Posts tagged Virtual On
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?
Sega has a new figure coming out for popular Virtual On character, Fei-Yen, which comes with parts for customizing both her weapons and her large, pointy metallic breasts. Seems rather handy as I would get bored quite quickly if I had a female robot figurine and I had to keep her breasts exactly the same all the time. I’d probably have it for a month and then donate it to a local Goodwill. Now, with customizable breasts, I can purchase the figurine confidently knowing that I won’t have to get tired of staring at the same pair for several months in a row.
If you’re looking to purchase this new model just go to your local Toys R Us or other retail toy chain and ask for the TF-14 A/M+ Fei-Yen [Final 14 Special] Vivid Cinderella.
I’ve seen a lot of amazing custom console paint jobs in my time, but French graffiti artist OSKUNK may just take the prize for having the most bad ass collection of custom consoles ever. Oh, and did I mention that he created every single one of them himself?
Using a combination of permanent markers and spray paint, and fuelled by a love of videogames OSKUNK has used games console as his canvas to create what many would agree are genuine pieces of art.
If the Virtual On inspired Dreamcast above doesn’t give you a tingling sensation in your nether regions, how about a Jet Set Radio one, or maybe a couple of Skies of Arcadia ones, or perhaps a Dr. Eggman egg. Wait, what?
Check out more of OSKUNK’s work over at his blog, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
On the final two-digit episode we discuss games and franchises we’d like to see revisited. Sega has a huge library of amazing IPs and characters and many haven’t been seen in a new game for 10 or more years. In addition, there’s some discussion on Sega’s E3 demos, some old Sega arcade action, and more than you could shake a stick at!
Do you like giant robots? Do you like mechs designed by robot designer Hajime Katoki? Do you action-packed experiences? Then you must like Virtual On!
Since its creation in 1996, the Virtual On series has seen four entries appearing on a variety of platforms. While, that’s a decent amount of games it may not be enough for the many Virtual On fans out there. In response, we’ve compiled a list of 10 games we feel Virtual On fans may enjoy.
Hit the jump to read our entire list!
Sega’s newest release, Binary Domain, has a lot of robots and that’s something we like to see here at the Sega Addicts Headquarters. So much so that we couldn’t contain our excitement for Sega’s newest IP and decided to roll that anticipation into a Top 10 list of our favorite robots in videogames.
Hit the jump to read about our favorite robots to appear on Sega consoles or in Sega published games.
Andriasang gives us quite a lot of Screenshots of Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2.5 and Dreamy Theater 2nd. But that’s not all, Oh No, Famitsu also reports that the PS3 game Dreamy Theater 2nd will actually feature 3D support! After the announcement of a Sonic Costume that we reported on yesterday, they also add a Fei Yen costume. I literally don’t know what to write about that!
You know, I’m pretty new to all this Hatsune Miku stuff, but in a certain way, this is quite fascinating to me. A whole subculture seems to exist outside of my knowledge and now that I discovered it for myself, I feel like an archeologist!
So it seems there’s been a ton of Sega related sales on a regular basis this year, and it looks like April is no exception. The sale is a huge discount of many XBLA titles, many of which are now half off! The sale is on until the 25th so I’d nab some quickly. But what are these mystical games being offered for an insane price? Well here’s the full list of titles on sale for you to gawk at:
Streets of Rage 2 200 MS Points (50% off)
Ecco the Dolphin 200 MS Points (50% off)
Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm 400 MS Points (50% off)
Phantasy Star II 200 MS Points (50% off)
Gunstar Heroes 200 MS Points (50% off
Crazy Taxi 400 MS Points (50% off)
After Burner Climax 400 MS Points (50% off)
Altered Beast 200 MS Points (50% off)
Comix Zone 200 MS Points (50% off)
Cyber Troopers Virtual On 800 MS Points (33% off)
Golden Axe 200 MS Points (50% off)
OutRun Online Arcade 400 MS Points (50% off)
Shinobi 200 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 800 MS Points (33% off)
Sonic Adventure 400 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 200 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 200 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 200 MS Points (50% off)
Sonic & Knuckles 200 MS Points (50% off)
So yeah. Pretty big sale. What will you be buying from this huge list? Let me know in the comments!
Is the appropriate internet vernacular ‘HNNNGGHHH’? these days? Undoubtedly this is one of those limited editions that just screams ‘In your face, digital downloads!’. Purchasers of the Limited Edition version of Virtual-On Force this December in Japan will receive a lot more than just a fancy cardboard sleeve and some lenticular art. To start with, there is a 6-CD Music Set featuring tracks from Oratario Tangram, Marz, Force and even the 1995 original. Then there’s the 140 page art book celebrating the 15 years anniversary with artwork throughout the series and interviews with the prolific staff such as Hajime Kotoki who is responsible for the designs of the Virtualoids.
On top of THAT, Hajime Kotoki is also drawing the new cover art just for the Memorial Box edition, and there’ll even be two Tangram Super Balls included to finish off the set. I have no idea what the hell a Super Ball is, but it sounds pretty awesome and if it means I can play catch with that terrifying eyeball planet then I’m all for the inclusion. The weirdest extra that’s also included as just a pre-order bonus for both editions of the game is a ‘FETISH UNLOCK CODE’, which allows you to change the bust size of some of the female mecha in the game.
That’s probably the weirdest/greatest pre-order bonus I’ve ever seen. At least unlockable guns in third person shooters stops the ‘Mine’s bigger than yours’ enhancement at the metaphorical level. The Memorial Box goes on sale December 22nd at just under $140 dollars and will be entirely unplayable for anyone who doesn’t have a japanese Xbox 360 in their homes.
[Source: Mecha Damashii]