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Virtua Fighter 5 sparkles

We've got a batch of new shots of Sega's forthcoming PlayStation 3 beat-'em-up Virtua Fighter 5, and they feature the shiniest-looking characters since Perfect Dark Zero. Just look at Akira's arms in the pics below - he looks like a polished toy.

The latest in the long running scrapping series has an all star cast of 17 fighters, many of them old names such as Jacky, Sarah and Jeffry, but there are two new faces to familiarize yourself with, too. There's El Blaze, an acrobatic masked wrestler who looks remarkably like the WWE's Rey Mysterio, and Eileen, an impish-looking girl expert in monkey-style kung fu.

The screenshots are actually from the arcade version of VF5, but we expect the PS3 game to look identical. The arcade game allows you to customize each character's appearance by tweaking outfits, a feature that will make its way to the console version.

June 27, 2006

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