Sega wants in on the Street Fighter IV-led fighting game resurgence. Their entrant? A new version of 2006’s Virtua Fighter 5, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, scheduled for a downloadable release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next year.
Final Showdown is supposed to include “a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5‘s mechanics, balance and animations, along with new game modes, new dynamic fighting arenas, a massive collection of customisable character items and new characters added to the roster,” according to a press release from Sega.
The new game will offer an optional simplified controlled scheme, arenas with destructible fences and walls that “are different for every round”, new wall-based combat moves, a new singleplayer mode, a “responsive one-on-one online battle system”, and 19 characters, “including fan favourite Taka-Arashi from Virtua Fighter 3 and an all-new character, Jean Kujo” along with costumes and character items.