Tecmo Koei have confirmed that a cut-down version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, dubbed Core Fighters will be made available free to all PS3 owners (via PSN) later this year. The game itself will feature 4 playable characters (Kasumi, Ayane, Ryu Hayabuse, and Hayate) and all of the boxed game’s modes except Story. A further 25 characters will be available as microtransactions costing $3.99 each as well as the missing Story mode which will set you back $14.99. As of writing Tecmo Koei have no plans to bring Core Fighters to the XBox 360 but say it could be “possible”. For more head over to the DOA official site.