Latest Iteration of Classic Arcade Fighter Available This Week on PSN, XBLA
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – June 5, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA®Europe Ltd., announced that Virtua Fighter™ 5 Final Showdown launches this week on home consoles. Based on the latest arcade version of the celebrated Virtua Fighter 5 series, the game is available now for PlayStation®Network (PSN) in North America, and will be available tomorrow, June 6, worldwide on PSN and for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (XBLA). Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$6.25/ €12.99 for PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points for XBLA.
Character customization DLC packs are available for individual characters at $4.99/ £3.59/ AUD$6.25/ €4.49 for PSN or 400 Microsoft points each. Two character customization DLC bundles are also available for purchase; one bundle includes nine characters’ worth of DLC items, and the second contains DLC items for the remaining ten characters. Each bundle is priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$6.25/ €12.99 for PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points for XBLA.
Players choosing to purchase Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown on PSN will have the option to purchase the “Complete Edition” for $29.99, which includes the full game and all character customization DLC. Complete Edition is a limited time offer and will only be available for two weeks after launch. PlayStation®Plus subscribers will be able to download Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown free from PSN for one month after launch, and will have the option to purchase character customization DLC bundle packs for 20% off for two weeks from launch.
“Virtua Fighter has always been praised by fans for its detailed, delicate balance and depth, making it the fighter of choice for both first-timers as well as serious pros,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We’re especially proud to see Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown appearing at this year’s EVO tournament inLas Vegas; we can’t wait to see the game in the hands of fighting game fans at the community’s biggest event.”
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown features include:
- 19 characters, including the return of VF favorite Taka-Arashi and newcomer Jean Kujo
- Dynamic and interactive arenas
- Overhauled fighting mechanic
- Robust Training Mode including frame advantage display
- Eight player Online Room Match with lobby system
- Match Record
- Based on Version A, the current version available in Japanese arcades
- DLC content with hundreds of customizable items for each character
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David Martinez, TriplePoint for SEGA of America, Inc.