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A new trailer popped up recently for the next revision of VF5: Final Showdown, which they are dubbing Version A. Though details about balance changes and tweaks are sparse at the moment, it appears Dural will be a playable character! 

With all the new fighting games on the horizon, if SEGA released VF5: FS to consoles, would you pick it up over any of the others?

Thanks to Talha for the heads up!

Reader Comments (17)

Stop teasing us, SEGA!

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZuly

I'd pick it up over any of the other 3D fighters. VF5 is a greatest hits title, so it couldn't have sold too badly. Sega are jerks.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDevdan

VF is by far my favorite 3D fighting franchise but im personally getting tired of sega making us wait on any info concerning a console release. Either give us VF fans good news or bad news so atleast know what to expect. At this point id rather sega just tell us its not coming to consoles rather than having to wait any longer for a response.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheTHCGamer

I'd be all over it if or when it drops. As much as all the new fighters coming out are really great titles, none of them are VF. Hopefully, the fact that another revision is on the way means that if a port is announced, it'll be the most updated version of the game, unless they patch it later on.

As for Dural possibly being playable normally, this is a pretty bold risk and R/FS were already drastically different from 5 already. Should be interesting where this goes. One thing is for sure, her throw, sick as it is, in the trailer didn't do as I would expect from Dural.

February 21, 2011 | Registered CommenterINCIDENT

I know I'm being optimistic, but I rather have a balanced console release than one that still needs major adjustments.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspyder0080

@Incident I wouldnt get my hopes up i mean How many revisions have we already missed out on? Even if they do give us the most updated version im pretty sure a even newer version will be released and i doubt well get a patch giving us the most updated version because sega has never dont that. The best you could hope for based on past experience is an updated version that cost less than a regular priced game.

I really do hope this is one of the last versions of VF5 however because i dont think sega has milked any other VF game like they have VF5. Also I dont thik dural being playable is a pretty big risk since i personally think it couldve happened along time ago. Lots of fighting games have a playable boss character and i think VF needs every gimmick sega can use to get people on the bandwagon.

I love VF but its not the most popular fighting game outside of japan. Hell its not even as popular as it once was in japan which is a shame because i dont think theres a fighting game that offers more deep gameplay. To many times people complaing about not being able to enjoy the game because its to complex but you dont need to be a tournament level player to enjoy the game.

VF at any level is just like any other well made fighting game fun at any level.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheTHCGamer

@spyder0080 VF games are known for being balanced and offering deep gameplay thats its claim to fame. Even if it was an old version i bet it would still be more balanced than most other fighting games. That being said IF a console release happens i would want the latest version of the game ESPECIALLY with how long some of us have been waiting.

To me i get more disappointed with the older versions because i know just that im playing an older version while other people are playing the newest. I cant try out any of the new characters or gameplay revisions that come with an updated version. Seeing new moves for some of your favorite characters and seeing new characters that you want to try out is torture.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheTHCGamer


I agree, I would prefer to get the latest version of the game on consoles (if it ever comes out). That's why I was disappointed when Sega didn't release VF 4 Final Tuned to consoles. It's also why I'm annoyed that Capcom decided to release SSF4 in arcades with extra content when SSF4 was supposed to be the final version of SF4. The optimist in me says that Sega is just waiting for the game to make enough money in the arcades before releasing a home version.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspyder0080

Virtua fighter EVO sold pretty well which is why i was suprised final tune never made its way outside asia. Granted it was 20 dollars but sega couldve just released another 20 version of the game and i agree it is annoying that capcom released SSFIV AE when they stated SSFIV was the last version. Thing is im pretty sure SSFIV has a better chance of being on console compared to VF final showdown.

Nothing should shock any of us when it comes to fighting games nowadays with developers saying things like characters are console exclusives or this is the last version on the game. Either way i really do hope we get the latest version of VF5 on consoles but ive been waiting so long that i just dont know if thats just going to happen anymore.

Id really love a response soon from sega so we could either expect the game to be released or give up all hope for a sequel that way we can just move on.

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheTHCGamer

vf5 actually didn't sell too badly; ~750k between platforms, and it was competing with the likes of guitar hero 3 and the orange box back in october of 07, when it was released on 360.

i don't know what sega's thinking, not porting fs when it's a guaranteed half million units at the least. then again, they've neglected the lindbergh when it comes to console ports in general (hotd4? initial d 5? we're just now getting sega rally via psn/xbla, and afterburner climax was nothing short of a miracle). they've already ported the game once, as well, so i would imagine it would require relatively little effort.

as someone that's been a diehard sega fan since the saturn, i can't say i'm not used to this by now, though it is a little disappointing that they would pass this game up when the genre is becoming relevant again in the west. but, that's just how sega rolls.

