SEGA of America and SEGA Europe announced that Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown launches this week on home consoles. Based on the latest arcade version of the celebrated Virtua Fighter 5 series, the game is available now for PlayStation Network (PSN) in North America, and will be available tomorrow, June 6, worldwide on PSN and for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (XBLA). Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$6.25/ €12.99 for PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points for XBLA.
Character customization DLC packs are available for individual characters at $4.99/ £3.59/ AUD$6.25/ €4.49 for PSN or 400 Microsoft points each. Two character customization DLC bundles are also available for purchase; one bundle includes nine characters’ worth of DLC items, and the second contains DLC items for the remaining ten characters. Each bundle is priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$6.25/ €12.99 for PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points for XBLA.
Players choosing to purchase Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown on PSN will have the option to purchase the “Complete Edition” for $29.99, which includes the full game and all character customization DLC. Complete Edition is a limited time offer and will only be available for two weeks after launch. PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown free from PSN for one month after launch, and will have the option to purchase character customization DLC bundle packs for 20% off for two weeks from launch.
“Virtua Fighter has always been praised by fans for its detailed, delicate balance and depth, making it the fighter of choice for both first-timers as well as serious pros,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We’re especially proud to see Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown appearing at this year’s EVO tournament in Las Vegas; we can’t wait to see the game in the hands of fighting game fans at the community’s biggest event.”
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown features include:
- ● 19 characters, including the return of VF favorite Taka-Arashi and newcomer Jean Kujo
- ● Dynamic and interactive arenas
- ● Overhauled fighting mechanic
- ● Robust Training Mode including frame advantage display
- ● Eight player Online Room Match with lobby system
- ● Match Record
- ● Based on Version A, the current version available in Japanese arcades
- ● DLC content with hundreds of customizable items for each character