Dead or Alive 5 Plus new features detailed

Touch play combat on your PlayStation Vita.

December 20, 2012 / 12:59 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja have shared new details on the additional features included in the PlayStation Vita version of Dead or Alive 5, due for PlayStation Vita on March 19, 2013. 

New features include:

  • 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!
  • Cross-Compatible: Allow players to play matches against opponents on both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita while sharing costumes across both platforms.

View screenshots showing these new features at the gallery.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Now.. when you say touch play mode… do you?.. can you? ..how do I put this ..
    ( * )( * )???

    • http://twitter.com/Gamesgbkiller Azoz

      Sure .. That what PLUSE suppose to be. Just for that.

  • AzuNo17

    First person dead or alive? Sold!

  • Dragon24680

    “With touch, flick and pinch movements, you can directly attack the
    opponent in an intuitive way of fighting. You can enjoy the different
    reactions of the characters based on where you touch”
    SOLD!!!

    • xMCXx

      I know what I’ll touch…..;3

  • http://twitter.com/AuroraXIII Aurōra Tredecim

    Nice 1080p bullshots.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      whatever, I do not give a damn :P
      Having DOA5 on the go with unique Vita features (that 1st person mode is ace) and graphics close to the PS3 version don’t leave much to complain about. Cross-play and cross-DLC are a huge deal as well. Please cut TN some slack, with DOA5+ and NGS2+ they at least make some strong arguments for double dipping (I intend to buy the Vita version of DOA5 only, though).
      Somehow I get the feeling that with all those ports TN know Sony’s new hardware as good, if not better than Sony’s own 1st party studios working on games (all 3 of them, or so because most only develop for PS3/4 -_-). They might treat us to some mightily impressive exclusive game in the future as the ports are already mightily handsome.

      • http://twitter.com/AuroraXIII Aurōra Tredecim

        I didn’t mean anything by it. I’m just making fun of Tecmo’s PR strategies.

        I intend to double dip and buy it, but if it comes to Wii U I’d rather buy that version instead. Though I really appreciate Team Ninja’s Vita support, even if they are just ports. I’m confident they’ll eventually develop a dedicated Vita game.

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          Well, I don’t know whether you would actually enjoy it on WiiU. The online community is a far stretch from PS3′s. As this is a cross play title it means we’ll be playing on the same servers as the PS3 version. WiiU online might be quite barren in comparison.
          I’m putting my money on the Vita port, especially as the 1st person mode is a revolution in fighting games (no other developer has done anything comparable on a handheld).

          Just imagine how awesome a Vita exclusive would be were it developed by TN. They’re probably the most experienced developer on Vita hardware by now.

  • DrForbidden

    Touching your opponent’s body to attack them at the spot is supposed to be intuitive?

    Can you not admit that this mode is simply ‘Masturbation Mode’, KT? At least DOA: Paradise had more honest marketing.

  • EspadaKiller

    TOUCH….yes!

  • Kobracon

    No comment

  • KurisuMakise

    Sharing costumes and cross-play? SOLD!

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I can’t wait to get this on my PS Vita.

  • PrinceHeir

    hmm touch controls!!!!

    tasty :)

    hopefully the console version will get the extra content as well!