Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown soundtrack coming to Japan later this month

Uh-oh, I don’t see RIDE THE TIGER anywhere…

One of the Virtua Fighter franchise’s finest traits is without a doubt its awesome soundtrack. With each and every release, Sega has somehow managed to afford the series a cool new sound while never straying too far from its ’90s roots. The soundtrack to the recently released Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is no exception, with its own set list of ass-kicking tunes, perfect for all your “I’m constantly +2” needs.

And if you fancy listening to the Ultimate Showdown soundtrack while you’re kicking ass in the real world, (or maybe just washing the car… shopping… taking out the bins), then you can, as Sega is releasing the Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown soundtrack in Japan on June 24. The double CD set features 29 tracks taken from Ultimate Showdown, while the second CD features the retro-tastic score from the original 1994 release of Virtua Fighter. Man, that rave piano sure brings back some memories.

Sega has not yet confirmed whether it intends to bring the Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown soundtrack to the west — and in all honesty it seems very unlikely — so anybody wanting a copy might have to go down the import route. The OST is currently available to pre-order at several outlets, including Amazon Japan, where it retails for ¥3,300 (or roughly $30) not including shipping or any possible custom charges. Watch out for those… they’ll getcha.

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown is available now on PS4 as part of June’s PlayStation Plus offerings.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.