Only just announced earlier today, Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is launching exclusively for PlayStation 4 on the 1st June. It's essentially a remaster of Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, which originally released for the PS3 all the way back in 2012 — but this isn't just some quick and dirty resolution boost.
As it turns out, Ultimate Showdown has actually been "remade" using the Dragon Engine. Those familiar with the Yakuza series — and spinoff series Judgment — may recognise that name; the Dragon Engine was first implemented with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, representing a significant graphical and technical leap for the franchise. Every game from RGG Studio has used it since, aside from the Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 remasters.
Interestingly, this also means that RGG Studio has played a major part in reviving Virtua Fighter 5 for a new console generation. We're looking forward to seeing Ultimate Showdown in action when it releases next week (and yes, it's heavily rumoured to be a PlayStation Plus title for June 2021).
Did you ever expect to see Virtua Fighter return, courtesy of the Dragon Engine? Thank Kazuma Kiryu in the comments section below.