Virtua Fighter is finally making its return with Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown. The re-release will feature a number of improvements and new features, as well as downloadable content that may have some gamers feeling nostalgic.
In a new trailer for the upcoming re-release, the Virtua Fighting 5 Ultimate Showdown Legendary Pack DLC will come with loads of customization items to use on the game’s 19 playable fighters. There are also spectator stamps you can use while spectating online battles that essentially serve as emojis. What really makes this DLC great for Virtua Fighter fans are the character models, stages, and a battle user interface inspired by the original 1993 release. The original background music will also be included in the DLC.
Here is everything you receive for purchasing the Legendary Pack DLC which costs $9.99:
- Character customization items (all 2,000 types)
- Character costumes (all 19 types)
- Original Virtua Fighter character models (all 38 types)
- Original Virtua Fighter stages
- Original Virtua Fighter battle UI
- Original Virtua Fighter series BGM (all 180 tracks)
- Spectator stamps (all 36 types)
If you want to see a little peek of what to expect from the Legendary Pack DLC, check out the video below.
A recent PlayStation Blog post gives some insight on the reworked Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown. According to the post by Sega’s chief producer Seiji Aoki, the fighting game began development in 2019. The reasoning Virtua Fighter 5 was chosen for the overhaul is because 2012’s Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown “represented the series pinnacle.” This meant that it would serve both fans and newcomers alike.
Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown utilizes Ryu Ga Gotoku’s Dragon Engine, which has most recently been used in Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Judgment. As such, the look and feel of the game has been “dramatically” upgraded with character models and stages entirely remade for this new entry.
Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown will launch for PlayStation 4 on June 1. It will be available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers on day one.