When Dead or Alive 5: Last Round releases in Japan, they’ll also launch a Core Fighters version of the game, where you’ll get to play all the modes except Story Mode. By purchasing the full game after trying out the Core Fighters, players will get full access to all the characters and story mode.
The free version will include online fights, where players will get to go against those who’ve purchased the full version of the game. However, the free version will only give you access to four characters of Kasumi, Ayane, Ryu Hayabusa, and Hayate. Xbox One will get a Dead or Alive 5: Last Round demo with the four characters, but they will not be able to upgrade the demo into the full game. Koei Tecmo will sell Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Core Fighters with four extra characters Hitomi, Jann Lee, Bass, and Tina for a price that hasn’t been set yet.