Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown will launch at $15

SEGA have confirmed Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown will cost $14.99 on the PSN. The publisher also gave it a release date of June 5th.

The game is said to be the “definitive version” of VF5 and features a “complete overhaul” with a refined game engine. For a price of under $15/£10, it seems to be a pretty great bargain. Personally, I was a big fan of the original when it was initially released back in 2007.

If you do want some of the bells and whistles though, there will be the typical array of downloadable extras. Each of the 19 characters will have a customisation pack available for $4.99/£3.59.

As a reminder of the announcement from late last year, here are the key features of Final Showdown:

  • The Perfect Fighting Experience: Virtua Fighter 5’s signature style of hand-to-hand combat, with revised mechanics, balance, timing and more, along with simplified controls for new players while retaining the depth that veterans demand.
  • Dynamic and Interactive Arenas: Fighting areas in new shapes and sizes, including arenas with fences and walls that are different for every round – take unexpected advantage of fighters’ new wall-based moves, or break through the fences with special attacks.
  • A Mode for Every Fight: Dominate the leaderboards with Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown’s extremely responsive one-on-one online battle system, widely praised for having little latency, or take on an army of opponents yourself in a new single-player mode.
  • Customized Combatants: Enter the ring with one of 19 playable characters, including fan favorite Taka-Arashi from Virtua Fighter 3 and an all-new character, Jean Kujo, and customize them with unique costume and character items.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Squawka.com Sub-Editor.

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  • I can’t wait for this game! June 5th can’t come fast enough