- Dead or Alive 3 seems set to be one the first original Xbox games to be made available to download over Xbox Live, according to the PEGI website.
According to the latest ratings published by the pan-European age rating board, Team Ninja's beat-'em-up has been listed as an online game (essentially, one that requires an internet connection in order to access it - which includes downloadable games), and has been cleared for ages 16 and above.
Last week, Microsoft announced that as of 5 December, Xbox Live users would be able to download original Xbox games from the Marketplace. Although neither Microsoft nor Tecmo have confirmed that Dead or Alive 3 will be one of these games, the fact it's been rated by PEGI alongside Fuzion Frenzy (which will be among the first wave of downloadable Xbox titles) is a very strong indicator that it's coming very soon.
Despite not being in quite the same league as Virtua Fighter 5, Dead or Alive 3 was still a decent beat-'em-up. Better still, asides from some ropey FMV, there are few compatibility issues on the 360.
Whether you'd want to spend the equivalent of a tenner in Microsoft points on it when you could probably fish it out of a bargain bin for a fraction of that is another matter, but either way, you'll at least have the option.