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.
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. --...