It’s about damn time. The good folks at iPlayWinner have just announced that on February 10th, 2012, Southtown Arcade will finally play host to the first North American Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown tournament. Better yet, the tournament’s being run on an authentic Lindbergh board directly from Japan. The VF series are the technical marvels of fighting games. It takes time to crack open the shell, but once you do — there’s a style here that few fighting games out there can match. In the second fighting game renaissance, it’s time we said, “Welcome back!” to Sega… I can’t help but feel it’ll be worth the wait.
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown released Summer 2012 for XBLA and PSN.