DOA 5 tucks away "Rare" costumes behind some insane challenges

#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

So I've been scrounging around for any and all news about DOA 5 and apparently there is this little bit of news coming out of TGS:

At TGS, it was stated that these "rare" costumes - as they call them - are unlocked by clearing the unlockable "Legend" difficulty (the highest unlockable difficulty) in either Time Attack or Arcade (can't remember). What's more, the opponents are random, and you must defeat the opponent when they have this "rare" costume on during gameplay to unlock it. The chances of encountering them are at least 30%.

So, if you wanna see the really skimpy bikini's they aren't DLC you have to actually work your ass off for them:

  • Must be on Legend the 7th and hardest difficulty setting
  • Must play Arcade or Time Attack with 2 round matches
  • You have a 30% chance of encountering an enemy wearing a "Rare" costume

This seems a interesting route and similar thing to what Mortal Kombat did locking Mlieena's skimpy outfit behind completing the challenge tower. Things like this is what get me excited about the game not so much for the oogling at the bikinis but the fact that they packed all sorts of little things like this in the game to give you things to do.

You can see one of the (I think) developers try this with Ayane in this video here as well as a few screenshots of one costumes:

#2 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

I like this too, it's a good way to go about things. Do we know how many rare costumes there are?

#3 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2165 posts) -

Sorry, I can only finish if the woman I'm beating the shit out of is completely naked.

#4 Posted by runnah555 (148 posts) -

This game is so hard to play one-handed.

#5 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

@Wong_Fei_Hung: Not really, there are a few other screenshots that people took of a few of the other costumes that I uh...decided not to post because they seemed rather tasteless (a.k.a gratutitous zoomed in panty shots) Its safe to say that all the girls have at least ONE costume though. I'm hoping the guys have some rare costumes as well. Really looking forward to see what costumes Hayabusa has. I'd be stoked if he had some of his DLC costumes from Ninja Gaiden 2.

#6 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

Cool aparently only Namco and Tecmo remember that you can put costumes as unlockables rather than charging for them.

#7 Posted by EuanDewar (4971 posts) -
#8 Posted by Hailinel (24977 posts) -

The thread title made me think of DOA-style Kazooie cosplay.

I honestly don't know how to feel about that.

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#9 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Wong_Fei_Hung: Not really, there are a few other screenshots that people took of a few of the other costumes that I uh...decided not to post because they seemed rather tasteless (a.k.a gratutitous zoomed in panty shots) Its safe to say that all the girls have at least ONE costume though. I'm hoping the guys have some rare costumes as well. Really looking forward to see what costumes Hayabusa has. I'd be stoked if he had some of his DLC costumes from Ninja Gaiden 2.

Perhaps not knowing is a good thing - It would be cool if they could continue to add the odd costume in the BG as DLC, with players not knowing what's been added.

With his Sickle I hope.

#10 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4683 posts) -

I wish they were not more Bikini's but I fully support the notion.

#11 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

@Wong_Fei_Hung: Actually that is one detail that I REALLY like about DOA 5. This is the first time in a DOA game that Ryu has appeared with the Dragon Sword on his back. I mean.. it only makes sense for him to have it. It would be cool like you said if some other famous weapons could appear on his back.

#12 Posted by AjayRaz (12432 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

This is the first time in a DOA game that Ryu has appeared with the Dragon Sword on his back

not true, actually.

#13 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

@AjayRaz: Well fuck me. How I didn't remember that is beyond me.

#14 Edited by Vanek (383 posts) -

I like the fact that they aren't DLC, but given how bad I am at fighting games it looks like I'll never get them. I always like to think each fighting game will be the one I devote a lot of time to but it never happens. =P

Ah well, looks like no skimpy outfits for me ...

#15 Posted by Orange_Pork (598 posts) -

Way too much effort to put into playing a single player mode in a fighting game. Especially in DOA where "difficulty" is just the CPU increasing the frequency with which is correctly "guesses" holds. It's not a matter of making them hard to obtain, it's literally just playing Rock Paper Scissors against a machine that lets you win every now and then. If it's not a human opponent, it's pointless.

#16 Posted by Demoskinos (14886 posts) -

So update on this. The rules have been cleared up on this. There are only three costumes like this. One for Christie,Tina and Lisa. For tinas you play arcade mode on legend. Again 30% chance of a drop for Christies you play Time Attack 30% chance of drop. Oh...ready for the big one?

For Lisa's you need to beat Survival on legend. Yeah, that is right you have to defeat 100 opponents in a row on legend with again only a 30% drop. I doubt we see many people with that Lisa costume. Because that sounds INSANE.

