Sega's 3D fighting game Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown will be a part of the major EVO 2012 Tournament this year. The game was released as a coin-op arcade machine in Japan on the 20th April, so it is too new to be a headline event, but it will be eligible as a side event.
The Evolution Championship Series (EVO for short) is the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. The headline tournaments include competitions for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Version 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat 9, Soul Calibur V, King of Fighters XIII and Street Fighter X Tekken.
Gamers can register to compete in the Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown competition, and Sega will be fronting $15,000 in prizes, which will be spread across the top 16 finalists. Unlike the previously mentioned headline games, the side event is completely handled by Sega, which includes registration.
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is due to be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation this this coming Summer 2012.