February 22, 2011 | Registered Commenterquash

@ TheTHCGamer: Yeah, ture, but at the same time, maybe they finally learned their lessen given how other companies are listening to fanbases now, but yeah, I totally understand why not to get hopes up so much. Just at least be a bit optimistic. As for Dural being playable, I think it's pretty significant since it's another character to play already and while yeah, some bosses have been playable before in arcade games, they're usually still overpowered in some form. Maybe Dural might still be, but nevertheless, I'm curious as to how they're going to adjust her to make her fit with the cast being rather different from everyone already i.e. a whole new moveset as opposed to altered ones from everyone else as is.

And yes, I do agree that people make VF out to be harder than it really is. It's fun at any level and anyone can pick it up to learn just like any game. People just like to be lazy/salty/whatever about it just because it's not *insert more popular game here* whatever BS reason they come up with.

@ Quash: Pretty much. Everything looks good and warrants reason to go ahead with porting the game ontop of pushing it to make it bigger leading to more sales. It's just Sega being Sega as they've been for........Yeah, awhile.

February 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterINCIDENT

Again, Version A was just announced, so I'm sure Sega wants to make some money in the arcades before they decide to do anything else. But I agree, we should know if this game will ever be be released for consoles so that we can stop torturing ourselves about this.
Sega would be smart to do the same thing they did with VF 4 Evo, which is to release it on consoles at a discounted price. Maybe $30-$40 might be a decent price; not as much as a new game but high enough to possibly make some money.
Dural would have to be balanced out with the rest of the cast; maybe pull a Phoenix and give her low hp in exchange for her insane damage potential.

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspyder0080

Based on past VF games i have a feeling dural will be balanced since once again VF's claim to fame is deep gameplay and character balance. No fighting game is perfectly balanced however VF games have been some of the most balanced if not thee most balanced fighting games. Of course sega wants to make money in arcades due to the fact there probably going to make much more money in arcades then consoles.

I really dont see a console release being a problem though because arcades are still thriving in asia and there all but dead every where else. Yes i cant wait for a console announcement but i wont hold my breath because its already been a while since even VF R was released. I just hope if a console release is made lots of love is put into the online portion of the game because as some of us know VF is HEAVILY based on frame rate.

I dont want bare bones online features but if thats the best way to make the game run smooth online im all for it. Once again though well be playing the waiting game for now which is pretty lame because its been some time since the last version of VF5 was released on consoles. Another thing is i hope both versions on consoles are exactly the same because as we all known one version featured online play and the other didnt.

I loved VF5 on the 360 i couldnt stand that dpad. VF plays great on an arcades stick because its a lot harder to pull of some of the attacks that require you to hit another attack a split second later but its definitely playable on a PS2/PS3 controller. Another thing is i hope sega recommends PS3 users use a wired connection in the instruction manual because you will notice lag a lot more in VF then any other fighting game.

Its bad enough that lots of people use s wireless connection when playing online on the PS3 as it is. I like to buy all my fighting games on the PS3 so i hope sega does an amazing job on the netcode. If sega can pull off a spectator mode with lobbies and make sure the game plays smooth online ill be playing whatever version of VF is released all the time.

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheTHCGamer

sup haunts, you already know i'm the vf hype train, should it come stateside. I didn't know vf5 sold so well back in the day, sega needs another evo-type release fast.

February 22, 2011 | Registered Commentertremar85

Yep, the netcode needs to be amazing, and a lot of effort needs to be put into the online mode to make it as playable and enjoyable as possible. I'm not a fan of the PS2/3 d-pad, but it beats the default Xbox 360 pad. Which is why I got a couple of those SF 4 Fight Pads; they're the closest thing to the Saturn pad for the 360!

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspyder0080

If the online was good (and existent unlike 5 on the PS3), yeah, I'd go for it. I couldnt' like playing full retail again, maybe something like SSFIV did, $40 doesn't sound too bad. At any rate, I'd love to, since I have online, and its pretty fun, and a new game would give people new opponents lol

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGil

this title needs 2 come 2 console its the best timing possible im so sik of sega misn there chance, true its not that popular but anyone ive showd vf5 2 were blown away, sega, make the move

May 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermorebetr
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