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Virtua Fighter is a series of Fighting games created by Sega.
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.
- 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.
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
|Yu Yu Hakusho||May 17, 1994||There is a minor visual reference to the polygonal look of early Virtua Fighter titles in chapter 168 of the Yu Yu Hakusho manga.||3|
|Virtua Cop||September 1994||There'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|
|X-Files||October 06, 1995||The season 3 episode 3 of X-Files, "D.P.O.", features a Virtua Fighter 2 Arcade cabinet.||2|
|Generation X||February 20, 1996||In the 1996 film Generation X, Jubilee can be seen playing the Virtua Fighter 2 Arcade.||2|
|Hajime no Ippo||July 1996||In chapter 298 of the Hajime no Ippo manga, two characters can be seen playing Virtua Fighter.||2|
|Bomberman||December 11, 1996||The character Deral from Saturn Bomberman Fight!! is a parody of Dural from Virtua Fighter.||3|
|Fighters Megamix||December 21, 1996||Fighters Megamix features many characters from Virtua Fighter.||1|
|Air Master||1997||A 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|
|Arcade Gamer Fubuki||1998||The manga and anime Arcade Gamer Fubuki features the Virtua Fighter Arcade games.||2|
|Daytona USA||June 1998||One of the curves in the Expert course "Virtua City" in Daytona USA 2 is named after Sarah Bryant.||2|
|Giant Gram||June 24, 1999||Kage-Maru, Wolf and Jeffry from Virtua Fighter are playable in Giant Gram: All Japan ProWrestling 2.||1|
|Segata Sanshirō||August 2001||One of Akira Yuki's AI profiles in Virtua Fighter 4 is named after Segata Sanshiro.||3|
|Puyo Puyo||June 2006||Puyo Puyo Fever: Carnival Edition included Akira Yuki as a guest character.||1|
|Shenmue||July 12, 2006||Shenmue 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|
|Angry Video Game Nerd||May 15, 2007||The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews Virtua Fighter in the episode "Sega 32X".||2|
|Space Channel 5||July 24, 2008||Virtua Fighter 5 R features a Ulala costume for Sarah Bryant.||2|
|Samba de Amigo||July 24, 2008||Virtua Fighter 5 R features a costume for El Blaze based on Samba de Amigo.||2|
|Virtual-On||July 24, 2008||Virtua Fighter 5 R features a costume for Jeffry based on Virtual-On.||2|
|Fighting Vipers||July 24, 2008||Virtua Fighter 5 R features a costume for Lion based on Picky and one for Eileen based on Emi from Fighting Vipers.||2|
|Yakuza||February 26, 2009||Yakuza 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|
|Bayonetta||November 29, 2009||A 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|
|Sega Superstars||February 23, 2010||Sega 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|
|Sonic||February 23, 2010||Sonic & 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|
|Hatsune Miku||July 29, 2010||Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd features a Sarah Bryant costume for Megurine Luka.||2|
|Ben-to||October 23, 2011||The anime series Ben-to features references and appearances of Virtua Fighter games.||2|
|High Score Girl||2011||Chapter 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|
|Dead or Alive||September 25, 2012||Dead 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|
|Project X Zone||October 11, 2012||Project X Zone and Project X Zone 2 feature characters from the Virtua Fighter series.||1|
|Samurai & Dragons||November 28, 2012||The Sega All-Star Pack for Samurai & Dragons includes a card based on Akira from Virtua Fighter.||1|
|Dengeki Bunko Series||March 18, 2014||Akira Yuki is a playable character. Pai Chan is an assist character||1|
|Sega Hard Girls||November 19, 2014||Virtua Fighter characters appear in the Sega Hard Girls episode "It'll Always Be 10 Years Too Early for You!"||1|
|Megami Tensei||May 24, 2018||Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight features several costumes based on Virtua Fighter characters.||2|
|Kotodaman||July 19, 2018||Akira and Dural from Virtua Fighter appear in Kyoutou Kotoba RPG: Kotodaman during a "Sega All Stars" collaboration.||1|
|Super Smash Bros.||December 07, 2018||Super 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|