June 1, 2021 – SEGA has released Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown today for PlayStation®4. The game is available as a free-to-play game on PlayStation®Plus.

The Legendary Pack DLC will also be available for purchase, bringing a range of features such as items to customize characters. The Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown main game & DLC Pack which contains the original game and DLC as a set will be available for purchase for non-members of PS Plus.

The game is the latest title in the Virtua Fighter series and features the latest graphics and a range of new functions. Alongside the standard game modes, there are also Tournaments, League Matches, and even more online battle features to enhance each player’s esports experience. Furthermore, the addition of a new spectator function allows spectators to watch matches, post stickers, and enjoy communicating in real-time.

This game will be free-to-play on PS Plus from June 1, 2021 (Tue.) until August 2, 2021 (Mon.). As long as the game  is downloaded during this period, it can still be played after the end date.

The Latest Graphics
The game has undergone a full graphical remake! Come and experience the latest graphics of Virtua Fighter!

Enhanced online battle modes to make battles even more enjoyable
Alongside the classic game modes, such as Ranked, Arcade, Training, and Online Vs., there will also be many esports game modes such as Tournaments that follow the same rules as Double Elimination and can have up to 16 players, League Matches that are played in a round-robin style, and more.

Tournament Matches
Two types of Tournament formats are included: the standard Single-Elimination mode and Double Elimination mode, where players who lose twice are eliminated.

League Matches
A series of matches played in a round-robin style where points are awarded based on a player’s wins and losses in matches, as well as how many battles they’ve won. The player who finishes with the highest number of points is declared the winner.

Ranked Matches
An online battle mode where players are matched based on their ranking. Earn more points to advance in the rankings!

Arcade
A single-player mode for battling against CPUs with 8 stages in total.

Training
3 training modes, including Command Training, Free Training, and the Tutorial, are available so players can train according to their individual needs.

Online Vs.
An online battle mode.

Enhanced Spectator Experience
Through the graphical remake, new and captivating animations and effects have been implemented to enhance enjoyability. There will also be a new Spectator Function that allows viewers to watch matches held in a room in real-time. Spectators will be able to enjoy viewing experiences together while cheering players on by posting stickers and more.

*A limited number of stickers will be included in the main game. All other stickers can be purchased through DLCs.

New ways to enjoy your experience with the Legendary Pack DLC!
The Legendary Pack will also be available for purchase, bringing a range of features including character clothing sets as well as many features from the original Virtua Fighter, such as character models, stages, UI, and more.

Contents:
– Character customization items (approx. 2,000)
– Character costume types (19 in total)
– Character models from the original Virtua Fighter (39 in total)*
– Stages from the original Virtua Fighter game*
– Battle UI from the original Virtua Fighter game*
– BGM from the Virtua Fighter series (180 tracks in total)
– Match spectator stickers (36 in total)

Items for Customization
A set with approximately 2,000 items including equitable accessories and more for customizing all 19 characters.

Spectator Stickers
A set of special stickers that spectators can post when watching matches.

Characters and stages from the original Virtua Fighter
Enjoy the nostalgic appearance of the characters in a classic polygon graphics style! There will be a set of character models from the original Virtua Fighter as well as stages and UI from the original game that players can set.

*Designs from the original Virtua Fighter have been enhanced in this product.
*Stages from the original Virtua Fighter cannot be used in online matches.