Let’s see, it’s a Wednesday, which means Sega must be attempting to cash in on its older games in an attempt to generate money instead of taking a chance on something new. Yes, and here comes our announcement now. Sega is bringing three fighting games created by its AM2 development team between 1994-1996 to the current generation. So brace your PS3s and Xbox 360s for Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters and Virtua Fighter 2.
All three games have received minor updates to make them more appealing to the current generation of gamers. For example, Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters and Virtua Fighter 2 now all support online multiplayer. So you can fight against friends locally or hop online to battle people around the world. All three also have achievements and trophies, for people who are fanatical about those. Other than that, everything about these games are the same as the original arcade release. Including the resolution. It looks like we can’t play these in a fullscreen mode based on early screenshots.
If you’re interested, wait exactly one week. Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters and Virtua Fighter 2 will all appear on the PlayStation Store on November 27, 2012 and on Xbox Live Arcade on November 28, 2012. Each one will be $4.99/400 Microsoft Points. Sorry, but there isn’t any bundle option where you can purchase all three at once at a discount.
I think we all know which game of the three we’re most looking forward to in Sega’s most recent attempt to cash in on nostalgia – Sonic the Fighters! I don’t care if you’ve never played it or heard of it. You can’t look at that screenshot up there and not want to spend $5 on that game. It’s worth it to see freakishly deformed versions of our Sonic the Hedgehog favorites beating each other up!
Read [Sega Blog]