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Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Slams PSN on 5th June

Posted by James Newton

DLC packs revealed

Much-anticipated title Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown finally makes it to the PlayStation Store in North America on 5th June, priced $14.99. Europe gets it the very next day for £9.99.

DLC packs for customising your chosen character will land alongside the game. Each fighter has his or her own pack, available for $4.99/£3.59, containing between 600 and 950 items to dress up your character. There'll also be two additional bundle packs — one with items for nine characters, one with the remaining ten — available separately for $14.99/£9.99 each. Anyone who was previously wondering how SEGA can offer a full console-size Virtua Fighter game for £9.99, that's how.

We hope to see some of you online come 5th June.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Enters the Ring on June 5

Upcoming Title Priced at $14.99, New Gameplay Trailer Kicks into Action

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - May 14, 2012 - SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that the console release date and retail price for Virtua Fighter™ 5 Final Showdown. The stand-alone downloadable 3D fighting game is set to make its console debut on June 5 for PlayStation®Network and June 6 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will be priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$18.25/ €12.99 for PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points for XBLA.

Character customization DLC packs will be available immediately upon launch for all 19 fighters, with each character customization pack costing $4.99/ £3.59/ AUD$6.25/ €4.49 for PSN and 400 Microsoft Points for XBLA, and will contain 600-950 customization items. Two additional customization packs, consisting of nine characters’ worth of DLC items and the other with 10 characters’ worth, will also be available at launch for $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$18.25/ €12.99 each on PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points each on XBLA.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown brings the latest arcade version of the Virtua Fighter 5 series to consoles worldwide, adding two new characters—Virtua Fighter 3 favorite Taka-Arashi and newcomer Jean Kujo—and dynamic and interactive fighting arenas. Console-only features include a robust and detailed Training Mode, eight player Online Room Match Mode, and a match record feature to replay, save, and upload fights. Developed by AM2, the console version of Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will bring the storied franchise’s detailed balance, overhauled fighting mechanics, and extreme depth to new audiences and VF veterans alike in the acclaimed series’ best version yet.

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User Comments (3)

get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

I'm terrible at Virtua Fighter but I think I'm going to get this. The semi-freemium model that they're adopting seems pretty smart (low base price, high DLC price) because, at the very least, it will encourage casual players like myself to try it out.

James

#3

James said:

@turtlelink This will be amazing, I am (almost) certain of it. I will be reviewing both anyway so let me know any questions you might have :)

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