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Virtua Fighter 5 demo on Live

Left, left, punch.

SEGA has whisked a demo for Virtua Fighter 5 onto Xbox Live.

It hops on the scales at 674MB, and lets you test out the latest instalment in the renowned fighting series.

While VF5 has been out on PS3 for some time, Microsoft hopes to win some die-hard fans by being the only version to offer online battles for the time being.

The 360 offering will also feature the latest arcade changes, optional analogue control, rumble support and improved AI. Quest mode has been brushed up, too, and now involves more people to punch-kick with meaning as well as more items to collect and emblems to plaster all over your character.

In addition there are now leaderboards, training move settings and various other improvements to the DOJO mode - hopefully allowing you to get to grips with the notoriously impervious gameplay more quickly.

Virtua Fighter 5 earned itself 9/10 back in March. It was unwelcoming and distinctly hardcore, but we felt complaining about what some interpret as its strengths was foolish.

Virtua Fighter 5 is due out for 360 on 26th October. Look out for our thoughts on this new and improved version soon.

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