If you like WoW Insider, you'll love Massively

A fistful of new Virtua Fighter 5 screens

Frankly, we're still miffed that SEGA refuses to add online play to its flagship fighting title, Virtua Fighter 5. Of course, that doesn't mean we won't ravenously devour every scrap of information about the game that comes our way. Today's latest on Virtua Fighter 5 comes to us from Gamertag Radio in the form of three new screenshots. Yeah, it's not exactly earth-shattering (like, say, announcing fully integrated online play), but it's better than nothing. Besides, the game is just damned pretty.

VF5 hits (and kicks) the Xbox 360 this summer. Anyone out there plan on picking it up?

Related Headlines

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. I havent played VF since the super blocky (and for its time exeptional) VF2. Does it still play similarly? Does it play more like DOA with the impossible twitchyness and rediculous combos?

I'm very excited about this but have been out of touch with the series for a long time.

Posted at 12:21PM on May 2nd 2007 by tcc3

2. VF has pretty much remained the same over the years. Obviously there's been changes, but it's not been turned into DoA, that's for sure.

I wish they would announce online play, though Sure is coming out long enough after the PS3 version to make it possible.

Posted at 1:09PM on May 2nd 2007 by Tony

3. I would gladly pick this up if the 360's D-pad wasn't complete garbage.

Posted at 1:19PM on May 2nd 2007 by heatseeker2

4. Richard, don't hate the lack of online. You have to admit there's no such thing as completely lag-free online fighting game. While this might be acceptable for a game like Dead or Alive, Virtua Fighter is too precise to have matches you can take seriously if there's even a bit of lag in the mix...

And yes, I cannot wait!!! I almost bought a PS3 because of this game...

@heatseeker2, There's always the DoA Arcade Stick ;)

Posted at 1:55PM on May 2nd 2007 by AoE

5. lets do a boycott until they give in to online play

Posted at 6:16PM on May 2nd 2007 by alijah

6. I want to but the "no online" thing gets to me. Why not include a feature like Capcom did for SF2Aniversary for Xbox that only 2 people can have a direct connection hence eliminating lag?

Posted at 6:26PM on May 2nd 2007 by Ed

7. No online play = me not buying it.

Come on Sega! There's probably about five million other people (you know- 360 owners?) with no new fighting game to look forward to this year... why would you blow an opportunity like this?

Does Sega hate money?

It's the only logic I can derive from the business decisions they've been making these last couple of years. How far the company that once brought us some of the greatest games of all time as fallen...

As a former Sega fanboy it is truly heartbreaking to watch a company whose releases I once loved and revered continue to make it's presence in the industry increasingly irrelevant.

Posted at 7:14PM on May 2nd 2007 by Stranger

8. @Everyone who's hating on the lack of online play... Do you even know why they did it? Here:

"Our stance toward the online gameplay has not been changed from what it was before. VF5 runs at 60fps. It would be nice if there were an environment where we could communicate with no problem at all under this condition, but unfortunately, there are various barriers for the network gaming. We wish we had an Internet environment that would convince the players who develop frame-by-frame offense and defence. The Japanese advanced players play battles that can be determined within one frame!"

I've had many MANY online frustrations with Dead or Alive Ultimate & 4, SFII, you name it. Maybe you guys don't take your fighting games very seriously, but I do... and I respect what Sega's doing. It's not that they don't like money Stranger, it's that they give mad respect to the genre, franchise, and the fans... why comprimise the experience because online play is the new buzzword? We've played online fighting games, we all already know they universally suck online! Could you SERIOUSLY imagine pulling off decent combos with mad lag? If you're a sega fanboy like you say, shouldn't you be happy they're not turning the VF franchise into crap by comprimising the game/turning it into a button masher thanks to lag?

