Virtua Fighter returns

Sega has announced that it has begun work on a fifth instalment in the Virtua Fighter series.

The game has previously been released at retail but is to get a second release, this time only on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.

19 characters will be included, as well as a new single player campaign, online fighting and leaderboards.

Virtua Fighter 5 has always been an authentic arcade fighter, even when played from the comfort of a home console,” Sega West’s VP of digital Haruki Satomi stated.

Like any proper arcade dynasty, we’ve continued to support, expand and tweak the game in the years since its release.

With Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, we get to bring the ultimate expression of competitive one-on-one gaming to console players in one perfect package.”

The game is due out in summer 2012.

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