It's still March 31 by the official Kotaku calendar, but it's April Fools' Day in Japan, something you should take into consideration while watching Sega's new trailer for Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, its latest fighting game update.

If the fireballs, hurricane kicks and Tekken-style lighting effects have you worried about the direction of the Virtua Fighter franchise—one known not for its over-the-top super moves—don't worry. The excitable bear announcer, subject to numerous copyright-conscious bleeps, should tip you off that Sega's not taking any of this seriously.


This is what Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will really look like (or at least close to it). But the latest VF5 trailer, below, is gloriously goofy.

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