Sega’s Largest Venture Into Digital to Date
Today, Sega made official what we first reported over a year ago (albeit with a now expired timetable): The latest in its pinnacle fighting series, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, is coming to consoles.
An interview with Gamespot details the update to VF5 will be released next Summer to XBOX Live and PSN. It will be standalone fare, so it doesn’t appear existing owners of VF5 can simply download DLC at a discount. The game will include online play, with the company promising almost no latency. A new single player mode will be added, and the game will also have its own DLC. Other additions include the return of Taka-Arashi from Virtua Fighter 3.
Sega has not released details on pricing, though they have assured there will be no retail release.