Sega continues to harken back to the days of yore with three upcoming re-releases from their famed AM2 division: Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters, and Virtua Fighter 2. The trio is set to launch on PSN on November 27 and on Live Arcade on November 28 for $4.99/400 MS Points. All of the games will support online multiplayer, and details on each of the brawlers can be found below.
Note: we certainly did break out the Sega Saturn for these screenshots.
In 1994, Virtua Fighter 2 followed in the footsteps of its hit predecessor by bringing breakthrough 3D graphics and fighting gameplay to arcades. The title’s combination of deep combat and unique arenas led it to quickly become one of the flagship titles on the Sega Saturn when it arrived on the console in 1995.
Fighting Vipers came to arcades and the Sega Saturn the following year, in 1996, adding a new concept that was a fighting game first: destructible armor. Players could maximize their damage dealt by destroying an opponent’s protective gear, and could then finish the round by punching or kicking the other player right through the arena’s walls.
Finally, Sonic the Fighters’s arrival in arcades in 1996 offered players a first-ever opportunity to take to the ring with characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, including Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose. Players had to battle their way through eight stages to collect chaos emeralds and once again thwart the evil plans of Dr. Robotnik and Metal Sonic!
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