Unfortunately, the franchise didn’t get as much attention as Street Fighter, Tekken or Mortal Kombat, and after Virtua Fighter 5 appeared in arcades and consoles around 2006~11, Sega seemed determined to leave it alone for a while. What do you think? It may not be Virtua Fighter 6, but it’s still something, and there’s an official arcade edition, although it’s only available in Japan. As part of the VF game craze, Sega has released a Virtua Fighter retrospective video featuring the voice of Liesl Wilkerson, who plays the character Sarah Bryant. Sega may not be known for their 1v1 fighting games like Capcom or Namco, but they have always had a series in the genre that has been a reliable winner for them – Virtua Fighter. The series was often one of the first to push the boundaries of graphics, from the first 3D fighting game to later techniques like lighting and shadows, texturing, normal mapping, etc. While I don’t know that VF eSports is trying to do anything new in terms of graphics like some of its predecessors, it is interesting to note that it will offer cross-play, allowing players from one arcade to compete with users from another arcade. I’m a lifelong video game enthusiast and have been running my own arcade, The Game Grid Arcade, in West Valley City, Utah since 2008. The only thing I would point out is that there is currently no indication that Sega is interested in releasing an arcade version in the West, but I won’t complain if that turns out not to be the case. Could it appear in America and Europe? Anything is possible, but the international release of VF5 has been extremely limited, and all the on-site testing would have to produce staggering numbers to justify production. For now, it will be released in Japanese arcades on All Sega. NET P-ras Multi 3 on the digital download network on June 2. I read online that the game is compatible with the PS4, but the official pages don’t say anything about that, only about cross-site functionality.