Dead or Alive 5 Plus – Demo Announced!

Team NINJA today unveiled new details about its upcoming Dead or Alive 5 Plus for PlayStation Vita, including the exciting news that a comprehensive demo will be available shortly after the game launches on March 22nd!


The demo including Cross-Play battles with current DOA5 PlayStation 3 players, the ability to transfer progress from the demo to the full game, and a whopping eight stages of combat action.  Players can experience new single-player modes such as Touch Fight while fighting as Kasumi, Hayabusa, Eliot, or Tina against any computer opponents to sample the rich variety of characters and fighting styles.

Costumes unlocked during the normal course of gameplay can also be unlocked in the demo, and save data from the demo can be transferred to the full game, so players can continue fighting right where they left off.

Available stages in the demo include Scramble, The Show, The Tiger Show, Coming Soon, Zack Island, Dead or Alive, Arrival, and Dojo.  Each stage features its own unique blend of fun and challenging interactive elements for players to discover.  Specific information regarding the timing of the demo will be made available soon.

Other nuggets of information confirmed today:

  • The unprecedented amount of move detail available in Dead or Alive 5 Plus will allow players to break down the results of each attack in real time. Move details show the damage output, effects, and other info to give an instant, detailed analysis of each move to allow players to increase their skills.
  • In Dead or Alive 5 Plus players will be able to set background music for each character, to set the proper tone for each fight.  All characters, including new DOA5 characters Rig and Mila, have their own selectable theme music.
  • Players can replay scenes from Story mode at any time in the game’s movie theater to revisit their favorite moments or watch the story play out all at once after it is unlocked.
  • The first-person perspective Touch Fights can be played with downloadable costumes.  The close-up view and variety of character reactions available in this mode make it the ideal way to check out favorite costumes.
  • New Tutorial and Combo Challenge modes provide the ideal opportunity to hone the combat skills necessary to come out on top in any situation.  This makes Dead or Alive 5 Plus not only the ideal game for serious fighters but for novice players as well.

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