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

Monday, 26th 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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5 Comments

  1. psxman

    “managing not to look like absolute ballsacks”
    After a description like that, I just had to look it up.

    For a game of 96, that’s VERY impressive since most games it reminded me of, weren’t released for another 3 years after (Evil Zone, Bloody Roar)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    I really, really hate to be “that guy” I really do. But…

    That’s a picture of Virtua Fighter 1. And by the looks of it, probably the 32X version.

    Virtua Fighter 2 was a far superior looking game than that screenshot. For the time it’s graphics were pretty stunning. Far better looking than Tekken 2 in my opinion. From my personal memory, it was also far more aesthetically pleasing than Fighting Vipers which was honestly something of a garish, blocky mess.

    …sorry Brenna. I guess I’m “that guy” now. -__-;;

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    @2 welp, it’s gone now! Was just a place holder.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Man_s

    I know I’m proably alone in this but why doesn’t Sega release Cosmic Smash on XBLA/PSN? They’ve been releasing so many games lately, surely that wouldn’t be so difficult?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OnionPowder

    AM2 games? Where’s my Shenmue?

    #5 2 years ago

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