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Virtua Fighter 5
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Lindbergh, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Fighting































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
2005-11-26[1] ¥?  ?
Arcade
JP (Version A)
2006-07-12 ¥3,214,000[2]  ?
Arcade
JP (Version B/C/D)
2006 ¥?  ?
Arcade
EU
2007-02 £?  ?


Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥7,800 (8,190)[3] BLJM-60016
Sony PlayStation 3
JP (Sega the Best)
¥2,800 (2,940)[4] BLJM-60117
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$? BLUS-30020
Sony PlayStation 3
US (Greatest Hits)
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£? BLES-00029
Sony PlayStation 3
FR
€? BLES-00029
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€? BLES-00029
Sony PlayStation 3
ES
€? BLES-00029
Sony PlayStation 3
EU (Essentials)
€? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
KR (BigHit)
₩? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
AS
? BLAS-50010



Xbox 360
JP
¥7,800 (8,190) GEA-00001
Xbox 360
JP (Platinum)
¥2,800 (2,940) GEA-00008
Xbox 360
JP (Download)
pts [[Category:JP Xbox 360 games]]
Xbox 360
US
$? 68015
Xbox 360
US (Download)
? pts ?[[Category:US Xbox 360 games]]
Xbox 360
UK
£?
Xbox 360
FR
€?
Xbox 360
DE
€?
Xbox 360
ES
€?
Xbox 360
EU (Download)
? pts ?[[Category:EU Xbox 360 games]]
Xbox 360
AU
$? ?
Xbox 360
KR
₩? ?
Xbox 360
CA
$? ?



Virtua Fighter 5 (バーチャファイター5) is a fighting game developed by Sega AM2 for the Sega Lindbergh arcade platform. It is the fifth game in the Virtua Fighter series and a sequel to Virtua Fighter 4. The original arcade version of Virtua Fighter 5 was a debut title for the Sega Lindbergh arcade system board, along with The House of the Dead 4, also released in 2005. The arcade version of Virtua Fighter 5 was only released in Japan. However, it received home conversions for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 which were released internationally.

The Xbox 360 version of the game is titled Virtua Fighter 5 Live Arena (バーチャファイター5 Live Arena) in Japan and Virtua Fighter 5 Online in the US. It includes updates made to the arcade's "Version C" revision, and an online play mode. The PlayStation 3 version is a port of "Version B".

Graphics Engine

Virtua Fighter 5 significantly increased the polygon counts over its predecessor. According to Sega, each character in Virtua Fighter 5 uses over 40,000 polygons and each background uses up to 300,000 polygons, with diffuse reflection, specular reflection, bump mapping, and normal mapping, at 60 frames per second.[7] This was the highest character polygon count at the time, giving it the most detailed character graphics of its time. In comparison, the Xbox 360 game Gears of War used 10,000 to 15,000 polygons for its characters in 2006,[8] and even the PC game Crysis used 24,000 polygons for its characters in 2007.[9] Virtua Fighter 5's character polygon count was unsurpassed until Ninja Gaiden II in 2008.

The game's engine introduces several new graphical features, including self-shadowing and HDRI (high-dynamic-range imaging).[10]

Like its predecessors, Virtua Fighter 5 was considered to have the most advanced graphics in a video game when it first released in arcades. According to 1UP in 2005, it was the "best looking fighter (or even game) ever", with the writer Shivam Bhatt stating:[11]

"Sega makes grand use of its new Lindbergh hardware, and it really shines through in their character models and level designs. In the City level, the fight takes place on wet pavement scattered with puddles all around. These puddles react and reflect in a remarkably realistic manner as the fighters run around the room. The Temple level features fallen sakura blossoms that fly around whenever the characters move. Each level features lots of neat visual tricks like this, adding to the overall appeal of the game."
"Of course, one only noticed such things if they could peel their eyes off of the amazing new character models. ... The characters of VF5 are of that caliber, with amazingly realistic muscle tone, skin shading, sweat, and motions. Jeffrey benefits a lot from this upgrade, as the individual hairs on his arms are shown in remarkable detail. ... I lost a match simply because I was too busy staring at Lei Fei and Lion move around the arena in a fluid dance. Even button mashing looks pretty, as every move links into the next smoothly, without sudden jerkiness as the game reacts to each button press."

