Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Coming to PlayStation 4, via Yakuza 6

By on September 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

When this latest console generation launched, it became the first one in almost two decades to do so without a new Virtua Fighter game. Now however, it seems that players will finally be able to play Virtua Fighter on their PlayStation 4–as part of another game.

Sega recently announced a number of features for their upcoming Yakuza 6. One such feature is the ability to play actual games in arcades in-game, including Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown.

Released in arcades in 2010 and consoles in 2012, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the final update to Virtua Fighter 5, and includes the characters added in the Virtua Fighter 5 R update (newcomer Jean Kujo and veteran Taka-Arashi) as well as a host of system and balance changes.

The version of VF5 Final Showdown in Yakuza 6 will feature 2 player competitive mode which should be great news for anyone who wants to set up casuals for the game on PS4. Whether or not it’s based on the newer “B” version released in March of last year, or the older “A” version that was the basis for the last-gen console releases is as of yet unknown.

Other games available in Yakuza 6’s arcades include Puyo-Puyo, Outrun, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier, and Fantasy Zone.

Yakuza 6 will release on PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 8.

Sources: Hachima KikouGematsu

Shoryuken's long time news hound. When not writing for SRK's front page, D3v spends part of his time helping run tournaments in the Philippines, including the country's biggest fighting game event, Manila Cup.