Virtua Fighter 5 is getting a complete overhaul and a rerelease. Rather than taking the Capcom approach and releasing it as a full boxed game, however, Sega is rereleasing the game as a standalone XBLA and PSN title known as Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown.
The game reportedly contains completely redone mechanics, balance and animations; new game modes including a new single player mode pitting fighters against an army of opponents; new fighting arenas; many new customizable character items and two brand new characters.
"Virtua Fighter 5 has always been an authentic arcade fighter, even when played from the comfort of a home console," said Haruki Satomi, VP of digital business at Sega America and Sega Europe. "With Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, we get to bring the ultimate expression of competitive one on one gaming to console players in one perfect package."
The new game is set to release in summer 2012.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Smashing On to XBLA and PSN Next Summer