Virtua Fighter 5 - PS3

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Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: SEGA Soft. Co.: SEGA
Publishers: SEGA (GB/GB)
Released: 23 Mar 2007 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Accessories: Fighting Stick, Hard Disk Drive


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If you've got some latent aggression you need to work out having spent £425 on your new PS3, Sega has just the game for you. Virtua Fighter returns in all its arcade, physics-based, violent glory.

Virtua Fighter 5 brings the killer franchise to the next generation of home console, rendering every bone-crunching blow in glorious high definition.

The title features an all-star cast of 17 fighters. Characters from the series' previous instalments will feature alongside two newbies: El Blaze and Eileen. El Blaze is a fighting champion hailing from Mexico who brings his slightly campy sounding Lucha Libre style to the arena. Eileen (who isn't your grandma's friend from up the road) hails from China and uses a Monkey Kung Fu discipline she learned from her Kung Fu master grandpa.

The game's customisation aspect will allow players to compete for prizes to earn a bit of cash. Then off you go to the game's store to buy items that'll allow you to customise your fighter. Who knows, it might be just what the doctor ordered to get your girlfriend into beat 'em ups.

Also new to the series is the Offensive Move. This brings a more tactical element to the game by allowing you to approach your opponents from the side.