Dead or Alive 5 v1.03 Update Delayed on Xbox 360, Swimwear DLC also Delayed

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Tecmo Koei Europe, in conjunction with Team Ninja have recently confirmed that the scheduled v1.03 update for the Xbox 360 version of Dead or Alive 5 has been delayed and that the upcoming DLC ‘Hotties Swimwear’ has also been delayed.

According to Team Ninja, the reason for the delay is because users who applied the Playstation 3 patch experienced notable issues and gameplay glitches, most notably with stagger escapes (a.k.a. slow escapes) during Critical attacks. Because of this ‘glitch’ Team Ninja have halted the release of the Xbox 360 version of the update until the issue has been fixed, as Team Ninja explains:

“An issue with stagger escapes (a.k.a. slow escapes) during Critical has been discovered in the Ver.1.03 patch for PS3, released 1/22. As a result, we have halted the Xbox 360 update originally scheduled for January 29, 2013. We plan to release a corrected update for both PS3 and Xbox 360 systems sometime in February.

In Addition, Team Ninja have also confirmed that the Hotties Swimwear DLC, which adds new swimwear outfits to a variety of the DOA Cast, has also been delayed.Instead it will now be released at the same time as the v1.03 update, which is expected sometime in February, as Team Ninja yet again explains:

The “Hotties Swimwear” and “Zack Island Stage” DLC for the Xbox 360 will also be released at the same time in February. Our deepest regrets for the inconvenience this has caused and we appreciate your continued support.

Basically a new (fixed) v1.03 update will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 next month, while the DLC for the Xbox 360 versions of the game won’t be made available until after the update has become active.