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Slick Yakuza crossover costumes announced for Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

And they'll be here in just a few days

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • December 4, 2021 at 9:43 a.m. PST • Comments: 22

After years of Virtua Fighter games being relegated to arcade mini-games in the Yakuza series, Ultimate Showdown finally dropped earlier this year to give fans something standalone to dive back into, and now things are apparently coming full circle between the franchises.

Sega Producer Seiji Aoki announced today that special Yakuza crossover costumes are coming to Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown alongside more DLC for the fighting game.

"In response to the many requests we received from our fans for additional character items, we have prepared a second DLC installment," wrote Aoki in his Producer Letter Vol. 8 post. "This DLC includes not only character items but also costumes in collaboration with the Yakuza series, which have been created by the same designers who developed this series."

The upcoming set of DLC will contain 19 costumes in total from Yakuza with Akira getting the digs of original protagonist Kazuma Kiryu while Brad gets the honors of being the new hero Ichiban Kasuga.

Lion gets the honor of portraying Goro Majima, but he's not alone since Sarah gets his "drag persona" Goromi as an outfit.

On top of the costumes, 20 Yakuza tracks are also being added to VF5 plus 20 more from Virtua Fighter 3.

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This DLC set doesn't just contain Yakuza goodies either, as include 650 more character customization items, 19 costume types and 40 new stamps.

Ultimate Showdown's second set of major DLC is planned to release on Wednesday, December 8, for 1,100 yen, which equates to around $9.75 USD — so probably expect it to be priced at $10 stateside.

While it is unclear what the future holds for the Virtua Fighter series, it is at least good to see that Sega is continuing to support Ultimate Showdown past its launch window.

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