Fighting Vipers, Virtua Fighter 2 and Sonic the Fighters headed to console networks this week

Monday, 26 November 2012 15:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Three AM2-developed Sega Saturn classics of varying quality are headed to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this week – just a friendly reminder.

Fighting Vipers, Virtua Fighter 2 and Sonic the Fighters will arrive on the US PSN update of November 27, before arriving on the European PSN on December 5, according to the Sega Blog.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson tweeted a reminder that the games will also be rolling out across all territories on Xbox 360 this week. Each game will set you back $4.99/£3.69/€4.49/400 MS Points.

Virtua Fighter 2 releaed in arcades in 1994 and was one of the Saturn’s show pieces in 1995; it’s still spoken of fondly. Sonic the Fighters arrived in 1996 and to be honest it’s pretty rubbish, but some fans of the hedgehog seem to like it anyway. Fighting Vipers is another 1996 effort and is a firm cult favourite, introducing interesting concepts like destructible body armour and managing not to look like absolute ballsacks 16 years on – no mean feat.

But all three games have received loving visual brushups; see the screens below, ripped from the Xbox Live Marketplace bu NeoGAF.

The three fighters were teased last month, and outed by age ratings, too.

Thanks, PSN Stores.

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