Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown for PS4 ranked in Korea, coming out?

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown for PS4 ranked in Korea, coming out?

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown for PS4 ranked in Korea

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown for PS4 has appeared on the lists of the Korean rating board, suggesting an upcoming release of the game in question, although there has been no information from Sega about it.

It is not easy to understand what it is, but in the "original title" section of the Korean price list the name "Virtua Fighter eSports" is reported, which suggests a reworking of the famous Virtua Fighter 5 specifically for online multiplayer and in particular for the eSport sports context, on which the fighting game Sega seems to aim with conviction.

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown should therefore derive from the Virtua Fighter x eSports project which was announced last September, as part of the initiatives planned for Sega's 60th anniversary , but we didn't have any information about it.

The original Virtua Fighter 5 dates back to 2006 in the Japanese arcades as a coin-op arcade, then arrived on the various and consul in subsequent years. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown then spread on PS3 and Xbox 360, a budget version with a smaller amount of content than the original arcade.

At this point we await any information on this mysterious Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, which could be a technically updated version, perhaps with improved netcode or specific settings to participate in online events such as tournaments and the like.

Virtual Fighter 5 could be back on the scene with the Ultimate Showdown version Source Did you notice mistakes?

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Listed For PS4, Likely Sega’s eSports Fighting Title

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown PS4

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown has been listed for a PS4 release according to a listing filed with South Korea’s game ratings board website last month.

Spotted by VGC who in turn observed that Twitter user Xenosaga7 revealed that the original name for the listing was ‘Virtua Fighter eSports‘, which ties neatly into reports from Sega that its next Virtua Fighter title would be a ‘restart’ focussed on eSports.

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It’s worth noting that Virtua Fighter hasn’t seen a full series release since Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown arrived on PS3 back in June 2012.

That said, Sega has been keen to ensure that the series is not forgotten, and have included full conversions of the title as mini-games in its Yakuza 6, Judgment and Yakuza: Like A Dragon titles.

What might disappoint some folks however is the fact that the listing suggests that this title is just yet another re-release of Virtua Fighter 5, rather than an all-new sequel.

Given the eSports prominence of titles such as Street Fighter 5, Mortal Kombat 11, Guilty Gear and many others, it’s certainly something of a surprise that Sega haven’t pulled the eSports trigger on its super sophisticated fighter until now.

What do you think, are you able to see Virtua Fighter return and if so, are you OK with it being a Virtua Fighter 5 retread, or would you have preferred a full sequel? Get punchy in the comments below.

Source: [Xenosaga7 via VGC]