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 beat-‘em-up videogame is set to make its console debut on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade next month.
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 favourite 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 Virtua Fighter veterans alike in the acclaimed series’ best version yet.
Character customisation downloadable content (DLC) packs will be available immediately upon launch for all ninteen fighters, with each character customisation pack costing $4.99/ £3.59/ AUD$6.25/ €4.49 on PlayStation Network and 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Arcade, and will contain 600-950 customisation items. Two additional customisation 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 PlayStation Network and 1,200 Microsoft Points each on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will launch on 5th June 2012, for PlayStation Network and 6th June for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will be priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$18.25/ €12.99 on PlayStation Network and 1,200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Arcade, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the videogame.