The announcement trailer (hosted by IGN) shows off the remake’s new visuals, which make use of RGG Studio’s Dragon Engine. The changes can mainly be seen in the character models, which look much more detailed up close.
According to a spokesperson from Sega, Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown wont be changing much of Final Showdown’s gameplay. However, there will be new music and UI changes to go with the improved visuals, along with updated online functionality.
This includes real-time spectating and various lobby options, though there hasn’t been any mention of rollback netcode — a feature that really needs to be included in all modern fighting games.
Virtua Fighter hasn’t seen much action for a while now, outside of appearances in various Yakuza games. Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown could be the series’ time to shine, even if it’ll inevitably be overshadowed by Guilty Gear Strive’s release a few weeks later.
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