Yakuza costumes arrive in Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown will receive a bunch of Yakuza-themed costumes and music in a new Collaboration Pack.
Earlier this year, SEGA released an improved remaster of Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown. Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is a joint project between Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and Sega AM2, two game development studios owned by Sega. It features updated graphics thanks to RGG Studio’s Dragon engine, new background music, as well as other changes to the original Virtua Fighter 5. The game appears to be shaking things up as well, thanks to an all-new DLC pack based on the Yakuza series.
This collaboration makes perfect sense given that one of the RGG studios is at the origin of the open world. Yakuza Games. This is doubly the case when the Dragon engine has been used in all the last games starting with Yakuza 6 and it is also the one who manages this new Virtua Fighter Entrance. As such, a new trailer has been uploaded to Sega’s YouTube channel showing the content of this Yakuza Serial Collaboration Pack.
The trailer features costumes based on some of the most iconic characters from the Yakuza franchise, many of which are attributed to a character on the roster with a matching fighting style or appearance. For example, there’s an Ichiban Kasuga costume given to Brad Burns, who both wear reading coats, or a Taiga Saejima costume for Wolf Hawkfield, as both characters are gentle, hard hitting giants. This extends to the protagonist and mascot of Virtua Fighter, Akira Yuki, appropriately getting a costume based on the face of the Yakuza series, Kiryu Kazuma.
Next to these 19 Yakuza character costumes, 20 selected pieces from the series will be available for use as background music during battle, including the motif from the Receive You series, Outlaw’s Lullaby and others. Not only that, but another 20 rearranged pieces of Virtua Fighter 3 will also be added to the DLC pack.
Other popular customizable cosmetics from the past Virtua Fighter games will be included, such as interchangeable hair or hats for various in-game characters. This DLC pack contains around 650 of these added-to-game items. Not only that, a stamp pack will also be included with this DLC, which can be used while fans are watching during games. These stamps can be sent during the match to react or highlight certain events that are taking place. The pack will be available for download on December 8.
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is available now on PS4.
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