SEGA announce download-only Virtua Fighter 5 update: Final Showdown

by on August 24, 2011

Already available in arcades across Japan, SEGA of Europe and SEGA of America have now been able to announce the good news that their Virtua Fighter 5 revision, entitled Final Showdown, will be made available exclusively for download as a standalone title for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in summer 2012. The title reworks the gameplay mechanics, character balancing – both online and off – tweaked animations and lots of new features. On top of all of that, there will be new arenas added to fight across, two new brawlers to take control of and a huge range of items for gamers to customise their characters with to their hearts’ content. One of th most enjoyable 3D fighters of the current generation is about to get a little bit better!

Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe says that; “Virtua Fighter 5 has always been an authentic arcade fighter, even when played from the comfort of a home console. And, like any proper arcade dynasty, we’ve continued to support, expand and tweak the game in the years since its release… With Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, we get to bring the ultimate expression of competitive one-on-one gaming to console players in one perfect package.”

Some of the new features and additions in the update will be:

  • The Perfect Fighting Experience: Virtua Fighter 5’s signature style of hand-to-hand combat, with revised mechanics, balance, timing and more, along with simplified controls for new players while retaining the depth that veterans demand
  • Dynamic and Interactive Arenas: Fighting areas in new shapes and sizes, including arenas with fences and walls that are different for every round – take unexpected advantage of fighters’ new wall-based moves, or break through the fences with special attacks
  • A Mode for Every Fight: Dominate the leaderboards with Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown’s extremely responsive one-on-one online battle system, widely praised for having little latency, or take on an army of opponents yourself in a new single-player mode
  • Customized Combatants: Enter the ring with one of 19 playable characters, including fan favorite Taka-Arashi from Virtua Fighter 3 and an all-new character, Jean Kujo, and customize them with unique costume and character items

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown will be a standalone download title for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The title will be made available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE in summer 2012.