View Full Version : Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown headed to XBLA and PSN in summer 2012

August 24th, 2011, 23:22
The pioneering Virtua Fighter series hasn't seen a release in North America since 2007. Sega just announced plans to bring the latest version of Virtua Fighter 5 over -- as a downloadable game. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is based on the 2010 arcade version (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/02/19/sega-finally-shows-virtua-fighter-5-final-showdown/), which adds new costume options (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/04/new-trailer-for-virtua-fighter-5-final-showdown-no-fooling/), dynamic arenas and, most importantly, "a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5's mechanics, balance and animations."

19 playable characters will be available, including the sumo wrestler Taka-Arashi (http://virtuafighter.wikia.com/wiki/Taka-Arashi), who returns from Virtua Fighter 3. Sega is planning to release Final Showdown next summer. If you're at PAX, you'll be able to play the arcade version (http://blogs.sega.com/2011/08/23/segapax-virtua-fighter-final-showdown-is-coming-to-consoles-and-is-pax-playable/) at the nearby Gameworks. Rather than set up console demos at the show, Sega has brought in full arcade machines to show off Final Showdown.http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/23/virtua-fighter-5-final-showdown-headed-to-xbla-and-psn-in-summe/