Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown has just been officially announced by SEGA during the video game publisher and developer’s 60th anniversary celebration. The game is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 on June 1st, 2021. It will also be playable via backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 5. How the game will be taking advantage of the system’s blazing fast SSD and capabilities is unknown at the moment. According to the official press release, it seems that Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown is going to be the definitive and best up-to-date version to play in this day and age.
Check out the official press release down below:
The Virtua Fighter series holds a storied place in SEGA lore,” said Seiji Aoki, Chief Producer. “This new title was developed as part of SEGA’s 60th Anniversary project by an all-star team at AM2 and Ryu ga Gotoku Studios. I am delighted for fans to play and experience the latest entry in the series.
Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown includes a wealth of new and classic features:
Remade for a New Generation: Play classic Virtua Fighter 5 in glorious HD with updated character models, stages, cinematics, and background music.
Crush the Competition: Create private rooms for up to 16 players and take on all challengers in round-robin style league matches, tournament matches, and other new online match types. Spectate in real-time and communicate live with stamps as the battle heats up!
Custom Combatants: Enter the ring with one of the 19 playable characters. Master each of their unique fighting styles across a variety of solo and online modes.
The Full Experience: Experience the pinnacle of Virtua Fighter 5 combat in classic modes like “Rank Match”, “Arcade”, “Training”, and “Offline Versus” as you battle to become the next World Fighting Tournament legend.