Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight we played Dead or Alive 5: Last Round from Koei Tecmo and showcasing the game's latest DLC character. We also gave out more than 20 codes for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam! Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the latest evolution of Dead or Alive 5, with all the characters, stages, and modes from the previous versions of DOA5 plus some new characters and features. Fighting fans can buy the whole game outright for $40 (a steal), or grab the Core Pack of eight fighters for free.
Last Round offers a multitude of modes to keep players busy, starting with Story mode. The story menu consists of multiple pathways dotted with battles. These battles star a variety of different characters, giving players a taste of the game's cast and some of their relationships with one another.
Other single-player modes include Arcade, Time Attack, and Survival. None of these has story-based endings (like you might expect from Arcade), but they're all good fun. Each offers the choice of fighting in solo or tag battles. Online players can challenge you while you go through single-player modes, taking the boredom out of matchmaking.
Koei Tecmo recently released a brand-new DLC character for Last Round: Naotora Ii from Samurai Warriors! She sells for $5.99 or $11.99 with a bevy of costumes. Naotora Ii is based on an actual figure from history, a female daimyo (feudal lord) who lived during the sixteenth century. We're pleased to showcase Naotora Ii and her costumes during our stream!
- See Dead or Alive 5: Last Round at Xbox.com
- See Naotora li at Xbox.com
- See Dead or Alive 5: Last Round at Amazon
We streamed Dead or Alive 5: Last Round for ~75 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 25 prizes:
- 10 Dead or Alive 5 Last Round full game for Xbox One
- 5 Dead or Alive 5 Last Round full game + Naotora Li DLC for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- 5 Dead or Alive 5 Last Round full game for Steam
See the winners list at the end of this article.
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Tuesday, March 29: Quantum Break special preview!
- April 2: Tachyon Project from Eclipse Games_(tentative)_
- April 9, 16, 23: To be announced
- Saturday, April 30: Arslan: The Warriors of Legend from Koei Tecmo – A $60 value!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These guys and gals are in for some very bouncy fighting.
PlayStation 4 Full Game + Naotora li
Tonight's prizes provided by Koei Tecmo. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!