There have been rumors flying around last year about Virtua Fighter 5 returning to consoles again, with all the arcade upgrades. Play Magazine teased that they will be covering a return of a huge fighting franchise. The last game came to consoles in 2007, so it’s been about 4 years. That is a lifetime in the console market.
Other big fighting games ruled out: Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, King of Fighters, Tekken, SoulCalibur, and Mortal Kombat.
Game it could be: Virtua Fighter, Killer Instinct, Bloody Rawr, or Guilty Gear.
The games that I listed in ‘ruled out’ are franchises that have announced new titles recently. Virtua Figher hasn’t had one, Killer Instinct has been rumored and Arc System recently got the rights back to Guilty Gear. But is Guilty Gear that big of a franchise?
What do you think?
11 responses to “PLAY Magazine: “Huge fighting franchise” to return at E3”
It SHOULD be Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown… It WILL be some shit like Bloody Rwar.
It will not be VF5. Count on it.
…I like Bloody Roar. =(
But yeah, it's likely Killer Instinct or a new Virtua Fighter.
Could be……. Powerstone, DarkStalkers
Probabbly not because of the 4 years, but Fighting Vipers! Primal Rage! 🙂
Unfortunately it's probably Killer Instinct.
It could always be Rise of the Robots.
Yeah, that would suck…
Battle Arena Toshinden! *vomits*
Omg Power Stone PLEASE
Power Stone was amazing, but was it huge?
I've never heard of anything on the list except VF and Guilty Gear.
If VF is coming I hope they can include After Burner along with another Arcade game on disk as well.
Bloody Roar 2 is a fantastic game. A major ripoff of Fighting Vipers sure, but a great game in every way. Even the music is stellar, but of course it was made by the same guy who does DeathSmiles, so what should you expect?
But yeah, this is likely not Virtua Fighter. I put my entire bet on Killer Instinct. The timing is just too perfect for it to return. And I could not care less.
I hope it is Bloody Roar….