June 4, 2021

155 - Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Round Table

155 - Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Round Table

Welcome to a very special episode of The SEGA Lounge as KC is joined by Ravsieg, Blessy, Matt Oliver and James Brown and they all share their thoughts and impressions on the newest entry in the Virtua Fighter series: Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown.

Hello, everyone! I know I promised a regular show this week, but you know how it is. Things change and this is officially Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown week all over the SEGA community. Thanks to SEGA of America and our good friend Danny Russell, myself and a whole bunch of other community content creators got early access to the game a day before it launched so it feels like it was a big community event with everyone streaming the game, talking about it online, playing together and just having fun. I am personally so addicted to it that I thought it would be fun to just keep talking about it. Maybe you're a massive fan of the Virtua Fighter series and you're still on the fence about this new Ultimate Showdown version. Or, like me, you're a fighting game noob but you've been wanting to hop on the hype train but are unsure whether to do it or not.

I am obviously unqualified to do a proper review of this game so I invited some friends over to The Lounge this week and we'll all be sharing our thoughts on the new Dragon Engine-based Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, which is, for now, exclusive to PS4 and 5. Joining me are Ravsieg, from RadioSEGA, James Brown and Matt Oliver, from Shenmue Dojo, and Blessy, tournament organizer over at the Virtua Fighter Global Showdown community. We talk about the graphics, the music, the gameplay, the online and even the paid Legendary Pack DLC. I hope this is as entertaining as it is informative and stick around because you might learn a thing or two.

Enter our Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown + Legendary Pack DLC code GIVEAWAY using the region-appropriate links below:

Entries close on June 7th, at 11:59 PM UK time.

As you heard on the show, Blessy is a tournament organizer for both EU-based and global events and speaking of global events, Virtua Fighter Global Showdown is an international tournament taking place during Q4 of 2022. The tournament will feature a top 8 from Europe, North America and Japan and is currently crowdfunding flights for qualifying players. The first qualifiers will be taking place during Q3 of 2021. If you want to find out more about this tournament and/or get involved, follow @GlobalVf on Twitter.


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Tournament Organizer

Tournament organizer for Virtua Fighter Global Showdown.

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Show host at RadioSEGA.

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Matt Oliver


Shenmue Dojo co-owner, learner podcaster/interviewer, retro collector & part of the wider Shenmue Community.

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James 'SkillJim' Brown


Shenmue Dojo co-owner, Suka Pass co-designer, creator & chief editor of successful Kickstarter for Shenmue World fan magazine, massive SEGA fan and collector.