On this day in 2010, SEGA released Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown for Japanese arcades, followed by a international console release two years later for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was also re-released through other SEGA games such as Yakuza 6 and Judgement for example.
Ten years after its release, the community is still playing VF5FS to this day. For example: @Blitzball Champ hosting VF Arena, @Myke capturing the best highlights from Japanese VF5FS matches, the SEGA Cup from 2013 to 2014, myself hosting Virtua Fighter Takeover, and several FGC appearances such as EVO 2012 for instance.
To celebrate this occasion, I compiled a blog on Destructoid looking back at the journey with VF5FS and how it still holds to this day compared to other modern-day fighting games.
Happy 10th Anniversary, VF5FS!
You can find the blog here on Destructoid! https://www.destructoid.com/--597756.phtml