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One last SEGA 60th Anniversary Gift – faithfully remade with stunning graphics and new online features 

The legendary 3D fighter returns as a PlayStation®4 Console Exclusive on 1st June

Sydney, Australia – 27th May 2021: ORA, ORA, ORA! SEGA of America announced that Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown will launch worldwide as a PlayStation®4 digital exclusive. Remade for a new generation of fighting game fans as part of SEGA’s 60th Anniversary project, the definitive edition of the fifth instalment in SEGA’s iconic Virtua Fighter series enters the ring on 1st June 2021.

Widely celebrated by classic fighting game fans for its strategic 3D gameplay, intuitive mechanics, intricate balance, and intense martial arts combat, Virtua Fighter 5 has received popular updates throughout its history, most recently with the console re-release in 2012. Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown re-envisions the visceral experience of the original with gorgeous HD graphics, new online features, and all the bone-crunching, martial arts combat of its renowned predecessor.

The Virtua Fighter series holds a storied place in SEGA lore,” said Seiji Aoki, Chief Producer. “This new title was developed as part of SEGA’s 60th Anniversary project by an all-star team at AM2 and Ryu ga Gotoku Studios. I am delighted for fans to play and experience the latest entry in the series.”

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown includes a wealth of new and classic features: 

  • Remade for a New Generation: Play classic Virtua Fighter 5 in glorious HD with updated character models, stages, cinematics, and background music.
  • Crush the Competition: Create private rooms for up to 16 players and take on all challengers in round-robin style League Matches, Tournament Matches, and other new online match types. Spectate in real-time and communicate live with stamps as the battle heats up!
  • Custom Combatants: Enter the ring with one of 19 playable characters. Master each of their unique fighting styles across a variety of solo and online modes.
  • The Full Experience: Experience the pinnacle of Virtua Fighter 5 combat in classic modes like “Rank Match”, “Arcade”, “Training”, and “Offline Versus” as you battle to become the next World Fighting Tournament legend!

Keep an eye on SEGA channels throughout the upcoming week for more details on how and where to download Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown when it launches worldwide on 1st June 2021. 

About SEGA® of America   

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s website is located at    

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