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Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown: Remaking a legend

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Hello everybody! My title is Seiji Aoki and I’m the chief producer of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown. I’m very excited to share the within story behind growth of the latest recreation within the groundbreaking Virtua Fighter sequence and delve into a couple of new options you’ll be able to look ahead to when it launches on PlayStation Plus tomorrow, June 1.*

Virtua Fighter holds a particular place in Sega lore – many people on the dev crew can nonetheless recall taking part in the unique 3D combating recreation when it first launched in arcades almost 30 years in the past. Its strategic depth, balanced fight, and real looking martial arts gameplay have stood out inside the style for many years, and it’s long gone time a brand new recreation entered the ring.


Sega’s 60th Anniversary, an enormous neighborhood challenge celebrating probably the most iconic video games over our whole firm historical past, lastly offered us that chance. Sega put collectively a brand new crew of builders from AM2, the unique creators of the VF sequence, and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios – combining in depth console experience with a deep ardour for the franchise to kick off growth on a definitive Virtua Fighter recreation for the brand new technology.

Remade for a brand new technology

When growth started in 2019, we knew there was a complete technology of avid gamers who had by no means seen or performed Virtua Fighter. To us, 2012’s Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown represented the sequence pinnacle – the results of almost 20 years of fine-tuning and growth. But many youthful followers had by no means skilled the fluid 60fps martial arts fight, intricately balanced and grounded in actuality, that recreation perfected in its day. We knew from the very starting that we wished to re-create that have on trendy consoles.

Although Final Showdown was high of its class from a gameplay perspective, the graphics, UI, audio, and particularly on-line play had been due for an overhaul. Utilizing RGG’s Dragon Engine Technology, we dramatically upgraded the appear and feel of the sport, remaking character fashions and phases totally from scratch. Visual results like lighting and shaders obtained a major rework, whereas trendy CG expanded the vary of results we might produce. An totally new opening cinematic added the ultimate layer to the presentation.



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