Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Coming to XBLA

By Dog of Thunder, 5 years ago
SEGA announced today that their realism based fighting series, Virtua Fighter, is returning to consoles. Virtua Fighter 5 is being updated with a standalone XBLA game that ports over the arcade update of Virtua Fighter 5. Titled Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, we will be treated to a king's ransom of updates and additions for the home version:

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
Has it been awhile since you have played Virtua Fighter 5? Excited to hear about a standalone add-on to a fighting game that's more then 6 months old? Want some proof that this title is actually happening? Enjoy the announcement trailer that proves yes, we really are getting a new Virtua Fighter.



Personally, any chance I get to use the greatest grappler in any fighting game, Wolf, is one that I am going to take.

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is slated for a release in Summer 2012.