Dead or Alive 4 ships December 29

Tecmo confirms that its Xbox 360 fighting game will be in major retailers nationwide just in time for New Year's.

Tecmo always said that Dead or Alive 4 would be in stores during the 2005 holiday season, and now it's official: The company today announced that the game will ship to major retailers nationwide on Thursday, December 29. During the past month or so, the game's presumptive release date kept getting pushed back by about a week at a time by online retailers, causing many to wonder whether the game would indeed ship in 2005, especially since Tecmo remained mum about a specific release date all the while. But now fighting fans can look forward to an action-packed weekend courtesy of the latest game from Ninja Gaiden developer Team Ninja.

Look for a full review of Dead or Alive 4 on GameSpot later this week, followed by an HD video review early next week. For now, read our final hands-on impressions based on having spent plenty of quality time with a retail-ready version of the game.

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ltstitchie
ltstitchie

oh yeah and timmyhasgotagun, you are an idiot. Sony just wants to show developers that the ps3 can handle the unreal 3 engine AS WELL AS THE XBOX 360. And I bet epic wont be able to decode the hieroglyphics that make up sony's ps3 sdk.

ltstitchie
ltstitchie

no we just need elder scrolls 4 and gears of war. hopefully this starts a trend of not delaying games into the next decade

timmyhasgotagun
timmyhasgotagun

don't give a **** either way personally, PS3 will be better graphically, not to mention they get exclusivity rights to Unreal 2007...360 couldn't handle it...

Sardonikkus
Sardonikkus

All well and good but they forgot about Europe we don't get it til the 27th of Jan. Why do we always get the short end of the stick?

cj_guatlo
cj_guatlo

it looks great! i hope its better than the rest of the games on the Xbox360.

Zorak000
Zorak000

so ridiculously hilariously close. sweet.

expertgamer3
expertgamer3

it was stupid for them to release this rite after christmas. Christmas = $$$

HOOBLEY
HOOBLEY

DOA4 IS ALREADY OUT IN THE UK

daveduy
daveduy

Awww. ;_; I need to get and Xbox360! >

FLamezero991
FLamezero991

Finally even i dont have the 360 finally so i could have something to look forward to when i get the 360 or if comes out for the ps3.

badster
badster

ok...i like the 360...i thought the xbox was the best out of the last gen systems...as for sony ive had the playstations too...well see...i think they got there hands full

GreyFoxV1
GreyFoxV1

My ass! Just called EB the other day whe I read this and they said January 3rd!

mpeg3s
mpeg3s

Best Graphical fighter to date! Mpeg3s

marswarrior
marswarrior

Fianlly a new game coming out did you know since launch in uk theres been no games come out since the launch titles :S lame

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

....another DoA game?...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

mezonesxbox
mezonesxbox

HEY I LOVE THIS GAME!!! I was really luck i got the last copy at my local Game Stop, nex time i will reserve games because gamestop is really cheap and is having less copies for walk in customers. But HEY!! DOA 4 is wonderfull, very involved story line, not like before where the CG movies left you guessing. Not now, everything is amazing ( very dramatic:) I love this game. Well i am a DOA hard core fan anyway. The graphics are incredible specially for the stages, but the counter system is a bit hard for me, but i guess practice will make perfect right? HEy!! WE ALSO NEED DOAX2!! NOWW at least some pictures and this time i want Tecmo to make some magic with the xbox 360 and its POWER!! And if its M anyway why no go all the way? Right? Pro: graphics, gameplay, controlls, cons: counter system ( a little hard, but exciting) so so: music (kind of cheesy), Character models ( clothing is good, but time to start from scratch with the actual characters EX: faces, boobs etc) My Rating; A STORNG 9 out of 10!!!! WHooooo HOOOOO (we need DOAX2 please) Whoooo hoooo!!!

townsenda1
townsenda1

this game is gonna be great and I can't wait

reallaughingman
reallaughingman

dude awsome. I just baught the game, but it seems like a well worth wait.

ajadoniz
ajadoniz

yay i can post again. bout time.

neoand12
neoand12

^^^ bad start for next gen systems

neoand12
neoand12

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hongthay
hongthay

All that waiting is finally over. They kept moving the date, and moving the date, for what Reason? My game has frozen on me three times when I have been playing online. That is an easy bug to find. Why wasn't that fixed? THey stole enough time from us. Other than that, the game seems worth the wait.

davahsa
davahsa

Let the spanking begin!

