Sega fans can rejoice as yet another major franchises is coming to modern consoles via download in 2012.
Virtua Fighter 5: Showdown will be the latest arcade revision which includes fan favorite Taka-Arashi from Virtua Fighter 3 and an all-new character, Jean Kujo as well as new arenas and major balance and gameplay tweaks.
Full Press Release:
SEGAÃ‚Â® of America, Inc. and SEGAÃ‚Â® of Europe Ltd. today announced that Virtua Fighter™ 5, the latest title in its celebrated fighting franchise, will see a grand update and expansion released as a standalone title for both Xbox LIVEÃ‚Â® Arcade for the Xbox 360Ã‚Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStationÃ‚Â®Network. The new game, entitled Virtua Fighter™ 5 Final Showdown™, will contain a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5′s mechanics, balance and animations, along with new game modes, new dynamic fighting arenas, a massive collection of customizable character items and new characters added to the roster. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is expected to be available in summer 2012.
“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 have continued to support, expand and tweak the game in the years since its release,”Â said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “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.”Â
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown contains the definitive version of Virtua Fighter 5, refined over the years since its original arcade debut. The new release also adds an extensive list of features never before seen on consoles. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will include: