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Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Pummels PSN Summer 2012

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Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Pummels PSN Summer 2012

Hi Everyone! All of us at SEGA are excited to share some great news for fighting fans and combat connoisseurs. The Virtua Fighter 5 series has been growing and expanding in arcades since its release, and we wanted to share the latest version with our dedicated PS3 fans. Yes – we’re bringing the latest version of the Virtua Fighter 5 series to PSN next summer!

This latest version is called Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown or “VF5FS,” and it introduces a fistful of new features to this time-tested fighter, including completely rebalanced mechanics, timing, animation and a brand-new dynamic arena system. We’re also introducing two new characters to the roster: Sumo wrestler Taka-Arashi will make his big return from VF3 and karate expert Jean Kujo will join the VF series for the first time. Best of all, VF5FS now includes online play via PSN, engineered to allow fast-paced combat with little to no latency.

Mixing all that with a huge variety of character customization items and costumes, you will be getting the definitive Virtua Fighter experience when the game is released in Summer 2012!

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown for PS3 (PSN)Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown for PS3 (PSN)

If you can’t wait that long, we’ve got a special treat for you. The SEGA team is rounding up the only existing VF5FS arcade cabinets in the US, and bringing them to PAX! We’ll have the cabinets up and running at Gameworks during PAX so come by and join us for an old-school arcade blowout!

Depending on when you come by, you might also be able to catch a member of the VF5 production team in action. We’re planning to give out some exclusive VF5FS items at PAX and Gameworks too!

If you can’t join us at PAX, please keep checking back for updates. This is just the beginning, we’re planning on providing much more information between now and launch.

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  • YESSS THANK U, CAN’T WAIT TO KICK @$$ WITH SARAH BRYANT.

  • FOR THOSE OF U THAT DON’T ALREADY KNOW THIS, THE GAME WILL HAVE MULTIPLE NEW OUTFITS INCLUDING SWIM SUITS KNOWN AS “S” OUTFITS, AND NEW MOVES, REDONE STAGES, NEW MUSIC, AND MUCH MORE.

  • Sweet, want it NOW!!!

    Sega you are making some pretty awesome games.

  • Damn not until next summer

  • sucks I have to wait til next summer. fun fact, VF5 made me buy a ps3 back in feb of 07

  • 2012 summer well , at least it not dec 2012 when the world goes up.. let pray for a non delay.. lol.. and sega keep up the great work..

  • I cannot wait for this! I played the heck out of VF5 when it came out originally on the Ps3. The only thing that will be hard to deal with now is the wait for VF5:FS, but it will all be worth it! I cannot wait to get more information on the game in the future. :D

  • Summer 2012… Good Choice SEGA… with Soul Calibur V, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken in the first half of 2012 this schedule is pretty good… :D Can’t wait :)

  • This is an instant buy for me! Gotta clear up some hard drive space now! XP

  • Amazing. Loved VF5 more than any other fighter, best battle mechanics ever.

  • So the game isn’t going to be at all Gameworks locations?
    If so that sucks

    • If you can’t wait until summer 2012, we’ll have VF5 FS arcade cabinets at Gameworks this weekend during PAX !

  • Sega, you are now back in my good graces. Everything previous has been forgiven. After Yakuza 4 and this, you have made a fan proud. I can die happy now after I get my hands on this.

  • i got the last game for ps3 that game was pure crap im glade i got it used for 7 dollars.

  • DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION FTW!!!!!!!

    * ahem, sorry for caps but ‘proper’ PS3 games on PSN always gets me excited :)

  • SEEEEEGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

  • WAS VERY UPSET THAT THE 360 VERSION ADDED ONLINE, KINDA LATE FOR THIS ITERATION, BUT WE’LL SEE. IF THE PRICE IS DECENT I MIGHT LOOK AT IT. I JUST WISH VF:5 HAD AN ONLINE PATCH, I DID LOVE THAT GAME, AND BOUGHT IT DAY 1

  • “Your comment is awaiting moderation”

    LOL that’s rich. How about fixing your freaking blog so that normal comments show.

    2 months ago it was fine

  • Trophies? No? Sorry then Sega, I’d rather give you money for Sonic Generations and Yakuza: Of the End. Flame me all you want but I’m addicted to trophies, and I’m proud of it.

