Dead or Alive 5 Plus coming to PS Vita on March 19th, 2013 – new screens and details

Tecmo Koei today blew the lid off of Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PS Vita, and it certainly seems like a pretty awesome update to the PS3 fighter. In fact, PS Vita and PS3 owners will be able to play against each other thanks to Cross-Play, and share content via Cross-Share.

We also get more information about the interesting Touch Play mode and the enhanced Training mode.

They also sent over the first batch of screens.

Dead or Alive 5 Plus screens:

The North American version is due out on March 19th, 2013, with the Euro release on the 22nd. Read on for the announcement with more details along with an Amazon pre-order link.

The new generation of DEAD OR ALIVE combat will come to the handheld system on March 19, 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.