If you want to try Dead or Alive 6 without committing to spend its full price, now you can with the Core Fighters version of the game, which has quietly been released on all platforms.
Core Fighters will also unlock an "introduction" to the Story mode, and will provide access to DOA Central, "the hub for everything from wardrobe and music to the library and theater". Which might seem a little limited, even for a free-to-play game. However, Core Fighters certainly isn't short on things to do.
Indeed, Arcade, Versus, Training, Time Attack, and Quest mode are all included in the Core Fighters package. Although this can be unlocked separately as DLC. It's a fast, snappy game, more agile and aggressive than Soul Calibur, with less combo memorisation than Tekken. This free version of the game allows you to play various game modes, including Online.
Team Ninja also put out an update to the full version of the game, adding support for new costumes and adjusting the way players earn in-game credits. If you are only of the players that shelled out $153 dollars to get the full game and first Season Pass before you knew a free-to-play version was releasing, the Happy Wedding Vol. 1 costume pack released today as well.