Dead or Alive 5 Plus’ Upcoming Demo Is Packed Full Of Features

By Ishaan . March 7, 2013 . 1:20pm

Earlier in the week, Famitsu reported that Tecmo Koei would release a demo for Dead or Alive 5 Plus on the PlayStation Vita in Japan, sometime in the near future. This morning, Tecmo Koei confirmed a demo release for North America and Europe as well, along with a new game trailer, and an impressive rundown of demo features.



The Dead or Alive 5 Plus demo will be released close to the launch of the full game, Tecmo Koei say. You’ll be able to try out the game’s Touch Fight mode while playing as Kasumi, Hayabusa, Eliot, or Tina. Costumes are unlockable in the demo as well, and your progress can be transferred to the full version of the game.


Additionally, the demo will also be compatible with the PlayStation 3 version of Dead or Alive 5, just like the full game, and will allow for cross-platform battles between the two versions. You’ll have eight stages to fight on in the demo—Scramble, The Show, The Tiger Show, Coming Soon, Zack Island, Dead or Alive, Arrival, and Dojo.


Dead or Alive 5 Plus will be released on March 19th in North America and March 22nd in Europe. Tecmo Koei have already confirmed that the game will run at 60 frames-per-second on the Vita.

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  • Transferable progress? Sweetness! Will try and pick this up day one, but sadly not everyone is rich…>_<

  • TheExile285

    This is how you make a demo. I hope we get it next week

  • Alex Sargeant

    Really not meaning to be the cynical one (although Sigma 2 Vita gives you the right to be), but the quality of what’s on screen at 0:30 and 1:30 shows some pretty drastic disparity.

    • Christopher Abraham

      I agree with you, that’s why I’ve been thinking Sony has probably deceived us when they say we will have ps3 experience on handheld, because almost all of Vita games released have graphics that are not on par with ps3

      • The “PS3 experience” does not just mean graphics.
        They were referring to the length of the game, the content, not necessarily the graphics. The PS Vita is a very powerful handheld, yes, and as it strings along further the graphics will get better. This is true for all systems. However, keep in mind that Sony is also working on playing PS4 games remotely on the Vita which will give you a good taste of graphics.

  • Jake Joe

    did anyone get any new update on whether it will have Dual Audio or just English Dub

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      I don’t think we’ll know until launch… this is the same exact trailer shown last month except that was for Japan.

      • Guest

        but due to the limit memory for the games creation, which is 4gb, it will be a little hard to squeeze in both voices, so only one is chosen i guess

      • Erwin MadJelly

        Erm this is an update to my comment.. TECMO has confirmed that both audio will be on the vita.. they managed to squeeze it in

        • MrSirFeatherFang


    • xXDGFXx

      Unfortunately, no matter how good the reviews, this will be the dealbreaker for tecmo koei, for me, from now on.

      Atelier Ayesha, NGS+, NGS2+, Warrior’s Orochi PSN-only release on PS3…. yea, I’m not putting up with it anymore.

  • Prinnydoom

    Is there cross buy because i already have dead or alive 5 i don’t want to have to buy it again >__<

    • shion16

      cross play only

      • Prinnydoom

        god damn -__-

        • Talearc

          TK, why don’t you make DOA Volleyball Xtreme 3 instead of DOA 5 + ??? -____-

          • Oltheros

            Would buy in a heartbeat.

          • Because there are awesome Fighting fans that love to take our games on the go, I appreciate the fact they made the game even if you do not. So stop your complaining…

    • Repede91

      DLC is cross-buy. The games however are not.

  • jujubee88

    Look at that sexy …. amazon price. This is a great value for all.

    Seriously though, I loved Tekken for PSP. Is this like the same thing?

    • DOA has more in common with Virtua Fighter than Tekken.

      • Erwin MadJelly

        Yep! in fact Virtua Fighter is the Daddy of DOA because both share the similar Mechanics in terms of fighting physics.

      • jujubee88

        I certainly know of VF. I honestly forget the differences between Tekken and VF, tho.

        • Erwin MadJelly

          From what i know (I played both), Tekken is more to the techniques. when there’s a chance, also they have different combos to master, not something that can be mastered easily. VF is roughly the same as tekken, but more to what some said “rock paper scissors” technique, also some referred to Same similarity with DOA because of some easy spamming combos

  • Yay, Tina! don’t need to buy the full game now X3

    (haha, j/k, just plugging my love for Ms. Armstrong =P)

    • If you like Tina then you will love this Vita Wallpaper I made…

  • They should have done this with the first game.

    I bought DOA 5 for $60 and it was practically SoulCalibur V without the Character creation

    • Vash bane

      what? D:

      • There wasnt a lot of content in the game.

        Im all for the fan service, but once it wears off, it felt very lackluster.

        • Vash bane

          i thought you meant it played like it(suck at that game so much)

  • Can’t wait! :D

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