How many real fighting game afficianados can stand playing online anyway? I don't personally know any; though I do know a few casual players who are into it... But there's always DOA 4 if you want some lag in your fighting game experience ;)

Posted at 8:33PM on May 2nd 2007 by AoE

9. Virtua Fighter is Dead or Alive without the memorable girls and other characters (like Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden and Tina's dad) that you've grown attached to.

That's the problem with the other 3D fighters aswell; Virtua Fighter, Tekken, Mortal Kombat etc. Except for Dead or Alive, 2D fighters are the only ones with any personality. Chun-Li, Mai, the list goes on.

Surely not picking this one up

Posted at 5:58AM on May 3rd 2007 by Anonymous

10. Still waiting for my soul to burn again...with Soul Calibur 4. The best fighter ever made.

Posted at 10:24AM on May 7th 2007 by LongshotX

Check out all our Halo 3 beta news coverage
Cheats (9)
Console wars (213)
Contests and Giveaways (70)
Deals and Bargains (88)
Downloads (167)
E3 (86)
Fan stuff (709)
Game announcements (75)
Hacks / mods (139)
HD-DVD Releases (48)
How-tos (44)
Interviews (93)
MMO (7)
Multiplayer (100)
News (4363)
Peripherals (215)
Podcasts (44)
Polls (12)
Reviews (44)
Rumors (167)
Shipping this week (31)
Video Marketplace (31)
Videos (171)
Walkthroughs (3)
What are you playing? (43)
WMC (20)
Xbox Live (638)
Xbox Live Arcade (568)
Xbox Live Marketplace (647)
Amped 3 (6)
Assassin's Creed (26)
BioShock (69)
Burnout Revenge (8)
Call of Duty 2 (20)
Call of Duty 3 (9)
Command and Conquer 3 (25)
Condemned (15)
Crackdown (65)
Dead or Alive 4 (22)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (49)
Fable 2 (23)
FIFA Soccer 06 (5)
Fight Night Round 3 (5)
Final Fantasy XI (12)
Frame City Killer (2)
Full Auto (6)
Fuzion Frenzy 2 (8)
Gears of War (232)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (32)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (29)
Guitar Hero II (64)
GUN (4)
Halo 3 (542)
Kameo (14)
King Kong (8)
Lost Planet (28)
Madden NFL 06 (5)
Mass Effect (38)
NBA 2K6 (4)
NBA Live 06 (4)
Need For Speed Most Wanted (4)
NHL 2K6 (2)
Perfect Dark (18)
Project Gotham Racing 3 (24)
Quake 4 (6)
R* Games Presents: Table Tennis (9)
Ridge Racer 6 (7)
Rumble Roses XX (0)
Saints Row (10)
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (19)
Street Trace (7)
The Darkness (21)
The Godfather (2)
The Outfit (4)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (3)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (4)
Too Human (20)
Top Spin 2 (5)
Viva Pinata (26)
GDC '07 Coverage
GDC '07 (33)



Powered by Blogsmith

Worth reading

  • 360 Arcadians
  • Achieve360Points
  • Gamerscore Blog
  • Gamertag Radio
  • GameTrailers 360
  • Halo.Bungie.Org
  • Major Nelson
  • Planet Xbox 360
  • TeamXbox
  • Unscripted 360
  • XBLArcade
  • Xbox 360 Achievements
  • Xbox Domain
  • Xbox-Scene
  • Xboxyde
  • Xboxygen (French)

Featured Galleries

Rumored IPTV
Battlestar Galactica (XBLA)
Halo 3
Braid (XBLA)
Halo 3 McFarlane Figures
Ecco the Dolphin (XBLA)
Pirates Vs. Ninjas Dodgeball (XBLA)
X3F Meetup 08/08/07


Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Worth reading

  • 360 Arcadians
  • Achieve360Points
  • Gamerscore Blog
  • Gamertag Radio
  • GameTrailers 360
  • Halo.Bungie.Org
  • Major Nelson
  • Planet Xbox 360
  • TeamXbox
  • Unscripted 360
  • XBLArcade
  • Xbox 360 Achievements
  • Xbox Domain
  • Xbox-Scene
  • Xboxyde
  • Xboxygen (French)

