in half making reversals a bit harder to do and a few new characters...like lisa from doa xtreme and master chief, etc. the online is also great. and the backgrounds are truly spectacular. if ur a fan of doa series this should be a no-brainer.

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

Rather late than never, I guess... DOA 4 rules, by the way :)

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

Lost Planet is AWESOME. I am really looking forward to Dead Rising, too! Dead or Alive 4 has graphics that are absolutely amazing--totally superb!!! The game plays great, too!

devilscry
devilscry

i'd like a demo of Dead Rising before it comes out......not 7 months after its been out

thebill1979
thebill1979

I don't understand why people are complaining about added FREE content. Consider the people who have just bought themselves a 360. They may want this demo. I know I'll be downloading it.

hazuki
hazuki

Why the heck are people complaning about it being late? Isnt it better late than never? I never bought the game yet as i thought doa3 looked good enough, so i will download this tonight.

gjb-sensei
gjb-sensei

You know, while it's nice to get a demo and all (for those that don't have the game yet), I don't understand why it's being released a mere seven months after its release...

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Thats an odd system of posting demos but I guess it does give MS a big window to withhold... I mean test... the demo until it doesn't interfere with any paid content that comes out (Prey demo comes to mind). You can't tell me that it takes 7 months after going gold to make sure a game won't interfere with the marketplace. If that is the case then Major Nelson should be demoted to Private. And then kicked in his new rank for motivation.

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

would have been nice to see this game look ummm good at least a bit better looking than the doa3 for xbox, i hate team ninja for this and i love ninja gaiden, there suposed to be elite dev's but this game doesnt take much of a leap at all, dont even bother, and ps demos are normally good priar to the game being released I.E. fight night TN droped the ball on this one

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

I still think EGM's review of this game is BS. Or at least Shoes 6.0 rating is more BS than Sony's e3 2006 press conference.

idio_genius
idio_genius

thats good for me; I bought it ages ago, and while it's great for a while I re-sold it to get a 'proper' game. A new demo so long after must mean the game's units must be leaving the shelves a little later than Temco would like.

daveg1
daveg1

that is a waste of time really considering its been out ages,,,maybe its because the game didnt sell so well and they are trying to reach a wider adience to temp sales of the game!?

nuttybar
nuttybar

wasnt a table tennis demo supposed to go up now?

tribe81
tribe81

i was going to buy this last weekend but i seen dead or alive ultimate for $10 on the xbox, thinking it would be BC i got it but nooooo so im keen to check out this demo forsure if its anygood tecmo have got themselves a sale...

enemyvillain
enemyvillain

I was thinking to buy the game this week but wasnt sure if its worthy in my collection. so this is great news for me. i got to check it out first. awesome.

ronaldmonster
ronaldmonster

Oh well you should download it anyway if you haven't already bought it.

ronaldmonster
ronaldmonster

Why? 7 months afther it's release why whould finally release a demo?

revelations
revelations

Hey if you havnt bought or played it yet......your all in for a real treat.

evildoggey
evildoggey

been waiting to try this game out.

Wallace_Green
Wallace_Green

sweet I wanted to play this before I bought it.

retrac2007
retrac2007

well that seems a little late....but im still gonna dowload it