Virtua Fighter 5 has been announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, due out in North America in Spring 2007!
Virtua Fighter 5 Announced for PS3 We'll cut to the chase: Virtua Fighter 5 is coming home, and it's coming exclusively to the PlayStation 3 in the Spring of 2007, and we couldn't be happier. -- 1up.com
E3 06: Virtua Fighter 5 to beat on PS3 exclusively Today, Sega announced that Virtua Fighter 5 is indeed coming to a next-generation console ... but not the Xbox 360. The game will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 when it is released in North America in Spring 2007. -- gamespot.com
All the hype and excitement from the show plus all the players fresh from the West Coast P+G 4 = The perfect reason to throw a SoCal VF party. Dust off your mad VF4:Evolution skills and come to battle with the best SoCal has to offer. Players from outside of SoCal are welcome to attend.
Virtua Fighter 5 is on show at this year's AOU show. The media and public were able to see the new stages, costumes, cabinets, VF.TV and the second new character to the VF5 series, Eileen, shown above.
Although nothing ground-breaking has been revealed since the second location test, there's a new demo movie at IGN, and some new screenshots from Game Watch. Check those out!
The AOU show has also given the opportunity for western media to get a closer look at the latest build. Check out Zero-chan's VF5 Preview on 1up.com.
Virtua Fighter 5 has begun location testing in Club Sega, West Shinjuku. The official website, virtuafighter.jp has also been updated with new character portraits. This is a first time look, in high detail, how visually changed some of the characters are!
Follow the Location Test Discussion inside the forums. Once again our man on the inside, Reno, has come back with first hand impressions:
I just got back from FOUR HOURS of VF5. Hoooly crap, this game BLOWS AWAY ANY X360 GAME. My god, it easily surpasses anything else I've seen IMO. DOA4 what? Tekken 5 what? The king has returned, suffice to say.
Read the discussion thread for more!
You can also read Hands On: Virtua Fighter 5 over at ign.com. Of particular interest is some of the photos in the article, one of which...
November 2nd, 2005 -- Sega's annual "Private Show" was held today showcasing it's upcoming titles to the press and amusement center operators. Virtua Fighter 5 was among the titles shown, where new screens and information have come to light.