PlayStation Vita

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Headed To U.S. In Q1 2013 [Update]


Update: Tecmo Koei have admitted that the screenshots used are from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of DOA5.


As previously reported Team Ninja are bringing Dead or Alive 5 to the PlayStation Vita as Dead or Alive 5 Plus.


In terms of Vita-specific features, Tecmo Koei mention you can “interact directly with the characters using the Vita’s touch screens,” and also mention that you’ll be able to use taps and swipes on the touch screen to pull off different kinds of moves. Additionally, you’ll be able to fight using a first-person view as well.


Initially, Tecmo Koei released the screenshots you see in this report, indicating that they were from the Vita game, but later clarified on their Facebook page that these are from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. Vita-specific screenshots will be released at a later date.


Dead or Alive 5 Plus will be released sometime during Q1 2013 in North America. Tecmo Koei mention that the game will take advantage of the Vita’s ad-hoc and infrastructure network features.



Ishaan Sahdev
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