Dead or Alive 5 is coming to the PS Vita currently known under its working title, Dead or Alive 5 Plus. Above is the logo. Other than that, info is scant. Japanese game site Game Impress Watch wonders what does the "plus" refer to?

Dead or Alive 5 Plus will be out in Japan on March 20. More details expected at a later date.


Update: As far as we can assume, the "Plus" refers to the "all-new system-specific features" required to match the console edition's "new martial arts techniques," as stated in Tecmo's press release. It'll also have to match the control scheme for a Vita:

Simple taps, swipes, and pinches on your opponent trigger a variety of devastating moves. Using the Vita's motion sensor, you can even play vertically for a first-person, full-screen view of your opponent.

Team Ninja also revealed Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, releasing on the Vita in the first quarter of next year. The sequel to the first Vita title will introduce new modes:

New modes include "Ninja Race," where players compete with enemies at breakneck speed to reach the end goal, and "Tag Mission," in which players can switch between two ninjas in real-time while defending the AI-controlled partner.

The storyline is as follows:

In the game, Ryu Hayabusa, the iconic super ninja of the Ninja Gaiden franchise, returns to the Sigma series to prevent the resurrection of the evil Archfiend by hunting down the Demon Statue stolen by the wicked Black Spider Ninja Clan. Players will battle from Tokyo to New York as Ryu encounters vicious enemies and acquires an extensive assortment of ninja weaponry along the way.

And the game will use both the front and rear touch controls.

All we've got for Dead or Alive 5 Plus is the logo you see above, but float through the gallery for some Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus screenshots. They're just as bloody as you'd expect.

PS Vita「DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS」発売決定! [Game Watch Impress]

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