POSTED:  Friday, April 2nd, 2021                  (4-21-2021)

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Rated for PlayStation 4 in Korea


Back in September 2020, Sega revealed a teaser trailer titled "Virtua Fighter x eSports" which seemed to hint at a new direction for the series... and possibly a new game. It looks like we may finally have some more light shed on the project by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee which recently published a rating for "Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown" for PlayStation 4 on March 19, 2021. It might be a while before we have any solid details, but usually a title being published by the Korean Games Rating Board is a dependable indication that we'll know more information very soon. To review, the original Virtua Fighter 5 originally came out in 2006 and the latest version, VF5: Final Showdown, released worldwide on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. Currently, VF5: Final Showdown is only playable on PS4 through Yakuza 6 and Yakuza 7. [UPDATE] Check out the first official artwork for VF5: Ultimate Showdown. Until we know more about what VF5: Ultimate Showdown has to offer, take another look at Sega's teaser trailer (below).

 Once again, here's Sega's statement released alongside the trailer:
"Virtua Fighter, which was born as the world's first 3D fighting game in 1993, will be restarted as an esports title in Japan to commemorate the 60th anniversary of SEGA's establishment. Stay tuned for more details on the project in future updates."

           Keep it here on Fighters Generation for news on VF5: Ultimate Showdown.

 Sources:  GematsuThe Mako

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