Team Ninja’s original announcement for Dead or Alive 5 Plus this past weekend didn’t shed much light on what we could expect from the fighter when it launches next year. Luckily, Tecmo Koei released the first details about the game today, revealing some interesting new features for the upcoming Vita title.
By using the Vita’s motion sensor, players will be able to “play vertically” in a first-person mode that gives them a “full-screen view” of their opponent. Additionally, Dead or Alive 5 Plus will make use of the Vita’s touch controls by allowing players to use “simple taps, swipes, and pinches” to unleash devastating attacks.
Tecmo Koei also announced that Dead or Alive 5 Plus will launch in March 2013, which greatly narrows down the fighter’s “early 2013” release window that was announced this past weekend.
The full blurb on the publisher’s Facebook page announcing these details reads:
“Building on the popular DOA series’ signature fighting style, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS brings the spectacular graphics and new martial arts techniques of the recent console release to the PS Vita with all-new system-specific features.”
“Players will take on the roles of the cast of DEAD OR ALIVE fighters in an intense, action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world, with each stage featuring backdrops that change and interact with players. With a sensual yet realistic style, characters are rendered in incredibly lifelike detail.”
“New touch controls bring a completely new experience to fighting games. Simple taps, swipes, and pinches on your opponent trigger a variety of devastating moves. Using the Vita’s motion sensor, you can even play vertically for a first-person, full-screen view of your opponent.”
“Both new and expert players will also find even more ways to up their game with new training-focused modes and a new display of advanced frame data that reveals twice the amount of information for each move compared to previous versions. Tournament players will spend hours analyzing the best moves for their fights.”
We will let you know as soon as Tecmo Koei or Team Ninja release any additional details, including screenshots or gameplay footage, for Dead or Alive 5 Plus.