Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was released yesterday in Japan, and it came with a lovely treat, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown running right there on my PS4 Pro. The game even includes a local multiplayer mode that lets you challenge a friend on the same screen if you have two controllers.
Considering that no other Virtua Fighter game is available on PS4, this is certainly a lovely bonus for those who love Sega’s fighting series.
Interestingly, while Yakuza 6 itself is locked at 30 FPS, Virtua Fighter 5 runs at a nice and smooth 60 FPS, which is pretty much required for an enjoyable experience with a fighting game.
If you want to see what it looks like, and how it runs, you can check out a playthrough below, recorded directly from my console.
Before you move on to watch the video, a small disclaimer: I absolutely suck at it. Not only I’m terrible at fighting games in general, but this was the first time I played a Virtua Fighter game after a single match I lost on the first title at the arcade circa 1994. So yeah, don’t expect to see awesome plays. Expect to see me suck, and feel free to mock me. The video was posted to show you how the game runs, not my skills (or lack of thereof).
Incidentally, we’ll be able to enjoy this game in the west, even if the wait will be long. Sega recently announced at PlayStation Experience that Yakuza 6 will come to North America and Europe in early 2018.
For the sake of comparison, you can also check out a video of the PS3 version of the game, courtesy of Game Archive.