Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown hitting XBL, PSN next summer

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 12:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sega’s announced it’s to bring a refined edition of Virtua Fighter 5 to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next summer.

Called Final Showdown, it’ll release as a standalone game that will feature a massive overhaul from when the fighter released at retail on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2007.

It’ll have two new characters from the 19 that’ll be in the game, including one new character called Jean Kujo and VF3 fan-favorite Taka-Arashi, as well as revised mechanics and balance, simplified controls and more.

It’ll also have a “new” single-player mode, leaderboards and one-on-one online battle system.

“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,” said VP of Sega West’s digital business arm, Haruki Satomi.

“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.”

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