First Dead Or Alive 5 Plus Screenshots Reveal First-Person Mode

Team Ninja has released the first screenshots and new details for Dead or Alive 5 Plus, giving us our first look at the fighter’s “casual” first-person mode.

Players can enter the first-person mode by holding the PlayStation Vita vertically (portrait mode), which gives them a full-screen view of the opposing fighter. From this position there are two different touch-based control modes that the player can use to attack the onscreen opponent. “Mode 1” appears to be the more simplistic method, and consists of players tapping their opponent to “attack them in that spot”. “Mode 2” seems slightly more complex and involves “touch, flick, and pinch the screen [motions] to attack your opponent with more finesse and options”.

We are still waiting to see the first video footage of Dead or Alive 5 Plus‘ first-person mode, which is unfortunate because their description of “Mode 2” would benefit greatly from a developer demonstration.

We will let you know as soon as anything else pops up, for now check out the first screenshots in the gallery below.

Full press release:


Team NINJA today released new information and assets for its upcoming DEAD OR ALIVE® 5 PLUS fighting game for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system. 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.

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