Team NINJA Reveals New Details for Dead or Alive 5 Plus

Team NINJA, Developers of the upcoming ‘portable’ version of Dead or Alive 5, entitled Dead or Alive 5 Plus, have today released some new details regarding the game, including an all-new touch mode.

In addition to the Vita version featuring ‘everything’ the console versions had, the Vita version will include a ‘re-balanced’ difficulty setting, which allows casual gamers to enjoy the game, a new touch-mode, which allows players to fight using the touch-screens on the device and an improved training mode featuring helpful tutorials on how to play the game.
Here are some of the new, and improved, features players will experience in Dead or Alive 5 Plus on the PS Vita:

  • Touch Play Mode: Experience battles in Dead or Alive 5 Plus through two new styles of touch combat with the PS Vita held vertically in portrait mode to get a first-person, full-screen view of your opponent at maximum size. In Mode 1, tap the opponent to attack them in that spot. In Mode 2, touch, flick, and pinch the screen to attack your opponent with more finesse and options. Both methods offer players an instinctive way to fight while seeing their opponent in the highest graphic detail.
  • Training Plus Mode: Build your fighting skills and knowledge by playing through challenging missions, each of which offers a fun experience while imparting practical knowledge.
  • More detailed Frame Data: Three times the details for each move in real-time. Unbelievably detailed information like delay interval frames, move reach and more. A game-changing feature for serious players!

In addition to these new features Team NINJA have confirmed that the game will use ‘Cross-Platform-Play’, meaning that Playstation 3 users can battle against PS Vita users and vice versa, just like what Capcom did with Street Fighter x Tekken earlier in this year.

Dead or Alive 5 Plus is currently in development, however it is ‘expected’ to be released exclusively onto the PS Vita on the 22nd March 2013 within Europe.