#17 Posted by jagenheim (148 posts) -

Bet Lisa's is the Venus then.


All I want is Christies. <3 Christie.

#18 Posted by Veektarius (4873 posts) -

I get that the boobs are kind of the point, but I'd be more likely to suffer for a costume that some actual art design had gone into.

#19 Posted by RedBullRacer (72 posts) -

I hope they put these up for sale on PSN/XBL cos I want the outfits but I'm not very good at fighters. Finished the story in one sitting, but playing this on the hardest setting I bet is well hard. I will try, but I hope they also put them up for sale too. I will buy any outfits they put up for sale, I love this game man, hope they just stick tons of DLC out for it!

#20 Posted by 1st2die (11 posts) -

There are people online who are terrible at the game but have these costumes. When I try my hardest...I get blown up.

I even try my Hitomi's <--P+K exploit and it only gets me as far as the 5th stage.

Help?

#21 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4683 posts) -

@1st2die said:

There are people online who are terrible at the game but have these costumes. When I try my hardest...I get blown up.

I even try my Hitomi's <--P+K exploit and it only gets me as far as the 5th stage.

Help?

It may not be exciting or fun but abusing Lei Fang's down+back P+K works real well.

#22 Posted by Ravelle (1297 posts) -

Does anyone have a chart with the every costume and what I need to do to unlock them?

#23 Posted by RenMcKormack (1074 posts) -

Is there an SRK equivalent for DOA (in terms of dedicated website?)

#24 Edited by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

The thread title made me think of DOA-style Kazooie cosplay. I honestly don't know how to feel about that.

I did as well. I was expecting to see a sexy gruntilda costume somewhere. I leave the thread disappointed.

#25 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

It took me forever to figure this out, but it appears that you get one costume for beating the arcade mode at each difficulty level. That is to say, beating arcade with Tina got me one costume. I didn't get another until I increased the difficulty level. I cant see myself ever beating the ame at any harder level though...

#26 Posted by Vorsic (34 posts) -

@JazGalaxy said:

It took me forever to figure this out, but it appears that you get one costume for beating the arcade mode at each difficulty level. That is to say, beating arcade with Tina got me one costume. I didn't get another until I increased the difficulty level. I cant see myself ever beating the ame at any harder level though...

You also get the costumes for going through Time Attack and Survival.

#27 Posted by Ravelle (1297 posts) -

@Vorsic said:

@JazGalaxy said:

It took me forever to figure this out, but it appears that you get one costume for beating the arcade mode at each difficulty level. That is to say, beating arcade with Tina got me one costume. I didn't get another until I increased the difficulty level. I cant see myself ever beating the ame at any harder level though...

You also get the costumes for going through Time Attack and Survival.

Additional costumes to the Arcade costumes or the same ones?

#28 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4683 posts) -

@RenMcKormack said:

Is there an SRK equivalent for DOA (in terms of dedicated website?)

Absolutely. FreeStepDodge.com

#29 Posted by Ravelle (1297 posts) -

@Ravelle said:

@Vorsic said:

@JazGalaxy said:

It took me forever to figure this out, but it appears that you get one costume for beating the arcade mode at each difficulty level. That is to say, beating arcade with Tina got me one costume. I didn't get another until I increased the difficulty level. I cant see myself ever beating the ame at any harder level though...

You also get the costumes for going through Time Attack and Survival.

Additional costumes to the Arcade costumes or the same ones?

Turns out it's not every difficulty, I got the title for all costumes for Ayana while I had 3 more difficulties to go.

#30 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

That seems like a less arduous task, but more palatable.

#31 Posted by PerfidiousSinn (749 posts) -

This seems like a legit strategy to unlock some bonus costumes.

And by "legit" I mean probably the only possible way

#32 Posted by Ravelle (1297 posts) -

Well I got to round 4 on Legend with just my normal way of fighting so it's not the only way, sure makes it easier. let's hope it works.

#33 Posted by huntad (1941 posts) -

@PerfidiousSinn: Well that makes them less special. But you're right, this is probably how I'd get them as well, haha.

#34 Posted by endaround (2146 posts) -

@Vorsic said:

@JazGalaxy said:

It took me forever to figure this out, but it appears that you get one costume for beating the arcade mode at each difficulty level. That is to say, beating arcade with Tina got me one costume. I didn't get another until I increased the difficulty level. I cant see myself ever beating the ame at any harder level though...

You also get the costumes for going through Time Attack and Survival.

You also get them for going through the Tag Battles.

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