Thailfish
Thailfish

YAY, I know some people are still out there waiting for a 360 and I am finally going to be able to get mine tommorrow lol. Not like barely making it for 2005. I didn't really miss any good games anywayz. DOA 4 is prolly the best game so far so I guess it didn't matter much. I really want Elder Scrolls. Xbox Magazine will keep me going with demo's of Full Auto, and w/e they release for the next couple months. There seriously my favorite magazine. Every Xbox gamer should subscribe. Ohh and with my new internet connection I was just able to start playing MMORPG's, and I hate em. Maybe its just cuz Star Wars Galaxies is no good, who knows. Hope everyone has good holidays.

RoC1981
RoC1981

Im pretty happy hours of fun to cum wit my friends, family and online.

RoC1981
RoC1981

Enough wait im pretty happy....hours of fun alone, online and wit my family

revthegod
revthegod

dont matter for me damn xbox's all around me in upstate ny are sold out neways might as well buy a ps3 when it comes out in a acouple of months

roleplayer2004
roleplayer2004

Great for XBox fans, but Tekken 5 boys if you want a real fighting game;)

xploded
xploded

Omg, w00t seems like they dont care about chrismas sales go up on 70% and in january they go freakin low ppl... seriously, this probably expected to be a big hit... Team ninja and bungie know the xbox360 inside out cuz they are part of microsft... meaning this is going to be good...

ewjim
ewjim

It's like anothers DoA's - only new thing is graphics...

Silasraven
Silasraven

Has anyone thoought that they may have been waiting for Microsoft to release more consoles and even they got so fed up that they released the game anyway. Lets face it only those with consoles will buy the game and how many have been sold? It looks like a great game but I will hold off till I read some reviews. PDZ was supposed to be revolutionary but I thought it to be just another FPS and not a ground breaking one. I am waiting to get my Xbox360 back as it overheated and had to go to Microsft hospital. I hope it returnes in good health. Happy New Year all.

DJGeki
DJGeki

Wow! I'm amazed. I didn't believe this news blurb at first, but I actually got my call from GameStop. I had bets down that they wouldn't release until next year. Now that those are out the door, who wants to bet that we'll see immediate patching because of "issues with the online portion of the game"?

VooDoo420
VooDoo420

Don't get me wrong. DOA is good but I definitely like Soul Caliber better. I want to see that on the 360.

xxGnarKillxx
xxGnarKillxx

yay, i am wanting a new 360 game right now the launch games are getting old except pgr3 and CoD2, PDZ is overrated

secily
secily

Well its dec 29th so can anyone confirm that the game is out?

SargeJoe
SargeJoe

Cool.I wasn't that excited till a month ago but since i've played the 3rd one. Plus a female spartan 458. WooHoo!!!

GameLifter
GameLifter

Woohoo an online fighting game for the 360!!!

hungfar
hungfar

I'm just glad it came out this year. I was developing a mean case of tunnel vision from the all of the 360 FPS madness! Variety is nice indeed.

marioman50
marioman50

I don't know if they had it, but at Target I saw an empty row, labled Dead or Alive 4 and a price. I laughed to myself because Target also released the classic edition GBASP, 3 days early. There are probably some lucky people who already have it. So this news is weird to me, esspecially because Game spot said they played the final version already.

Jumbo120788
Jumbo120788

lmao when i read the title i thought it was being pushed back untill next year

Kfoss
Kfoss

hope its worth the rush to get it out.... ...i mean in that it better not have any screwball glitches man....