Submitted by Mister428 885d ago | news

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will support up to 4 simultaneous players in its 2v2 online Tag mode


It looks like the inclusion of old tunes from Dead or Alive 2 to 4 in DOA5 Ultimate’s BGM Customize mode wasn’t the only thing Team Ninja revealed at a public hands-on and talk session held today in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro ward.

According to Famitsu’s report of the same event, the 3D fighting game developer also revealed today that the new release will allow up to four players (playing from four different consoles over the Net) to fight concurrently in its 2v2 online tag mode.

The only other fighting game on current-gen platforms that supported this feature was Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken.

Although Tekken Tag Tournament 2 did feature online pair play, the feature was limited in the sense that two players on the same team had to play from the same console – in other words, each team of two players had to be playing from the same PS3 or X360. (Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, PS3, Xbox 360)

-Mika-  +   885d ago
Omg yes. This is what I wanted in the original Doa5 and with this game free 2 play. The community going to be alot larger. Im so hyped for this game. I can't wait for it to come out.
project_pat36  +   885d ago
OMG I totally didn't expect to see you here -.-
Larry L  +   885d ago
A related Fun-Fact for fight game fans.

Ed Boon and Team MK actually originally came up with the concept for this back in like 2002/3. Originally Mortal Kombat Deception was meant to be 2v1, 2v2 or 1v1v1v1 online, just like the opening movie of Deception with Raiden fighting both Quan Chi and Shang Tsung. They talk about it in some of the the making of videos you open in The Krypt, and they have the concept art and even some of the work when they were trying to make it happen technically.

Obviously back then on that hardware it couldn't happen logistically so they just went back to regular 1v1.

I honestly expected Team MK to be the first to actually do it, since they were thinking about it so long ago, but they seemed to drop the concept. Looks like Team Ninja beat them to it.
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TheBlackSmoke  +   884d ago
Uhh street fighter X tekken has 2v2 online Tag mode..... not that its any good mind you. DOA5's netcode was garbage so the idea of having it try to manage 4 connections makes my skin crawl.
Larry L  +   884d ago
Just to clarify, I mean they are all fighting at the same time in a 3-D space. Either as teams or free-for-all. In other words, just like Deception's opening. They just couldn't realise the vision.

Is that how it is in SFxTekken? Everyone fighting at the same time, or just tags? Tag mode for online is a bit more mundane, while cool, it's a different thing than what Ed Boon was envisioning.
Mister428  +   884d ago
@Larry L I don't think it's free-for-all cos they did say 4player TAG mode.
Mister428  +   884d ago
Arc System Works beat everyone to it. They made a 4player free-for-all game called Guilty Gear Isuka.

Then of course there is Smash Brothers and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.

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