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Virtua Fighter is a series of Fighting games created by Sega.

Video Games

Main games and revisions

  • Virtua Fighter (December 1993), Arcade. Later released for Sega Saturn and Sega 32X.
    • Virtua Fighter Remix (April 1995), Sega Saturn. A version more loyal to the Arcade one than the previous. Also released for the arcades and for PC as Virtua Fighter PC.
  • Virtua Fighter 2 (November 1994), Arcade. Later released for Sega Saturn and PC. Also released for PlayStation 2 only in Japan in the Sega Ages 2500 series. Home versions, except the Mega Drive/Genesis one, also include elements from Virtua Fighter 2.1.
    • Virtua Fighter 2.1 (Arcade).
  • Virtua Fighter 3 (September 1996), Arcade.
    • Virtua Fighter 3: Team Battle (September 1997), Arcade. Later released for Dreamcast.
  • Virtua Fighter 4 (2001), Arcade. Later released for PlayStation 2.
    • Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (2002), Arcade. Later released for PlayStation 2. The North American version also includes Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary as a bonus.
    • Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned (2004), Arcade.
  • Virtua Fighter 5 (July 12, 2006), Arcade. Later released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Xbox version is called Virtua Fighter 5 Live Arena in Japan and Virtua Fighter 5 Online in North America.
    • Virtua Fighter 5 R (July 24, 2008), Arcade.
    • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown (July 29, 2010), Arcade. Later released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Minor games

  • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series, a series of CDs for the Sega Saturn, featuring CG images of characters from the Virtua Fighter series, along with music and a karaoke option.
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.1: Sarah Bryant (October 13, 1995)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.2: Jacky Bryant (October 13, 1995)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.3: Akira Yuki (November 17, 1995)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.4: Pai Chan (November 17, 1995)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.5: Wolf Hawkfield (December 8, 1995)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.6: Lau Chan (December 8, 1995)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.7: Shun Di (January 26, 1996)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.8: Lion Rafale (January 26, 1996)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.9: Kage Maru (March 1, 1996)
    • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.10: Jeffry McWild (March 1, 1996)
  • Virtua Fighter Animation (March 29, 1996), Game Gear. Later released only in Brazil for the Sega Master System. Known in Japan as Virtua Fighter Mini.
  • Virtua Fighter Kids (1996), Sega Saturn, Arcade. Originally released in Japan in limited edition as Virtua Fighter: Java Tea Original Edition.
  • GG Portrait: Yuki Akira (November 01, 1996), Game Gear. A "Virtua Fighter Kids version of the Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series.
  • GG Portrait: Pai Chan (November 22, 1996), Game Gear. A "Virtua Fighter Kids version of the Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series.
  • Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (August 13, 2003), PlayStation 2. Basically the original Virtua Fighter with Virtua Fighter 4 characters.
  • Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation: Ambition of the Judgement Six (August 26, 2004), PlayStation 2, GameCube. Known in North America as Virtua Quest.

Anime

An anime based on the video games, and mainly Virtua Fighter 2 was produced and lasted 35 episodes, from October 2, 1995 to June 27, 1996.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


5Arrow R YuYu Hakusho19940517 May 17, 1994There is a minor visual reference to the polygonal look of early Virtua Fighter titles in chapter 168 of the YuYu Hakusho manga.3


5Arrow R Virtua Cop199409 September 1994There's a statue of Sarah from Virtua Fighter in Virtua Cop, while the Virtua Fighter anime features a parody of Virtua Cop's gameplay in the 22th episode, "Evil Hong Kong".2


5Arrow R X-Files19951006 October 06, 1995The season 3 episode 3 of X-Files, "D.P.O.", features a Virtua Fighter 2 Arcade cabinet.2


5Arrow R Generation X19960220 February 20, 1996In the 1996 film Generation X, Jubilee can be seen playing the Virtua Fighter 2 Arcade.2


5Arrow R Hajime no Ippo199607 July 1996In chapter 298 of the Hajime no Ippo manga, two characters can be seen playing Virtua Fighter.2


5Arrow R Bomberman19961211 December 11, 1996The character Deral from Saturn Bomberman Fight!! is a parody of Dural from Virtua Fighter.3


5Arrow R Fighters Megamix19961221 December 21, 1996Fighters Megamix features many characters from Virtua Fighter.1


5Arrow R Air Master1997 1997A Virtua Fighter 2 Arcade is featured in the first chapter of the manga and anime Air Master, and the anime features an Akira Yuki look-alike as a challenger.2


