Virtua Fighter 5 R (which is to VF5 what Evo was to VF4) is slated to release in arcades sometime soon, but no word on whether it will come to consoles (which would be dumb for it to not). It's really cool, it gives us the Sumo character from VF3tb from Dreamcast who was taken out of 4 because they couldn't make him work gameplay-wise with the new VF system. My guess is they needed someone to compete with Ganryu from Tekken, blahahahahaha...also a brand new character and a few new stages, also probably some gameplay and visual tweaks and some new additions to the character's item lists (hopefully)! Whatever, anyway, the point is, we'll obviously have to pay for it, and most likely it will release as a seperate physical medium for people who missed out on the original to have a reason to buy it. What I think would be dumb for Sega/AM2 to do would be to NOT allow it to be bought for a cheaper price as a downloadable patch for people whom already own VF5...especially people who own the PS3 version of VF5....who didn't get online play....because apparently we're not important enough to get online play, huh SEGA?!!!!! On that note, it would be dumb of them to not include online play for the PS3 version.
There is a trailor for it (which shows all the charcters in customized outfits and shows some old stages with a slightly new look and probably some new stages, but I didn't pay attention) but it doesn't explain what the R stands for. The first word that pops up is Revolution, which makes sense since VF5R is basically the next-gen equivilent to VF4 Evolution. But, it also goes to show the words Rival, Reality, Reinforce and Returns (right after which it confirms the return of Taka-Arashi) in that order. It most likely stands for Revolution, but could be all of those other words and probably includes Revampppped, Reitterated, Reinfiltrate, Recover, Reconvey, Reinvest, Rescue, Redrum, Reeee!, Reformed, Recurvation, Reunion and Real Estate.