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • AisleDash
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Green Daily
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Also on AOL
    • African-American Culture
    • Autos
    • Games
    • Maps
    • Money
    • Movies
    • Music
    • News
    • Sports
    • Switched
    • Television
    • Travel

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

PS3 Fanboy
  • Jon Mak and the inspirations of Everyday Shooter
  • PS3 about to make big turn-around with sales
  • Huge collection of new Gran Turismo 5 Prologue images
  • What will be in the next PS3 firmware update?
  • See the promise of PS Eye software
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
WOW Insider
  • Disastrous AFKs
  • Forum Post of the Day: The discipline tree remix
  • Pet food with stats is coming in 2.3!
  • Phat Loot Phriday: Speedy Racer Goggles
  • Sum jokz iz 4ever
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
PSP Fanboy
  • New York Giants star to promote PSP in new campaign
  • New Metal Gear Solid videos look not-so-new
  • ESRB responds: Manhunt 2 will not receive AO rating due to PSP hack
  • Europe gets Final Fantasy remakes in 2008
  • Deal of the Day: PaRappa and SOCOM half off
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Today's no-greenlight video: Contra movie trailer
  • Today in Joystiq: November 2, 2007
  • DS Fanboy Lite: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2
  • Analyst: EA financial troubles are only beginning
  • Blacksite: Area 51 goes gold, releases Nov. 12
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • FCC Fridays
  • Google phone, mobile OS, or absolutely nothing due on Monday
  • FCC greets the Nokia 3555, 6555's little buddy
  • Verizon updates T&Cs to further redefine "unlimited" data usage
  • Samsung gets official with Windows Mobile-based i780
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog Green
  • It's Friday: who holds back the electric car?
  • The Truth About Cars reviews the Smart ForTwo, says thumbs down
  • More on Hyundai's new i10 city car, which spits under 120 grams of CO2/km
  • Europeans are more green than Americans (just watch out for sharks in your car)
  • China regulates development of new energy automobiles
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • NXP supplying Germany with second-gen ePassports
  • Sony says the 40GB PS3 is still using 90nm chips
  • Keepin' it real fake, part XCIII: Bestlink Electronics clones the HTC Touch
  • Google phone, mobile OS, or absolutely nothing due on Monday
  • Customizable MIXA USB tape brings back the retro
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • TUAW Responds: Reader requests remote iPhone Snapshot util
  • PC World pits Leopard against Vista
  • Blogger offers iPhone "Invention of the Year" perspective
  • EVE Online on the Mac next Tuesday
  • iPhone Web Development book debuts
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • SEMA 2007 Spotlight: Greddy Nissan 350Z VQ35HR twin turbo kit
  • Wake up! Saab jumping on the drowsy driver bandwagon
  • SEMA 2007 Spotlight: Cusco tunes the WRX, develops easy-adjust LSD
  • BMW 135i reviews hit the 'Net, mild swooning ensues
  • Limited edition 427 ZL-1 big block V8 coming from GM
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Laos to ban Tuk Tuks?
  • Excuses for traveling: the marathon
  • Pilots fall asleep during red-eye flight
  • One for the Road: Frommer's Expands Guides for South America
  • The challenges of foreign language menus: Or, how one restaurant in Moscow got away with serving dog to its customers
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget HD
  • JupiterResearch calls format war futile
  • HDTV Listings for November 2, 2007
  • Specs lie, your eyes and ears don't
  • Comcast sues the FCC for forcing them to play fair
  • Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending October 28th, 2007
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Up close with the Eee PC - part 2: Installing unsupported programs
  • Remove unwanted browser toolbars with ToolbarCrop
  • Google Notebook adds support for labels
  • Have you checked the clock on your Windows Mobile phone this week?
  • Should Do This
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines