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Sega has officially announced the release of Virtua Fighter 5 for the XBOX 360 in late summer 2007. This news definitely caught many of us by surprise. Read the official press release above and discuss the VF5 announcement on XBOX 360 on the VFDC forums.
Sega has released details on Kakutou Shinseiki 4, the upcoming national tournament for VF5.
The tournament will take place in 3 stages:
1. Qualification Stage - to begin in arcades on December 23rd.
2. Area Knockout Stage - the qualifiers of each area will duke it out to produce the top representatives from each area to enter the next stage, starting from February 17th.
3. Final Tournament - will take place sometime in the second half of March next year. Pitting the top 48 players of Japan (Fu-do is automatically in this stage) in the final phase to be crowned the best VF5 player in the world.
The first national VF5 tournament in Japan, Otenami Haiken 5, was officially announced some days ago. If past national tournaments are anything to go by, then we can look forward to some quality movies during the preliminary rounds and live streaming of the finals! More news as it comes to hand.
Preliminaries: 20 Aug - 29 Oct 2006
Finals: 4 Nov 2006
As you may have heard, Virtua Fighter 5 on the Lindbergh arcade has recently made its debut in Japan. Very exciting stuff!
To celebrate the Lindbergh release, as well as to provide you with more awesome assets from SEGA's premiere fighting game we are going to be releasing a series of arcade movies over the next couple of months - starting today at 5:00pm - for you and your readers to enjoy. These arcade movies are intended to show fans a sampling of the gorgeous nature of the game - namely the characters and the environments... these are from the Lindbergh game but you can bet SEGA's PS 3 version will be just as amazing and gorgeous!
Virtua Fighter 5 for the PS 3 is currently under development and is slated for release next spring 2007.
Please feel free to use these new arcade movies. And as always please let me know if you have any questions and/or need further information at this point. Otherwise, enjoy!...