Team Ninja has confirmed that the content-rich Dead or Alive 5 Plus demo recently announced for Japan will also be available in Western territories “shortly after” the game launches for PS Vita on March 19th in the US and March 22nd in Europe.
The demo features a generous amount of content, ranging from Cross-Play battles with DoA5 players on PS3 to a variety of singleplayer modes including the all-new Touch Fight. You’ll be able to play as Kasumi, Hayabusa, Eliot, or Tina in this mode against the game’s full roster of computer opponents. Eight interactive stages will be available in the demo including Scramble, The Show, The Tiger Show, Coming Soon, Zack Island, Dead or Alive, Arrival, and Dojo. Any costumes you unlock or progress you make in the demo can be transferred into the full game.
Here’s a new trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Plus along with a breakdown of the ways the game has been enhanced with exclusive features:
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 for the first time 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.
Head over here for El33tonline’s previous coverage of this portable fighter.