Virtua Fighter is back as Sega has announced today that Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown will be launching on PlayStation 4 on June 1.
The game will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 as a digital title worldwide on that day. Yakuza and Judgment developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has lent their Dragon Engine to this remade version of the game bringing new life to the visuals. It will also feature a new user interface, new background music for all stages, new lighting and shaders, and a new opening cinematic.
The game will also support up 1o 16 players online in public and private lobbies and will allow players to spectate online matches in real-time. A rumor also says that the game will be free on PlayStation Plus in June but we’ll have to wait until tomorrow for official confirmation on that. For now, you can check out the trailer and read more about the game below.
Widely celebrated by classic fighting game fans for its strategic 3D gameplay, intuitive mechanics, intricate balance, and intense martial arts combat, Virtua Fighter 5 has received popular updates throughout its history, most recently with the console re-release in 2012. Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown re-envisions the visceral experience of the original with gorgeous HD graphics, new online features, and all the bone-crunching, martial arts combat of its renowned predecessor.
Remade for a New Generation – Play classic Virtua Fighter 5 in glorious HD with updated character models, stages, cinematics, and background music.
Crush the Competition – Create private rooms for up to 16 players and take on all challengers in round-robin style League Matches, Tournament Matches, and other new online match types. Spectate in real-time and communicate live with stamps as the battle heats up!
Custom Combatants – Enter the ring with one of 19 playable characters. Master each of their unique fighting styles across a variety of solo and online modes.
The Full Experience – Experience the pinnacle of Virtua Fighter 5 combat in classic modes like “Rank Match,” “Arcade,” “Training,” and “Offline Versus” as you battle to become the next World Fighting Tournament legend!