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.
At this year's JAMMA show, Sega unveiled the next level of fighting with the announcement of Virtua Fighter 5, running on Sega's new arcade platform, Lindbergh.
In the trailer that was shown at JAMMA, the VF4 cast are briefly introduced within what appears to be the new stage designs. When the trailer seems to be over, two new characters are revealed -- a young girl and a masked man. Only time will tell what fighting styles these new characters will posess, and what changes are in store for the current cast.
Initial impressions from various gaming media sites are very positive, so check them out, and you can also download handcam footage of the VF5 JAMMA trailer.
The character models, stage geometry, textures and lighting effects are the best we've ever seen in a fighter, and that includes the footage we've been shown of other next generation fighting games. --...
The next Japanese national tournament, Kakutou Shinseiki III, has just been announced. The finals are scheduled to be held on 21st March 2005.
The tournament will be broadcast live on the Internet. The link to watch the broadcast will be made available shortly after the event begins in Japan. The format of the broadcast will be windows media 9 and will ideally require a 500Kbps connection.
1st. Itabashi Zangeif (Shun) New Rank: TenTei (sky emperor)
2nd. KING (Pai)
Otenami Haiken 4 is just around the corner, and it was recently announced that the finals will be broadcast live. The finals will commence on Monday 11th October 2004, at 15:00hrs (Tokyo time) and is scheduled to last for 2.5hrs.
Evolution 2004 is a wrap! Thanks to all of you who came out and supported Virtua Fighter at this event. Here are the results from the finals:
1. Itabashi Zangief (Shun Di, Japan)
2. Shou (Sarah, St. Louis, USA)
3. Kurita (Vanessa, Japan)
4. Ryan (Kage, UK)
5. Raoh (Lau, Japan)
5. Adam (Jeffry, NYC, USA)
7. Cappo (Pai, Florida, USA)
7. Maddy (Akira, Ohio, USA)