Cyber Trooper Virtual On and Virtua Striker rereleases are not coming out West


A lot of Sega fans were pretty elated with the news that select Model 2 classics would be receiving new life in the form of digital rereleases on PSN and XBLA. Virtua Fighter 2 reminded us of the roots of 3D fighting, and Fighting Vipers finally gave us less experienced fighting fans (myself included) a chance to experience one of the genre’s forgotten gems. Sonic: The Fighters…was…well…Sonic: The Fighters.

Now, after happily digesting those gaming morsels, we’re ready for some more. Unfortunately, when (or if) something comes, it probably won’t be the robot brawling classic Cyber Trooper Virtual On or the arcadey soccer game Virtua Striker. After revealing that both of these games would be hitting digital download services in Japan, Sega announced yesterday that there are no plans for releases out West.

Considering the disappointing performances of Fighting Vipers and Virtua Fighter 2 on US sales charts, I suppose I can’t say I’m surprised at this news. All the same, it’s damn disappointing. What has the world come to when a game about giant robots punching each other isn’t considered viable in every market everywhere?

[Source: Joystiq]

Readers Comments (8)

  1. Come the Fk on! They announced Cyber Troopers! I want Fkin Cyber Troopers on my Fkin XBOX360. Yea, I got the Dual Arcade. So Fkin what? They’er in the garage, Do you know how Fkin HOT it gets in Arizona? Can only play them (98%alone,Vs.cpu) 6 months in a year in the Fkin Garage! *****Message to KRIS K*****.: Start Something! Let me know what & I’ll join you in the Fkin effort to get Virtual-On Cyber Troopers on the XBOX360 & IN MY FKIN LIVING ROOM!

  2. Haha I like and support Mr. VOTwinsticks sentiments

  3. What boggles my mind is that they released Fighting Vipers, Virtua Fighter, and SONIC THE FIGHTERS on XBLA instead of Virtual On first. Explain that to me.

  4. Look at the sales figures for those three games. ‘Nuff said.

    • We tried to push it, seems like it might have fared better as a collection

      Sadly everyone just doesn’t care anymore 🙁

      • I think a collection would have faired better. But I think they should have tried releasing Virtual On first instead of a 3 fighters oh which 60% were aimed at a niche crowd.

  5. Virtua On and Virtua Strikers are out now on the JPN marketplace

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