All of the sought after invitations
for the Fifth World Fighting Tournament have been sent and now the 17 best
fighters in the world begin their final phases of preparation. They must learn
from their prior mistakes and perfect every aspect of their mind, body, and soul
- for there is no room for mistakes in this competition. Little do they know
that J6, the organization funding the tournament, has sinister ulterior motives
for the contest and the company's top secret Dural program is already well
In the organization's quest for world domination, the scientists at J6
are creating the ultimate fighting machine with human features. Their first
model was defeated in the Fourth World Fighting Tournament, which drove them to
kidnap Vanessa. She was able to escape with the help of an insider, but not
before they captured her combat data and transferred it to the new advanced
Dural model named V-Dural. J6 is determined
to find out who the inside traitor is that released Vanessa and more
importantly, if V-Dural is indeed ready to defeat the world's best fighters. The
Fifth World Fighting Tournament will reveal both - let it begin.
Akira taking a knee from
newcomer, Jean Kujo.
Fighter 5 R is an enhanced version of Virtua
Fighter 5 that introduces new stages, character customizations, and in Virtua
Fighter tradition, adds 2 new
playable characters. The newcomers include Jean
Kujo, a karate-user and Taka Arashi, the badass Sumo from Virtua Fighter 3 makes his
return to the roster.
Enter Taka Arashi's ring... you
might not come out alive.
Virtua Fighter 5 R made it
up to "Version C" in arcades, until the latest version, Virtua Fighter 5: Final
was released on July 29th, 2010. Finally in August 2011, Sega announced Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown for
PS3 and Xbox 360, bringing the series back to consoles for the first time in
almost 5 years.
Most fighting game players outside
of Japan will probably never play this version of Virtua Fighter... but
that's okay! Thankfully, Sega eventually released the definitive version of the Virtua
Fighter 5 (VF5: Final Shodown) on PS3 & Xbox 360 in 2012. On that note,
be sure to check out TFG's full review of VF5: