As a test for the feature, Dead or Alive 5′s game director Yohei Shimbori today uploaded the following match replay to Koei Tecmo Japan’s official YouTube account.
The match, fought between Zack and Rig, may also contain some hints with regards to gameplay and move list changes made in the Ver 1.03 patch (we’re not sure; but was Zack’s “Zack Beam” taunt previously useable as an attack?)
Do note, however, that uploading match clips to YouTube is a feature only accessible in the PS3 version of the game. Facebook uploads, on the other hand, can be done from both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.
The video resolution for clips you upload directly in-game from Dead or Alive 5 to your YouTube and Facebook accounts appear to have a maximum resolution of 360p (640×360), so don’t go throwing away your Avermedia capture cards and what-not; the feature is not meant as a replacement for traditional video games capture hardware.
That said, there is one thing I’m really liking about the YouTube/Facebook clip upload feature here, over the one included in Capcom’s Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition.
Many moons ago I remember being fairly excited about the feature in Third Strike OE, only to be disappointed when I realised that you couldn’t actually upload it to your own YouTube account. Instead, you had to find your clip from the “sf3onlineedition” YouTube channel, which can be quite a pain to navigate, especially if you were being lazy and decided not to retitle your video upload when prompted.
Dead or Alive 5 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is currently available at all good video game stores; an enhanced port for the PS Vita, Dead or Alive 5 Plus, is slated to be released next year on March 19 in the US, and March 20 in Japan.