Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Release Date, Price & DLC Revealed

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 beat-‘em-up videogame is set to make its console debut on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade next month.

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mathsman3658d ago

As much as I'm looking forward to this, it does sound like someone was standing behind the developers shouting "MONETISE! MONETISE! MONETISE!" with all that DLC nonsense...

vortis3658d ago

Yeah I was excited until I seen all that DLC crap at the were they thinking? Sega must have had lunch with a Capcom exec before issuing that press release.

Some of the sleaze seems to have rubbed off on them.

Virtua_Awesome3658d ago

The game is $15, and for ALL of the DLC for EVERY character it's $30. So in total for everything, it's $45. Still less than any new retail fighter.

Seriously, what other fighting game gives you so much awesome for $15, and then it's up to you if you want anything else. I'd say Sega did a fantastic job with VF5FS.

vortis3658d ago


Okay, you're right, the add-up is less than a full-fledged $60 title...and if you get all the content together it is cheaper.

I seen $4.99 per character pack and shades of Street Fighter X Tekken kind of took over. Sorry, I'm just riled up over all the Capcom abuse.

mathsman3657d ago

@Virtua_Awesome You (and a lot of other people) also seem to be ignoring that this is a revised edition. I already have Virtua Fighter 5 for PS3 and Xbox 360, for which I paid full price. There's no difference between this and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, which was also launched at a budget price.

Gran Touring3658d ago

$15 bucks for a fully-fledged virtua fighter? You'd have to be a total idiot to not take up this deal

kagon013658d ago

Digital only, no thanks...

jetlian3658d ago

if it was 40 or something I could see your point. Anything 20 and under is great. I guess you dont buy and xbla/psn games

kagon013658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

I'm willing to pay $40 physical copy with all the customization included, instead of paying $15 to $110 if you include all the (DLC)customization and eventually it will become a disposable product once psn is down...

jetlian3658d ago

its only 45 dollars total clown!! 15 for the game and 2 15 dollar customization packs. Anybody buying all customization packs separate is stupid!!

Frankfurt3658d ago

Disposable once PSN is down? PSN games need to be played online? I can play my XBLA games offline just fine.

I'll be able to transfer them all to the next XBox with a transfer cable too.

PerpetualMathx103658d ago

dont be upset kagon01 is clearly a old skool gamer who still prefers his games come out on tried and tested cartridges from back in his prime when he played video games. forget those 3d graphics bring back the 8 bit true art of gaming...really though if you prefer a hard copy to a download of anything gaming your time in gaming has clearly come to an end, because this is the first full console game that im interested in, and it is to be cheaper than what a hard copy retail version might sell for. while still also being cheaper than the potential retail cost of $60 and still coming in at only $45 when all dlc is added up, which is a far better deal than any recent capcom fighting games as far as im concerned. so to you i say please stop gaming for us consumers that would like to pay less for digital downloads than the whopping $60 retail price of most games that come out today, and would like to see this as evidence to show they should release cheaper downloadable versions of games as well as retail if that even makes sense.

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talk to the guys that like capcoms fighting games they need help with their money

MWH3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

with the rise and success of the fighting genre again i think they should've invested on VF6, at least this is what they should do next.

The_Firestarter3658d ago

I know that feel. I've been dying for a VF6 for so long now!

xXxSeTTriPxXx3658d ago

VF is a very niche fighter (the bulk of the 3d fighting genre is tekken then soul caliber) so bring this out and seeing the fans response was the right call.

MWH3657d ago (Edited 3657d ago )

it occured to me too, testing the water, i hope it works.

bacrec13658d ago

This is going to be amazing. Capcom can take notes.

Tainted Gene3658d ago

no need,

capcom is already nickle and dimeing us with DLC. I remember Virtua Fighter have TONS of free custimization content for free, just by playing the game modes.

T still Love SF series and Virtua fighter but this DLC for every single thing is getting pretty crazy. Gone are the days of hidden characters and etc. that where unlocked by playing not PAYING.

bacrec13658d ago

Son they can keep those BS costumes, im talking about the characters.

vortis3658d ago


Namco is keeping it straight with Tekken Tag least ALL the costumes, characters and accessories are included in the game without any DLC wallet-rape.

MrMister3658d ago

When he said "take note", he probably meant gameplay-wise. This game requires real skill and tactful evasion, not rote memorization of 100% hit combos.

jetlian3658d ago

people complaining are dumb. This should be a full release and your getting it for 75 percent off. At 15 dollars no it should not have DLC now if it was 60 I could see your point

Baka-akaB3658d ago (Edited 3658d ago )

"When he said "take note", he probably meant gameplay-wise."

Why ? The last thing 2d fighting games fans want is to have VF mechanics cloned , and the same goes in reverse for VF fans .

There is variety for a good reason , other than practical functions such as online , training or custom related , each got a right to its own signature and feel

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