Nintendo 3DS

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Has Lots Of Touching, Too


Similar to Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Team Ninja’s upcoming Dead or Alive: Dimensions allows you to use the Nintendo 3DS touchscreen to input commands.


However, while Super Street Fighter IV only allows you to map up to four moves or combos to the 3DS touchscreen, Dead or Alive will let you pull up a list of all the commands at your disposal, and you’ll be able to tap any of them to pull the relevant move off. Team Ninja are calling this feature “Digital Instruction.”


Dead or Alive: Dimensions is clearly aimed at newcomers to the series, as Team Ninja head, Yosuke Hayashi, has mentioned in the past. The game includes a “Chronicles” mode that serves as a tutorial with a story. Chronicles mode will chronicle the first four Dead or Alive games.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.