Virtua Fighter 5 will feature an all-star cast of 17 fighters, including characters from the previous iterations along with two new characters named El Blaze and Eileen. El Blaze is a Mexican fighting champion who defeats opponents with his quick Lucha Libre fighting style. Eileen, originally from China, uses a Monkey Kung-Fu fighting style that she learned from her grandfather, a former Kung-Fu master. Players will be able to customize their characters by selecting from four uniquely patterned costumes and a wide range of attachable items that can be placed onto each fighter's various body parts.
Virtua Fighter 5 will deliver fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping action as players head into battle, taking on a host of popular characters. Players will not only achieve victory by defeating highly-skilled opponents, but also by competing for prizes which will earn them in-game money allowing them to buy many items at in-game shop. These items allow players to customize their ultimate warrior and become the top Virtua Fighter.
- The next generation of Virtua Fighter: First instalment of the critically acclaimed series on a next-gen console.
- New "offensive move" system: Strategic fighting is the order of the day with the new Offensive Move, meaning you can attack opponents from the side.
- Breathtaking HD quality graphics: Stunning graphics and amazing new landscapes showcase the best of the next-gen hardware.
- New fighters for the next generation: An all-star cast of 17 fighters, including brand new characters El Blaze and Eileen.
- Unique character moves and fighting styles: Individualised martial arts moves and styles for each character.
- Character customisation: Customise your character with four types of costume and items unique to each character.
This game is also known as Virtua Fighter 5 Live Arena in Japan.