According to new statements on Twitter from prominent Sega and Atlus leaker Midori, Sega is developing a Virtua Fighter reboot, that may or may not be part of the publisher’s previously announced Reboot program. According to the leaker, the reboot is not being developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, which developed the most recent title, Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, but instead, “staff from the latest Virtua Fighter games.” Additionally, the leaker claims that the upcoming title will include both single player and multiplayer elements, and will target “casual and core players including competitive players.” None of these claims have been confirmed by Sega.
This is a reboot that is not in development by RGG Studio. It is being developed by staff from latest Virtua Fighter games. There are single player and multiplayer elements that are targeting casual and core players including competitive players.
— みどり (@MbKKssTBhz5) February 8, 2024
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown details:
Widely celebrated by classic fighting game fans for its strategic 3D gameplay, intuitive mechanics, intricate balance, and intense martial arts combat, Virtua Fighter 5 has received popular updates throughout its history, most recently with the console re-release in 2012. Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown re-envisions the visceral experience of the original with gorgeous HD graphics, new online features, and all the bone-crunching, martial arts combat of its renowned predecessor.
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 high-definition 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 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!