On top of a sneak preview of Dead or Alive 5’s Christmas costumes DLC pack (coming December 11), developer Team Ninja also showed off a video of Dead or Alive 5 Plus – running on a PS Vita unit – to those present at Tecmo Koei’s official tournament in Tokyo today.

According to Famitsu’s event report of the tournament, Dead or Alive 5 and 5 Plus producer Yosuke Hayashi said that the team originally did not plan to develop a PlayStation Vita version.

However, after having heard from numerous fans that they’d like to be able to play Dead or Alive 5 even while on the go, the team eventually decided that a port was worth a shot.

“It’s still in the development phase, but right now the current build we have runs at almost 60 frames per second,” Hayashi-san said.

“We do not want the Vita port be seen by players as being inferior to the console versions, so we want to keep the game’s high-quality visuals and have it run silky smooth.”

Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita is scheduled to be released in Japan March 20, 2013. “At that time, hopefully we’ll be able to hold another tournament similar to this one,” Hayashi said.

Although the following images do not quite show the quality of Dead or Alive 5 Plus’s visuals in great clarity, it sure beats fake screenshots taken from the console versions of the game that look mighty sharp, but demonstrate absolutely nothing.

Update: Japanese games site Gamer also managed to snag the following shots from the video Hayashi showed off at the event, of him playing a development build of Dead or Alive 5 Plus.

Source: Famitsu, Gamer


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