it or not, it's been over a decade since a new Virtua Fighter game
has come out. The most recent noteworthy release for the series was in
June 2012, with VF5: Final Showdown coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 as a
downloadable title. It's certainly been an uneventful era for Virtua
Fighter fans... but there may be some light on the horizon. On October
2nd, Sega Japan renewed the U.S. trademark for the Virtua Fighter
logo, alongside a new trademark called "Battle Genesis".
Before anyone gets
their hopes up... it's important to remember that game companies routinely
renew their trademarks - in no way does this confirm a new Virtua
Fighter game is coming anytime soon. However, the fact that Battle
Genesis is a new trademark filed for arcades and
coin-operated machines could prove to be more interesting. The big question
is... could this be the name of a new fighting game by Sega?
"Battle Genesis" sounds like it could be a fighting game, but it could be
At the very least, this
news confirms that Sega's Virtua
Fighter franchise is not "dead". Virtua Fighter characters
can still appear in other fighting and non-fighting game titles. In related news, Akira Yuki was recently confirmed as an "Assist
Trophy" for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch.
Until the next big
Virtua Fighter game is released... die-hard VF fans
can now go back to playing Virtua Fighter 5 inside of Yakuza 6 on
PS4, or equipping VF costumes on their dancers in Persona
3: Dancing Moon Night.
Stay tuned on FightersGeneration.com for
future Virtua Fighter series news.