Here’s Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown’s roster in all their boxy, retro glory

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Earlier in the week, we revealed that Sega’s upcoming slugger Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown was getting an amusing DLC bundle, offering players the opportunity to play as the entire Virtua Fighter 5 clan in a fashion recalling their old-school, polygonal roots.

The “Legendary Pack” DLC, which launches June 1 for $10, features two skins for each of VF 5‘s pugilists, reflecting each character’s P1 and P2 regalia. Best of all, latter-day characters such as Brad Burns and El Blaze also receive VF 1-style skins, giving us a glimpse of what might have been had they appeared in the formative projects of Sega AM2.

For funsies, I took an in-game shot of every roster member sporting the new skins. They all look pretty great and some, such as Brad Burns and Vanessa, have two distinctly different looks to choose from. Sadly, the faces are not animated, so we don’t get to see Lau’s creepy, eyebrow-raising sneer. The Legendary Pack also includes an option to replace the redesigned U.I. with that of the original release in this classic series. Now all we need are a full range of Figmas. Make it happen, Good Smile Co.!

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown launches June 1 on PS4. It will be included in June’s PlayStation Plus selection, or can be purchased separately for $30, which includes the DLC.

Akira Yuki


Jeffry McWild


Pai Chan


Lau Chan


Wolf Hawkfield


Jacky Bryant


Sarah Bryant


Kagemaru


Shun Di


Lion Rafale


Aoi Umenokoji


Taka-Arashi


Lei-Fei


Vanessa Lewis


Goh Hinogami


Brad Burns


Eileen


El Blaze


Jean Kujo


Chris Moyse
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