Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown dated, priced and DLC revealed!

SEGA has released a press release detailing everything we wanted to know about Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown’s… erm, release. The game will launch on June 5th, for PSN and June 6th for XBLA. Prices will be $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$18.25/ €12.99 on PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points on XBLA. As for DLC, check the deatils for that and more in the full press release after the break!

SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that the console release date and retail price for Virtua Fighter™ 5 Final Showdown. The stand-alone downloadable 3D fighting game is set to make its console debut on June 5 for PlayStation®Network and June 6 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will be priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$18.25/ €12.99 for PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points for XBLA.

Character customization DLC packs will be available immediately upon launch for all 19 fighters, with each character customization pack costing $4.99/ £3.59/ AUD$6.25/ €4.49 for PSN and 400 Microsoft Points for XBLA, and will contain 600-950 customization items. Two additional customization packs, consisting of nine characters’ worth of DLC items and the other with 10 characters’ worth, will also be available at launch for $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$18.25/ €12.99 each on PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points each on XBLA.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown brings the latest arcade version of the Virtua Fighter 5 series to consoles worldwide, adding two new characters— Virtua Fighter 3 favorite Taka-Arashi and newcomer Jean Kujo—and dynamic and interactive fighting arenas. Console-only features include a robust and detailed Training Mode, eight player Online Room Match Mode, and a match record feature to replay, save, and upload fights. Developed by AM2, the console version of Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will bring the storied franchise’s detailed balance, overhauled fighting mechanics, and extreme depth to new audiences and VF veterans alike in the acclaimed series’ best version yet.

How about that DLC, eh? Nineteen customization packs at $4.99 each will end up being $95! I guess SEGA assumes we’ll only buy packs for our preferred fighters. Less than a month from release! Are you Virtua fans excited?


4 responses to “Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown dated, priced and DLC revealed!

  1. Gagaman says:

    For those not fussed about the costume packs (me included) the main game is a bargain! Sega have been really quite smart with a lot of their pricing for downloadable games as of late (such as Binary Domain for £20). Day one purchase.

  2. DCGX says:

    That is a bargain! Especially since we don’t need the DLC and it’s still better than what Capcom does. I played the hell out of the original release though, so I may pick it up down the line.

  3. segaismysavior says:

    Game = $15: Sold!
    Individual Character Packs = $5 each: Interesting…
    2 Bundled Costume Packs = $15 each: Very nice.

    So if you get the game and both bundles, it’s still only ~$45 for all the content. Great deal if you don’t own the original, and even if you do then it’s only $15 to invest in updated gameplay without dipping into the costumes.

    I think I’ll miss the experience of playing the game to unlock more costumes, but it’s nice to have the option of just playing the game for cheap and later making it more personalized if I decide to buy into more costumes. I always thought the Dead or Alive series was the “prettiest fashion show fighter,” so I’m interested to see just how wacky these additional costumes will get. I know I’ll play online and see an opponent with a ridiculous outfit, where I will laugh and state, “clearly I must have that…”

  4. Centrale says:

    You can wear a Dreamcast on your back? I’m in.

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