According to GamersXtreme in 2012, the game's graphics "still holds up to today’s standards, and in some ways still surpasses them", and "lighting effects are absolutely phenomenal, even by today’s standards."[12]

Production credits

Console team

Sega Corporation
  • Maketing: Yasushi Yamashita, Toshirou Nakayama
  • Promotion: Mitsuru Takahashi, Yasushi Nagumo, Takayoshi Ohuchi, Takeshi Oosaki
  • Sales: Akira Nomoto, Koji Nagata, Toru Yasuda, Takeshi Shimizu, Akihide Ichimura
  • Localization Support: Shinobu Shindo, Nobuyuki Minato, Yuri Maita, Mari Yamazaki
  • Product Test: Junichi Shimizu, Akira Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Miyano, Satoshi Kuwano,Hidaka Ogasawara, Tadaomi Fujita, Takanasa Miura, Sunao Murayma, Yuji Nakamura, Hiroki Yamada
  • Production Support: Yoshihiro Sakuta, Hisakazu Nakagawa, Toshiki Yamaguchi, Makoto Nighino, Yoshitake Ohta, Yoshiharu Honda, Kazunori Yagi, Nobuyuki Inoue, Hitoshi Kurosawa, Manabu Hasegawa, Tomoki Kaji, Kazushige Sasaki
Sega of America, Inc.
  • President/COO: Simon Jeffery
  • Producer: Justin Lambros
  • Senior Product Marketing Mannager: Erica Mason, Andy Alamano, Rick Naylor, Osamu Shibamiya, Derrek Peel, Jenifer Groeling, Charles Scibetta
  • Staff: Deni Skeens, Josh Morton, Rhianna Kellom, Nestor Protacaio, Rey Buzon, Stephen Akana, Andrew Byrme, Joe Floyo, Chris Olson, Lawrence Mann, Sue Hughes, Junior Sison, Scott A. Steinberg, Jason Mahar, Heather Lucchetti
Sega Europe Ltd.
  • Senior Producer, Localisation: Akiko Uchida
  • Senior Brand Manager: Thomas Mahoney, Kuniyo Matsumoto, Mark Le Breton, Nelson De Gouveia, Remi Mckenzie, Jigar Patel, Richard Haw
  • Staff: Marta Lois Gonzalez, Giuseppe Rizzo, Antonella Marras, Luis J. Paredes, Danilea Kaynert, Brigitte Nadesan, Antonio Catanese, Jay Bannmuller, Carole Kuzelmann, Sebastian Perez Salguero, Clement Hardy, Jaron Scholz, Javier Vidal Fimia, Goffredo Pagliei
  • Special Thanks: Shinya Izumi, Makoto Sato, Masahito Ito, Ken Nishimoto, Koju Hashimoto, Tsutomu Morohashi, Masato Nakamura, Masataka Arai, Bill Seward, Fred Tayasciore, 81 Produce Co. Ltd., Compozila Co. Ltd., Action Actor Group Katsugekiza, Wataru Koga, Motoki Kawana, Virtua Fighter 5 Arcade Team, Naoya Tsurumi, Masanao Maeda, Hiroshi Kataoka
  • Created By: Sega AM2
  • Presented by: Sega

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter 5/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Artwork

Physical scans

Lindbergh version

Xbox 360 version

Xbox 360, US
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, JP
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, JP
(Platinum Collection)
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, AU
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, UK
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Cover
Xbox 360, FR

Xbox 360, DE

Xbox 360, ES

Xbox 360, KR
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Cover
Xbox 360, CA
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Cover

PlayStation 3 version

PlayStation 3, US
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, US (Greatest Hits)

PlayStation 3, JP
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, JP (Sega the Best)
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, AU

PlayStation 3, UK
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, FR
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Cover
PlayStation 3, DE
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Cover
PlayStation 3, ES

PlayStation 3, ES (Essentials)

PlayStation 3, KR

PlayStation 3, KR (BigHit)

PlayStation 3, AS
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Cover

External links

References

  1. http://ign.com/articles/2005/11/26/hands-on-virtua-fighter-5
  2. http://www.am-net.jp/acnews/acnews2006030303.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm60016.html (archived 2008-06-04 02:29)
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm60117.html (archived 2008-12-14 04:16)
  5. https://archive.is/ljvta
  6. File:Virtua Fighter 5 Fact Sheet 360.pdf
  7. http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20061025/3dvf5.htm
  8. https://forum.beyond3d.com/threads/yes-but-how-many-polygons-an-artist-blog-entry-with-interesting-numbers.39321/
  9. http://wccftech.com/ryse-polygon-count-comparision-aaa-titles-crysis-star-citizen/
  10. http://www.ysnet-inc.jp/file/120217.pdf
  11. http://www.1up.com/previews/virtua-fighter-5_8
  12. http://gamersxtreme.org/2012/06/19/virtua-fighter-5-final-showdown-review-psnxbla/