    • There will be trophies for VF5 FS. In regards to our other titles, we’d love it if you went out and one-hundred percented all of them. Gotta’ get all of those trophies. ;)

  • Oh man! My bro is gonna freak! He bought a PS3 back in 2007 just from seeing five minutes of this game. He’s mastered this game but, wanted online play. So, the multiplayer will make him piss himself. Wait…. Yeah, are there trophies in this definitive version? Other than the Final Fantasy XIII Platinum. He wants a Virtua Fighter 5 Platinum Trophy. COME ON SEGA! ITS THE DEFINITIVE VERSION! IT HAS TO HAVE TROPHY SUPPORT! Even if its a rip-off of the 360 trophies!

  • looks like the ad style with the paint slashes and splatters are a copy of capcoms fighting games this generation.
    sad. hopefully the game is good, and they dont copy capcom’s dlc ripoff prices for add-on content.

  • Dont ask dumb questions. Games released for PS3 after 2008 actually has to have trophies now. The only thing that doesn’t is PS3 rereleases of games that didn’t have trophies from before then like Resistance 1 and Oblivion. So VF5:FS will have trophies.

  • Aw dammit, thats a long wait! cant wait to get my hands on VF5:F5

  • Took you long enough, and still a year away. No PS3 online play for VF5 was god awful, and I hope you don’t charge full price as it’s a revision.

  • I want to know is there any chance of a Vita version?

  • VF is great fighting game, I like the change of pace of it compare to other fighters it’s mroe realistic, no fireballs, lasers or head cutting…all these things can be fine but diversity is good and VF is a nice fighting game with a pretty good gameplay system.

    Can’t wait to try it. Will decide if I buy it if the price is not too high and if the game looks good in HD.

  • It doesn’t have new characters?
    Please get better voice acting for this version. I’m not trying to be mean, but VF5 was embarrassing.
    I wish you’d add trophies to the old version though.

  • BTW, this was the first game I bought for PS3. :)

  • Too little, too late, Sega. Where was it a year ago when the Arcade release happened? >:|

  • lol. wow!!! that trailer was awesome. i still remember the day when i played the first virtua fighter in the arcade.

  • This is great, because stupid pax tickets sold out really really early, I missed it, so now I can hang out at gameworks for VF5, thanks sega.

  • Well, I’ll try to remember this game for a whole year. And I hope the trophies aren’t anything like “Rank #1 online”…

  • I can’t wait! This is such great news! I bought a Launch PS3 at 650 bucks for this game and now we finally have a definitive version! I hope there’s going to be a retail copy that you can buy in stores as well!

  • Huge VF fan here. Still play VF5 from time to time on my PS3. I just love that Sega feeling everytime you start up a Sega game. Too bad it’s next year, but I’m sure it’s worth the wait.

  • Well, I guess this is a start, at least the game is coming here. I just wish it will also be available in retail form though. Oh, and I can’t wait to play Shun again!!! Thanks Sega!!!

  • Will my VF5 disc copy update to this edition with online.

  • My god yes!!!!! Thank you Mai Kawaguchi for this great news!!!!! YESSSS!!!!!!

    I’ve been a Virtua Fighter player since VF1. Ever since the arcade scene in the US has died, and I don’t have a 360, I haven’t been able to play other humans at this game. My god this is great news!

    Thank you SEGA!!!!!!!

  • Will VF5 ps3 disc copy update to this edition with online and trophies????????

  • Any chances for a physical release? Maybe as some sort of “Limited Edtion” including a new Mad Catz or Hori stick?

  • Two questions: Will this be similar to Grand Theft Auto 4 in that you have to own the original VF5 disc in order to play it? And I’m sure it’s going to have trophies, right?

  • Does Sega plan to add any DLC to this game later?

    If so it be great for other NEW charaters to be DLC later when there ready….

    Let us know?

    Can’t wait for this game… 2012 is gonna be a big year for me…. YAY!

    By: DCS

  • oh also i take it that this game is only gonna be available on the PS store at that time? Or is this getting a Game Disc release then for PS3?

    Let us know?

    Thanks!

    By: DCS

  • yeah awesome…I’ll buy this with sure…I played the normal version in 2007 and I never bought but is a great game and now I’ll get.Great Job guys…Keep it up until launch.

  • YES. I always felt snubbed when they didn’t add an online patch to VF5. Looking forward to this 100%

  • Hey Mai, are you guys there for all 3 days of pax?

  • How about an online update for the original Virtua Fighter 5?

  • Any chances of a platinum trophy?

  • Aww I wish we had an arcade near hear. The nearest arcade is over 70 miles away.

  • @Mai Kawaguchi

    I officially love you because of this news.

  • As someone who has never gotten into VF games, I’m actually excited!

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