Dengeki and Sega celebrated publisher's 20th anniversary with crossover 2D fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. In addition to Sega references in the backgrounds, the arcade version featured Virtua Fighter Hakkyoku-ken practitioner mascot Akira Yuki as a boss character with Pai Chan as his assist. News out of the Summer Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING Festival tournament is that they'll be playable in the home version.
Back in December it was announced that Virtua Fighter's Akira will join Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax as a boss. The Sega character's inclusion celebrates 20 years of Virtua Fighter, just as the crossover fighting game itself celebrates 20 years of the Dengeki light novel imprint. See the first screens of Akira after the jump.
It may be a bit hard to believe, but Virtua Fighter is 20 years old, and Sega commemorated the anniversary by launching a 20th anniversary website. Read on for more.
With Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dead or Alive 5 quite a ways off, 3D fight fans can get their next fix with Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown! Hit the jump to check out a new trailer for the cerebral fighter!
We know that Dead or Alive 5 is getting a special guest star: Virtua Fighter's Akira Yuki! But DoA5 producer Yosuke Hayashi wants even more guest stars for the "fighting entertainment" showcase--hit the jump for more!
This is kind of awesome in that Sega's Virtua Fighter series is practically the 3D fighting antithesis to Team Ninja's Dead or Alive. That's not stopping the former's lead fighter, Akira, from stepping into Dead or Alive 5's ring to show the ladies and gents a thing or two. Watch him square off against Kasumi after the break.
Team Ninja head honcho Yosuke Hayashi is changing the way things are done, starting with DoA's infamous treatment of female characters! Hit the jump to see the newer, better, more respectable Team Ninja, as well as DoA5's new control scheme and hints about a crossover with Virtua Fighter!