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Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Coming to XBLA and PSN

Sega's Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown now has a launch date of June 5 for Playstation Network and June 6 for Xbox Live Arcade. The game is also priced at fifteen dollars on the Playstation Store and 1200 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live Marketplace. In addition to the game's release, downloadable content is planned for launch as it is basically character customization goods for all of the fighters. There has not been a stateside release of a Virtua Fighter game since the Xbox 360 version of Virtua Fighter 5 in 2007 and it was the first game in the franchise to have online play.

Final Showdown has been out at Japanese arcades for quite a while now, but it is finally getting a more worldwide release on consoles. For those that do not keep up with the series, this latest iteration has two new characters with Jean Kujo making his debut and the return of sumo wrestler Taka-Arashi from Virtua Fighter 3. This console version will be also filled with features you expect from a fighting game these days from its amazing training mode, online play with with lobbies, and a replay system. The launch trailer for Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is below as it will be released in just three weeks on Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.


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