A recent rating for an unannounced Virtua Fighter game could point to an imminent revival of Sega’s fighting game series. In March Korea Game rating and management committee rated Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate showdown for PlayStation 4, a release that could be linked to Sega’s esports ambitions.
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Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown would be the (somewhat) logical continuation of the last entry in the franchise: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown. This version of the game was released in arcades in 2010 and ported to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.
In February, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada teased that he wanted a representative for Sega on the next episode of the Roundtable of the Japan Fighting Game Publishers, a panel show on YouTube that featured developers from Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK and Arika. Harada didn’t explain why he specifically wanted Sega to appear, but he may have insight into the editor’s combat fixtures. The organizers of the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable have not announced a date for the third episode of the stream.