Sega Nerds reports that Japanese figure manufacturer, Max Factory, are now accepting pre-orders for the Virtua Fighter Figmas that were previewed a few months ago. The default Akira and Sarah figures are reportedly available for 4,500 yen ($38.11 USD). Be sure to follow the source links for some hot poses!
SEGA recently tweeted about a survey they're running, and want to hear from you! While the questions have a very "mobile gaming" theme to them, there's plenty of opportunity to let SEGA know what you really think, as well as reminding them that interest in the Virtua Fighter brand is still out there!
This past weekend saw the running of 2016 Tokyo Bay Area Cup Volume 2, as well as the traditional exhibition of ranking battles. Of particular note was the 轟雷神 Gouraishin (Storm God) ranking battles that featured Yoppii (JA), Puuta (JN), Shishamo (EI) and Esupi (JN). The character that breaks through is probably not who you'd expect!?
OzHadou, Australia's largest and original FGC, invited myself and @MadeManG74 as guests to their "I Don't Even (Listen to this) Podcast" to talk about the game that everybody respects but is too scared to touch – Virtua Fighter. The VF talk starts around 34 minutes into the (approx) 2 hour gab fest and includes mentions of the resurgence of the Canadian VF scene, NYGX, and much, much more!
Remember my moments compilation videos? Good old days, but today I've come up with something else for you guys! Here it is, the ancient history of our favourite polygonal button smashing simulator! It won't be a casual look at it though, I will try to analyze a mechanical growth of the series and compare it to whatever the other 3D fighting games have come up through all this time. Also there is something special I'm preparing towards the end of the series, so stay tuned!
In just a few hours, one of the most exciting stops on the Virtua Fighter Relationship tour will be underway -- The 2016 Tokai Cup(2016東海杯)!
The Tokai Cup is a 5v5 character-locked tournament; teams must consist of at least three different characters. 165 players in 33 teams will be travelling from all across Japan to Club Sega Nagoya, where they will compete among the nation's best.
The Video Game Museum Robot arcade, located in Saitama (in the outskirts of the Greater Tokyo Area), held the first VF5S tournament of 2016 on January 2nd. It was a 6v6 random team tournament - 48 players divided into 8 teams competed, including players like Hama Lau (LA), tara (JE), Shark Vanessa (VA), SHENRON (GO), Satoshi (SA), Serori (KA), Chinpan/Chimpanzee (JA), and many more -- Over 5 hours of VF action!