Dead or Alive 5 Plus Gets Vita-Specific Features and Release Date

Tecmo Koei and Team NINJA just made a press announcement today stating that Dead or Alive 5 Plus is coming to PS Vita on March 22nd, 2013. While it will contain the content from the PS3/360 version, it will also contain a few more features.

For starters, the game will contain Cross-Platform play so you can play online with the PS3 and Vita versions. They’ve also added a mode where you can use the touch screen to fight, while being in first-person view and holding the system in “portrait” form. Additionally, training has received even more functions due to increased framework.

Here’s the full press announcement:

Team NINJA today released new information and assets for its upcoming DEAD OR ALIVE® 5 PLUS fighting game for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system. The new generation of DEAD OR ALIVE combat will come to the handheld system on March 22, 2013 with cross-platform features that allow players to play matches against opponents on both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita while sharing costumes across both platforms.

Team NINJA also revealed additional feature details for both casual and core players, speaking to the game’s accessibility and depth:

§ 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!

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS brings the signature DOA fighting style to PS Vita with all-new system-specific features complementing the stunning graphics and new martial arts techniques of the recent console release. Players will take on the roles of the cast of DOA fighters in an action-packed brawler set in visually striking international locales, with each stage featuring interactive backdrops. With a sensual yet realistic style, characters are rendered in incredibly lifelike detail.

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS is developed by Team NINJA and published by Tecmo Koei. More details will be shared leading up to the game’s release.

It’s certainly exciting to see DOA5 coming to the PS Vita (I scored the console version a 9.0 out of 10). Are you interested in DOA5 Plus? Sound off in the comments below!