Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown announced for XBLA & PSN

Virtua Fighter 5 is being revamped in the standalone Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, headed to XBLA and PSN in summer 2012. It'll bring new fighting mechanics and balance, along with new characters.

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Sega's 2007 face-puncher Virtua Fighter 5 is being reworked, rebalanced, and generallyy jazzed up for a standalone downloadable release. Described as the "definitive version," Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will be heading to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in summer 2012.

Revised fighting mechanics, balance, and timing are promised, along with destructible walls and fences in arenas to enable new wall-based moves. The controls are being simplified for new players but Sega assures they still retain "the depth that veterans demand."

Final Showdown will also bring new game modes and two all-new characters. There'll also be "a massive collection" of costumes and character items, if you enjoy dressing your fighters up.

"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 Haruki Satomi, Sega of America VP of digital business. "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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    August 23, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown announced for XBLA & PSN.

    Virtua Fighter 5 is being revamped in the standalone Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, headed to XBLA and PSN in summer 2012. It'll bring new fighting mechanics and balance, along with new characters.

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      August 23, 2011 6:04 AM

      FF punch, FF kick, Down(hold) F punch. SPAM THAT SHIT.

      I miss playing VF when it first came out and everyone was newbs. Now it's all timing and technical and shit. :(

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      August 23, 2011 7:13 AM

      What is it with the amount of milk / cocaine / seminal fluid that they throw around in the video?

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        August 23, 2011 5:44 PM

        Yeah, I don't know what's up with that effect... I don't like it and I hope it's not in the game.

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      August 23, 2011 7:35 AM

      SWEET! Love VF, such flow and timing.

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        August 23, 2011 7:42 AM

        VF4 is the only fighting game I ever hated so much that I returned it :/ Was VF5 any better?

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          August 23, 2011 8:29 AM

          My guts says if you didn't like VF4, then VF5 is not for you.

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            August 23, 2011 11:01 AM

            Almost certainly this.

            Funny though, VF4 had one of the best, most comprehensive training modes of any fighter.

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              August 23, 2011 11:51 AM

              virtua fighter 4 was awesome, the only huge drawback was no online

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      August 23, 2011 9:04 AM

      Very nice, I am happy they are doing this.

      I really wonder what 6 will be like, what will they change will they change it?

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      August 23, 2011 9:30 AM

      Yusssssssssssss!

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      August 23, 2011 10:49 AM

      heh, still not fixing the online. garbage

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      August 23, 2011 11:35 AM

      Sugoi!!

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      August 23, 2011 5:41 PM

      VF is the only fighting series I ever got into. I loved the way it was mostly about timing and the 'feel' of the fight. It has a more realistic feel to it than any other fighting game I've played and it wasn't so much about remembering move combinations. I might have to pick this one up.

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