Sega will maintain a particular live stream to disclose the Virtua Fighter x eSports challenge on May 27, 2021, at 20:00 JST (7 AM ET). It has additionally up to date the Virtua Fighter official website with a countdown in direction of the stream. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
Sega initially revealed Virtua Fighter x eSports on the finish of its Tokyo Game Show 2020 dwell stream in September 2020. The teaser trailer confirmed real-life footage of prior Virtua Fighter tournaments. The teaser then culminated in a again shot of the collection mascot Akira Yuki. Sega’s Japanese Twitter account added that it’ll reboot Virtua Fighter in Japan first to mark the corporate’s 60th anniversary.
The newest numbered title within the collection thus far is Virtua Fighter 5. The title initially launched on arcades in 2006 and the PlayStation three and Xbox 360 in 2007. Sega introduced the Final Showdown replace to arcades in 2010 and consoles in 2012.
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown can also be playable on Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s newest video games, corresponding to Judgment and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, via the in-game arcades. The Japanese press launch added that tournaments for the sport are nonetheless being held, over a decade after the discharge of Final Showdown.
The Virtua Fighter x eSports challenge will formally unveil on May 27, 2021.