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Sega Announces Virtua Fighter x eSports Project

posted on by Alex Mateo
Trailer streamed for 3D fighting game series' eSports project that commemorates Sega's 60th anniversary

Sega announced on Friday the "Virtua Fighter x eSports Project," a project that will "restart" the Virtua Fighter 3D fighting game series with an eSports-focused title. The project will commemorate Sega's 60th anniversary. Sega will announce more details at a later date. The company began streaming a teaser movie:

Sega renewed its trademark for the logo of Virtua Fighter with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in October 2018. The trademark is for use in coin-operated video games and arcade video games.

Sega released the first installment in its long-running Virtua Fighter series in arcades in 1993. The series is notable for its three-button punch/kick/block control system. Sega released five main installments in the series. The developer released the latest main installment, Virtua Fighter 5, in arcades in 2006. Sega released the latest Virtua Fighter 5 version, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, in 2010, and on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.

The game received a television anime adaptation in 1995. Tubi TV is streaming the anime in English. Media Blasters released the anime on VHS volumes from 2000 to 2001, and on DVD in 2003.

Sources: Sega's YouTube channel and Twitter account, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web,

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