Virtua Fighter series
Virtua Fighter (Remix | PC) (1993-1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive | Sega Ages 2500 Series) (1994-1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 (3tb) (1996-1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 (Evolution | Final Tuned) (2001-2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 (R | Final Showdown) (2006-2010)
Spin-offs
Virtua Fighter Kids (1996) | Virtua Fighter Animation (1997) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (2003) | Virtua Quest (2004)
Cross-overs
Fighters Megamix (Game.com) | Dead or Alive 5 (5+ | Ultimate | Last Round) (2012-2015)
Portrait series
Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series: (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | The Final) (1995-1996) | GG Portrait: Yuuki Akira (1996) | GG Portrait: Pai Chan (1996)
Others
Virtua Fighter (LCD) (1995) | Electronic Virtua Fighter (199x) | Virtua Fighter (R-Zone) (199x) | Virtua Fighter 3 Win-PC-Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Mobile (2008) | Virtua Fighter Cool Champ (2012) | Virtua Fighter Fever Combo (2014)
Characters
Akira Yuki | Jacky Bryant | Pai Chan | Sarah Bryant
Demo discs
Java Tea Original Virtua Fighter Kids (1996)
Albums
Virtua Fighter: Akira/Kage (1994) | Virtua Fighter (1994) | Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter Maximum Mania (1994) | Virtua Fighter "Sega Saturn" Image by B-univ Neo Rising (1994) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sound Track (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Dancing Shadows (1995) | "Kuchibiru no Shinwa" (1995) | "Wild Vision" (1995) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 1: Shinshou Hassei (1995) | Virtua Fighter & Virtua Fighter 2 Music Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 2: Ryuuko Kaikou (1996) | "Kyouhansha" (1996) | Tianshi Xiang (1996) | "Ai ga Tarinaize" (1996) | "Eien no Mannaka de" (1996) | Virtua Fighter Complete Vocal Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 3: Koubou Banjou (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 On The Vocal (1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Original Sound Tracks (2002) | Virtua Fighter 5 Original Sound Track (2011) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 R Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 2 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter Best Tracks + One (2015)
Books
Virtua Fighter Maniax (1994) | Virtua Fighter Maniax Replays (1994) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1994) | Virtua Fighter Guide Book V-Jump (1994) | Virtua Fighter Ougi no Sho (1995) | Virtua Fighter Maniax for Windows (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.1 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Remix Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Complete (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.3 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Strategy Guide (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Perfect Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Game Guide Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter Graphics "Model 2" (1996) | Tokyo Virtua Monogatari (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Fighter's Bible (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Fan Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sega Saturn Fighting Manual (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Command Game Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.1 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Relax (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.2 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Honoo no Maki: Pai Chan Bukyou Gaiden (1996) | Fighters Mega Books Mix Ultimate Guide (1997) | Prima's Virtua Fighter 3: Unauthorized Arcade Secrets (1997) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Playing Guide (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Kanzen Kouryaku Doku Hon (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Perfect Guide (1998) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 3tb (1999) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 4 (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Perfect Guide (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Red Book: Elementary Phase (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Yoku Wakaru Haoh Yousei Dojo (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Blue Book: Advanced Phase (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 The Complete (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Perfect Guide (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Green Book: Law of the Junkies (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution: Yokuwakaru Hisshou Senjutsu Shinan (2003) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary: Memory of Decade (2003) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Master Guide (2004) | Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation: Judgement Six no Yabou Kouryaku Navigation (2004) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Orange Book: Junkies' Last Stand (2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 White Book: Keep It Real (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Black Book: Keep It Moral (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Technical Book (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Strategy Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 for PlayStation 3 Complete Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Masters Guide (2010)
TV and Film
Virtua Fighter CGMV (1994) | CGMV Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Eternal Battle (1995) | Virtua Fighter (1995) | Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune The Best Bout (1996) | Sega Official Video Library Vol. 2: Virtua Fighter Kids (199x) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Shippuu no Shou "System" (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Geki no Shou "Battle" (1996)