Less than two hours ago, Sega livestreamed an announcement and in depth look at the upcoming Virtua Fighter x esports (Or Ultimate Showdown, as it's known outside Japan. The full stream lasted just over an hour and can be re-watched here;
Here's a breakdown of the major points discussed;
Virtua Fighter 1 Skins
Low poly models for the cast will be made available as DLC for the game. Date doesn't seem to be confirmed yet.
EDIT: Destructoid has some more information about the DLC, known as the 'Legendary Pack'
Online Tournament, Room Match and Team Battle Mode Summer Update
A summer update at a TBA date will feature an online tournament mode, complete with brackets, and improved Room Match functionality. Finally, a Team Battle mode has been hinted at! Details are scarce, but some footage could be seen in the live stream.
The Room Matches also seem to feature the ability for spectators to send stickers to the screen to cheer or jeer the players fighting!
An arcade version, complete with cabinet has been revealed! It appears to be a head to head format and uses the character/data cards similar to Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown.
Heaven and Hell Dream Match
An exhibition featuring some of Virtua Fighter's top players may be going down soon! It will debut on June 1st on Famitsu/Dengeki Online's Youtube Channel
eSports Circuit - 2021-2022
An official eSports circtuit will extend from this year into 2022, as the top players battle out to be crowned the champion.
More details to come, but it seems that players will have to apply and then be selected via lottery for the 'pre season' matches.
Arcade Stick Prize
Official 'exhibition matches' will be held, and the winner will walk away with this arcade stick prize! Details yet to come on this one;
A website has been launched that Sega describes as being for building social circles, sharing information and building events and community! It sounds like this will be linked to the circuit and the exhibition matches.
Virtua Fighter Merchandise
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