Virtua Fighter 5 goes gold, baby

Fight fans, are you ready? SEGA just sent word that their much-wanted Virtua Fighter 5 for the PlayStation 3 has now gone gold and will be available to buy on Feb. 20. Details on the game from the release:

Virtua Fighter 5 brings the 3D fighting game genre to the next level making it the perfect arcade conversion with an all new Quest Mode, character customization options, two new characters, commentary feature and stunning high quality fighting environments.  The Quest Mode allows players to compete in various arcades to win prize money to buy items and fully customize each character. Two new characters, Eileen and El Blaze, round out the roster to 17 dynamic and different characters.  Eileen uses “Kou-Ken”, a Monkey Kung Fu style while El Blaze is a Mexican wrestling champion that uses the Lucha Lubre technique.  Players will also be able to turn on the commentary feature allowing players to hear a play-by-play sports commentary audio while fighting their opponents.   

By the way, if you’re a cheap bastard, there’s a deal going on to get you some money off for your purchase:

… Virtua Fighter 5 will be rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will have an MSRP of $59.95.  Also, SEGA has partnered with Gamestop to offer $5.00 off the MSRP if you pre-order for a limited time.  To take advantage of this offer, please visit: GameStop

Robert Summa