Released earlier this year on the PlayStation 3, Sega's Virtua Fighter 5 was bittersweet for fans of the precision-based fighting series. While reviewers were impressed by its graphics and gameplay, a limited single-player mode and lack of online fighting were disappointing drawbacks. However, with its Xbox 360 version slated to arrive this fall, Sega is hoping to counter those criticisms with a vicious uppercut.
Today the publisher sends word that Virtua Fighter 5 on the Xbox 360 will feature online-enabled fisticuffs over Xbox Live. Drawing from a global pool of players, the online versus mode will let players choose from 17 characters or a custom character created in the game's quest mode. Players will also be able to compete for prizes and earn virtual money for use in an in-game shop.
The Xbox 360 version will also introduce tweaks to the single-player quest and dojo modes. Quest mode on the 360 will include additional opponents, items, and character-customization emblems, while dojo mode will benefit from leaderboards and more training options. The Xbox 360 version will also support rumble functionality.
Virtua Fighter 5 is rated T for Teen and will retail for $59.99.