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A brand new version of Virtua Fighter 5 has been rated by the Korean gaming board

Probably safe to assume this will be part of the Virtua Fighter x eSports project

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 3, 2021 at 9:09 a.m. PDT • Comments: 27

Virtua Fighter fans are still left wondering what exactly the eSports project announcement for the dormant fighting game franchise is going to end up being, but we seemingly have our first glimpse at what Sega has up their sleeves.

The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea recently released a rating for a brand new version of Virtua Fighter 5 that we haven't seen before.

This new release will apparently be titled Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, which likely makes it an updated version of the most recent game VF5 Final Showdown.

As to what sort of content is going to be featured in Ultimate Showdown, the game's rating doesn't really offer up any insights though it is listed for a release on the PlayStation 4.

While not the Virtua Fighter 6 many fans were hoping to see, it's probably safe to assume Ultimate Showdown will be a big focus of Sega's Virtua Fighter x eSports announcement from Tokyo Game Show 2020.

Virtua Fighter 5 originally released in the arcades all the way back in 2006 with its last update coming 2015 though the previous official console version launched in 2012.

Aside from any additions, perhaps the most exciting prospect of Ultimate Showdown is the chance at being able to play the game online with good netplay, but we don't know if Sega's gotten the memo that the fighting game scene has fully moved on to rollback netcode elsewhere.

Currently to play Final Showdown online, most players need to use one of the more recent Yakuza titles which features the title as one of its mini-games and then has to be run through an external streaming service on PC like Parsec.

Bandai Namco's Naoya Yasuda previously stated that Sega could very well be attending the next Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable to talk about something Virtua Fighter-related, so that could be our chance to see what Ultimate Showdown is about though a third stream hasn't been publicly confirmed yet.

Via Gematsu.

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