I'm going to hazard a guess that none of you woke up this morning expecting to find news of a Virtua Fighter 5 DLC expansion from Sega. The game came to consoles in 2007, part of the second wave of major releases for current-gen platforms. And now, roughly four years later, Sega is prepping the Final Showdown DLC for release.
The new game won't actually require you to have VF5 on disc. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is a standalone release that will be coming to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, a press release confirms. It will feature "a full overhaul of Virtua Fighter 5’s mechanics, balance and animations, along with new game modes, new dynamic fighting arenas, a massive collection of customizable character items and two all-new characters added to the roster."
The announcement is light on specifics, but you can expect to see newly interactive fighting arenas with things like breakable fences and a new set of "wall-based moves." Online multiplayer will be joined by a "new single player mode" and the 19-fighter roster includes VF3's Taka-Arashi as well as an all-new character, Jean Kujo. Look for Final Showdown sometime next summer.