Virtua Fighter is, without a doubt, one of the most influential and important fighting game franchises in the industry. After all, its first installment revolutionized the genre with its stunning 3D graphics and gameplay. However, the saga remained in a great lethargy after the release of its fifth installment in that distant 2006. Fortunately, a relaunch of this last title saw the light of day this year and was a success.
In case you don’t know Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is a remake of the fifth installment that debuted on June 1, 2021 for PlayStation 4. This new edition of the fighting game, which was available for free through the PS Plus service, introduced HD graphics, a robust online section, new skins and other extras.
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Virtua Fighter rises from the ashes
Naturally, many fans were hopeful that this relaunch would serve as a vehicle to revive the franchise and eventually see the debut of a sixth installment. Of course, for the latter to be even a possibility it was necessary that the remake of Virtua Fighter 5 have a good reception.
Fortunately for the fans, Seiji Aoki, producer of the video game, said in an interview for the portal Dengeki Online that Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown it was a huge success and exceeded SEGA’s expectations. In addition, he reiterated that this relaunch was not intended to raise money, but was intended to be a kind of “Trojan horse” to revive interest in the franchise.
While emphasizing that there is still nothing official, Seiji Aoki commented in the interview that, today more than ever, there are many possibilities that the Japanese company will give the green light to the production of a new installment. We cross our fingers for this to happen.
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