recently added the option to change a character’s hair colour on PS4, but it costs money each time to do so. Players must purchase a Premium Ticket in order to pick a new hair colour for their fighter. However, purchasing a new hair colour doesn’t unlock it forever, as it also costs a Premium Ticket to revert hair back to a previous colour.
The Premium Tickets can only be purchased at a minimum of two, which costs $1.99. They can also be bought as a bundle of 10 at $9.99, or you can get a discount if you purchase them in larger quantities – specifically 20 at $19.99, or 50 at $44.99. That means to change a character’s hair even once it costs at least $1.99.
The new hair colours were added to the PS4 version of Dead or Alive 6 on February 25 with the v1.20 update. Part of this update removed the limit on the maximum number of Premium Tickets that can be purchased – previously it was set at the number of Tickets needed to purchase all the game’s costumes.
The FAQ also reveals that “hair color change data is stored in the save data and any hair color changes you have purchased will be reset if you clear your save data.” So if you lose your Dead or Alive 6 save then your characters’ hair colours will return to their defaults and you’ll have to buy each hair colour again.
The price of changing a Dead or Alive 6 character’s hair colour has not gone down well with some of the game’s fans.
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Long story short the new hair colours are one dollar each, you can revert them back to the original hair colour for 10,000 in game currency; But if you do that then you have to re-spend a dollar to buy the same hair colour because you did not own it.
— LionHeart100 (@Androktasai) February 25, 2020
Dead or alive 6 is just in a terrible place atm with all the micro transactions
— #[email protected] (@CombatxxWombat) March 1, 2020
Thought about buying Dead Or Alive 6 since I used to love playing the games back on the Xbox and PS2 era of consoles. But seeing Ninja Theory charge just to change a characters hair color in the game is shameful. I can change the hair color of my character in most AC games. Lol
— Josh Bieker (@BiekerJosh) March 2, 2020
Some fans thought that the being charged each time to change hair colour may have been a mistake on the developer’s part. But Dead or Alive community forum Free Step Dodge reached out to developer Team Ninja and reports that a representative got back to confirm that it’s intentional design.
The v1.20 update also came with new DLC costumes that are available on the PC and Xbox versions of the game too. Some of those costumes are mashups with the characters of Gust, one of Tecmo Koei’s game developer studios, mostly known for its Atelier and Ar tonelico series.
Those new DLC costumes are sold separately or as a pack that costs $39.99 / £32.99. The costumes are also included in the Season 4 pass, along with other DLC released between January and March 2020, and that costs $89.99 / £73.99.
This new DLC adds to the long list of DLC that is now available to purchase for Dead or Alive 6, which at its smallest cost when bought on Steam as season passes totals to about $343 / £280. If you were to buy each DLC individually, and therefore at the highest cost, you’re looking at a grand total of around $900 / £776. It’s worth noting that the Dead or Alive 6 base game costs $59.99 / £54.99.
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In comparison, Tekken 7 offers season passes at $24.99 / £19.99 while all of its DLC sold individually costs about $94 / £77. Street Fighter V sells character passes at $9.99 / £7.99 except its fourth and most recent one which costs $19.99 / £15.99. Mortal Kombat 11 offers a Kombat Pack with new characters and extras for $39.99 / £32.99, and sells individual characters for $5.99 / £4.99, with a max cost of $78 / £65.
We gave Dead or Alive 6 a 7.7 in our review when it came out a year ago, saying that it “proves there’s plenty of depth to this fighter beneath its skimpy outfits, but its story mode is disjointed and its multiplayer features are currently bare.” Team Ninja is currently getting ready to launch its next game, Nioh 2, on March 13, 2020.
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