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Dead or Alive and Nintendo 3DS fans have reason to smile this morning, as Nintendo announces the signing of a distribution deal that will see Dead or Alive Dimensions coming to South Africa.

The game's European publishers, Tecmo Koei Europe, confirmed today that the newest game in the Dead or Alive series, Dead or Alive Dimensions will be made available locally. One of the biggest titles on Nintendo's recently launched 3D-enabled handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, Dead or Alive Dimensions will be landing in May of this year.

Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout South Africa, while Tecmo Koei will remain as publisher.

Dead or Alive Dimensions signals a new start for the franchise, which saw its first game being released way back in 1996. Dimensions will be the first title ever to be released on a Nintendo platform, with the 3DS's new features enhancing gameplay to help make this instalment one of the most enjoyable yet.

The game will feature a total of 25 playable characters from the Dead or Alive universe, and will sport the 3DS StreetPass features, with enough use unlocking prize character figurines as reward.

In addition to the gorgeous 3D visuals, the game will also apparently make intuitive use of the touch-screen on the 3DS so players can perform complex fighting combos on the fly.

The game will be available sometime this May (next month) for the Nintendo 3DS.  

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