Sega announces Virtua Fighter revival with a new focus on online competition

(Picture credit score: Sega)

Sega introduced one thing Virtua Fighter-related at Tokyo Sport Present On-line, and esports is a serious focus. It is not 100% clear that it is a new sport, however Sega mentioned in a Google Translated tweet that Virtua Fighter “might be restarted as an esports title to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Sega’s institution.” The challenge is formally dubbed Virtua Fighter x esports, and was introduced alongside a cryptic teaser trailer.

The teaser unveiled throughout TGS 2020 actually drives dwelling the aggressive angle, exhibiting scenes from a packed esports competitors – one which positively will not be occurring till no less than subsequent yr – till Akira seems and we see some obscured preventing scenes. On condition that the final mainline Virtua Fighter sport is from 2006, it positively seems to be a brand new engine. Whether or not that is a remake of the primary sport, a brand new titled sequel ala Virtua Fighter 6, or one thing else totally is unclear. 

格ゲーの金字塔が、ついにeスポーツで復活!「バーチャファイター×esportsプロジェクト」発表! 1993年に世界初の3D格闘ゲームとして誕生した「バーチャファイター」が、セガ設立60周年を記念し、まずは国内で再始動します。今後の続報にご期待ください!#VF #セガTGS2020 #SEGA60th 25, 2020

The unique 1993 Virtua Fighter is a pioneer of the 3D preventing style and the brainchild of Yu Suzuki, who you may affiliate with any variety of video games, together with the Shenmue collection. He is additionally a {hardware} engineer who helped develop arcade techniques in addition to the Sega Dreamcast. Two Virtua Fighter cell video games from 2011 and 2014 had been developed by Suzuki, however it’s not identified whether or not he is concerned with the collection in the present day. The developer instructed in an 2019 interview with VGC that discussions had been already underway relating to his return to the collection, so it is very doable.

Virtua Fighter 5 made it onto our listing of the finest preventing video games to play proper now.

I am GamesRadar’s inexperienced tea-fueled, late-night information hound. I am perpetually in the hunt for an MMO to recapture the sensation of taking part in Ultima On-line within the early 2000s, and I am nonetheless finding out vanity points from being relegated to second participant duties rising up with two older brothers. On a associated word, I am irrationally defensive of Luigi and his mansion.

Learn Extra

About The Author

More from this Author

Add Comment