A new Virtua Fighter reboot is currently in development at SEGA, according to reputable SEGA and ATLUS insider Midori (@MbKKssTBhz5). The insider’s track record is quite extensive, with many leaks and rumors surrounding the Persona series turning out to be true.
Recently, she corroborated Persona 3 Reload datamines that suggest The Answer will be DLC, just a few days after she broke news that ATLUS is planning to release several DLC packs. In addition, she claims that Persona 3 Reload and Metaphor ReFantazio will come to the next Nintendo console alongside several SEGA reboots and remakes.
Virtua Fighter Reboot
Following up on rumors of new SEGA revival projects for Nintendo’s next console, Midori responded to a user asking about a potential Virtua Fighter revival. Fortunately for Virtua Fighter fans, she claims that a new Virtua Fighter reboot is currently in development at SEGA. Further details regarding this reboot were not explained by the insider, however.
A Virtua Fighter reboot is in development.
— みどり (@MbKKssTBhz5) February 7, 2024
SEGA’s latest Virtua Fighter release is Virtua Fighter 3tb Online, a Japanese arcade re-release with updated features used in VF eSports. In Japan, players may enjoy online matches with opponents from other arcades. While matchmaking, both players may enjoy a bout against the CPU before the match is ready. Rematch options are also available in the re-release, allowing the same pair of players may continue practicing against each other and facing off in another match if desired.
Those wanting to play a classic Virtua Fighter title may do so through Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack right now. Nintendo’s subscription service offers Virtua Fighter 2 as a playable title in the SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online app for Expansion Pack members.
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, the latest entry in the series, is available right now for PlayStation 4. The game is backwards compatible on PlayStation 5, and Tekken 7 collaboration DLC is also available now.