Like Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken, all DLC costumes bought from the PS3 version entitles you to the PS Vita version. Just download it on for Vita to unlock the costumes in the game (ensure you download the individual sets, not the larger collection as they will cost money.) You can also take picture of you characters during replays and save them to your PS Vita’s memory.
The PS Vita has gotten a lot of ports of fighting games. Games like Ultimate Marvel Vs Capom 3, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter X Tekken have all made an appearance on the Vita, with tweeks to utilize the Vita’s features. Tecmo Koei, which has supported the PS Vita since launch, has released a verison of its fighting game known for it’s juggling combos and jiggling breasts: Dead or Alive 5 Plus.
The game is a great port of the PS3 verison of DOA 5. The storymode is the same as found in the regular version, following each cast member and their part in the overall story line. The action is fast and fluid, sporting amazing, if slightly less detailed graphics. Like DOA 5, there are other fight modes like versus, for one-off battles, arcade, in with you take your character through several battles, a time attack mode and survival. The Vita version does not have tag battles, though they are in the story.
To make up for that loss, DOA 5+ has the Training Plus mode, which adds a free training practice mode, command training to learn your character’s moves, a tutorial, to help newbies to DOA learn the controls and Combo training, which you complete certain combo challenges. The PS Vita also has a Touch Battle Mode, in which you tap and pinch the screen to fight in a first person battle. Yes, you get to poke Kasumi all you want, if she doesn’t kick your ass first.
Another added bonus for those who have the PS3 version is the cross save mode. You can upload your save online to unlock any costumes you already have earned in the PS Vita version and vice versa. Outfits unocked this way will show a controller by the picture. The game also give owners of both versions extra costumes for the ninja characters (Kasumi, Ayane, Ryu and Hayate), a high tech body suit and a VR helmet (or something.)
The PS Vita version includes separate trophies for the game, online play and cross play, in which you can challenge those playing on the PS3. If you are looking for a portable fighter full of beautiful characters, this is the game to get.
4.5 out of 5