5Arrow R Arcade Gamer Fubuki1998 1998The manga and anime Arcade Gamer Fubuki features the Virtua Fighter Arcade games.2


5Arrow R Daytona USA199806 June 1998One of the curves in the Expert course "Virtua City" in Daytona USA 2 is named after Sarah Bryant.2


5Arrow R Giant Gram19990624 June 24, 1999Kage-Maru, Wolf and Jeffry from Virtua Fighter are playable in Giant Gram: All Japan ProWrestling 2.1


4Arrow L Segata Sanshirō200108 August 2001One of Akira Yuki's AI profiles in Virtua Fighter 4 is named after Segata Sanshiro.3


5Arrow R Puyo Puyo200606 June 2006Puyo Puyo Fever: Carnival Edition included Akira Yuki as a guest character.1


4Arrow L Shenmue20060712 July 12, 2006Shenmue was initially planned to be part of the Virtua Fighter series; Shenmue and Shenmue II feature Toy Capsules based on Virtua Fighter and Virtua Fighter Kids, while the Virtua Fighter 5 stage "Aurora" features the "MJQ" jazz bar from Shenmue in the background.1


5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20070515 May 15, 2007The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews Virtua Fighter in the episode "Sega 32X".2


4Arrow L Space Channel 520080724 July 24, 2008Virtua Fighter 5 R features a Ulala costume for Sarah Bryant.2


4Arrow L Samba de Amigo20080724 July 24, 2008Virtua Fighter 5 R features a costume for El Blaze based on Samba de Amigo.2


4Arrow L Virtual-On20080724 July 24, 2008Virtua Fighter 5 R features a costume for Jeffry based on Virtual-On.2


4Arrow L Fighting Vipers20080724 July 24, 2008Virtua Fighter 5 R features a costume for Lion based on Picky and one for Eileen based on Emi from Fighting Vipers.2


5Arrow R Yakuza20090226 February 26, 2009Yakuza 3 features a Virtua Fighter cabinet in one of its areas, while Yakuza 4 features a playable Virtual Fighter pachinko machine, Yakuza 5 features a playable Virtua Fighter pachislot machine and Yakuza 6 features a fully playable Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Arcade machine.2


5Arrow R Bayonetta20091129 November 29, 2009A premium Xbox 360 theme of Bayonetta shows the protagonist fighting inside an Arcade fighting game parodying the classic Virtua Fighter titles. Bayonetta also performs one of Akira Yuki's moves.3


5Arrow R Sega Superstars20100223 February 23, 2010Sega Superstars features a game mode based on Virtua Fighter, while Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing features Jacky Bryant and Akira Yuki as a single playable racer.1


5Arrow R Sonic20100223 February 23, 2010Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing features Jacky Bryant and Akira Yuki as a single playable racer; Sonic is also featured as a drawing in Virtua Fighter 2, as pictures in "Sega World" in Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution and as a statue in Virtua Quest.1


5Arrow R Hatsune Miku20100729 July 29, 2010Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd features a Sarah Bryant costume for Megurine Luka.2


5Arrow R Ben-to20111023 October 23, 2011The anime series Ben-to features references and appearances of Virtua Fighter games.2


5Arrow R High Score Girl2011 2011Chapter 21 and 22 of High Score Girl feature the characters discussing and playing Virtua Fighter, while the character Numata resembles Lau Chan from the series.2


5Arrow R Dead or Alive20120925 September 25, 2012Dead or Alive 5 features Akira, Sarah and Pai Chan from Virtua Fighter as playable characters, while Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate adds Jacky as another playable character.1


5Arrow R Project X Zone20121011 October 11, 2012Project X Zone and Project X Zone 2 feature characters from the Virtua Fighter series.1


5Arrow R Samurai & Dragons20121128 November 28, 2012The Sega All-Star Pack for Samurai & Dragons includes a card based on Akira from Virtua Fighter.1


5Arrow R Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax20140318 March 18, 2014Akira Yuki is a playable character. Pai Chan is an assist character1


5Arrow R Sega Hard Girls20141119 November 19, 2014Virtua Fighter characters appear in the Sega Hard Girls episode "It'll Always Be 10 Years Too Early for You!"1


5Arrow R Megami Tensei20180524 May 24, 2018Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight features several costumes based on Virtua Fighter characters.2


5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20181207 December 07, 2018Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS features two downloadable costumes based on Virtua Fighter. Also, Akira appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.1