SEGA is continuing to pull from their vast library of vintage titles and rereleasing select games for digital distribution. This time around, they’ve made three classic mid-90s fighting games from developer AM2 available on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. Those three include Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, and Sonic the Fighters. All three titles originated in arcades and appeared on older systems such as the SEGA Saturn, but this is their first release in high-definition, along with support for online multiplayer.
More details can be found below in a press release and promotional trailer.
SEGA is excited to present a brand new trailer showcasing a trio of cult-classic fighting games developed by AM2. Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters and Virtua Fighter 2 are available now for digital download on the PlayStation®Network for $4.99/£3.69/€4.49 each, and for 400 Microsoft Points each on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Fighting Vipers: Fight with flair in the return of Fighting Vipers, the classic arcade game from AM2 that was later playable on the Sega Saturn. Choose one of nine zany characters–including Grace the roller blader and Raxel the metal guitarist– and break your opponent’s costume-based armor to maximize damage. Take advantage of all-new online modes to battle friends across the world.
Sonic the Fighters: Join Sonic and friends in battle in this classic arcade game from AM2. Originally on consoles as part of the Sonic Gems collection, Sonic the Fighters is back with an all-new online mode, including both online versus and tournament play. In single player mode, choose from 10 playable characters and fight through 8 stages to stop Dr. Robotnik and Metal Sonic from unleashing the Death Egg II!
Virtua Fighter 2: Experience the legendary polygon-based 3-D graphics and fluid fighting mechanics that made the game so influential in the arcades, and later on the SEGA Saturn. With all-new online play, you can battle friends throughout the world.