Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Announced!

Sega today announced that a huge raft of updates and new content for Virtua Fighter 5 would be released as a stand-alone downloadable title.The new game, entitled Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, will contain a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5s mechanics, balance and animations, along with new game modes, new dynamic fighting arenas, a massive collection of customisable character items and two all-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, weve continued to support, expand and tweak the game in the years since its release, said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe. 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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