Virtual-On Force boasts import-ready English translation

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:12 GMT

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Mecha-action arcade game Virtual-On Force is somewhat unlikely to make it out of Asia, but you can still get your hands on the Xbox 360 version with no delay; the team responsible for the port has announced that the Japanese SKU is region-free and comes with an English translation.

Siliconera translated a post announcing the import-friendly features of the game on the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force blog.

Online retailer PlayAsia offers a discrete Asian release, which is also region-free, but makes no mention of an English translation.

Hitmaker’s ambitious robotic battler, the third in a series, features four-player simultaneous showdowns as 2v2 teams.

Published by Sega on the Hikaru arcade board, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force took nine years to travel to home consoles, first appearing in 2001.

The original cabinet allowed players to store accrued data on a magnetic “pilot’s license” and featured 14 mecha types, plus variations.

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