A current rating for an unannounced Virtua Fighter game might level to an imminent revival of Sega’s combating game sequence. In March, Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee rated Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown for PlayStation 4, a launch that might be linked to Sega’s esports ambitions.
According to the rating, noticed by Gematsu, Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown can be identified by one other identify: Virtua Fighter esports. Back in September, Sega teased a challenge named “Virtua Fighter × esports,” however didn’t announce a selected game title or platform. Sega stated on the time that Virtua Fighter “will be restarted as an esports title to commemorate the 60th anniversary of SEGA’s establishment.” A teaser video for the challenge confirmed footage of Virtua Fighter tournaments and ended with a shot of Akira, the face of the combating game franchise.
Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown could be the (considerably) logical follow-up to the latest entry within the franchise: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown. That model of the game was launched in arcades in 2010, and ported to PlayStation three and Xbox 360 in 2012.
In February, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada teased that he needed a consultant from Sega to come back on the following episode of the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable, a panel present on YouTube that has featured builders from Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK, and Arika. Harada didn’t clarify why he particularly needed Sega to seem, however he could have perception into the writer’s combating game plans. The organizers of the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable haven’t introduced a date for the stream’s third episode.