Virtua Fighter 2

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Virtua Fighter 2
System(s): Sega Model 2A CRX, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, PlayStation Now
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (33 tracks)
Genre: Fighting[2], Action[3]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 2)
JP
¥28,500[4] ?
Arcade (Model 2)
US
$? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
UK
£6,000 ?
















Sega Saturn
JP
¥6,8006,800 GS-9079
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(Satakore)
¥2,8002,800 GS-9146
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$69.9969.99[9][8] 81014
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81014-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81014-50
USK: 16
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0100
Sega Saturn
UK
£49.9949.99[11] MK81014-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
279zł279
Sega Saturn
AU
FVIR16SSC
OFLC: M15
Sega Saturn
BR
193066
Tectoy: 13+
Sega Saturn
KR
GS-9507J
MK-81014-08
Windows PC
JP
¥8,800 (9,240)8,800 (9,240)[13] HCJ-0127
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
JP
(Special Pack)
¥8,800 (9,240)8,800 (9,240)[14] HCJ-0135
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
JP
(PC Home)
Windows PC
US
$39.9939.99[15] 85058
ESRB: Teen
Windows PC
US
(Expert Software)
ESRB: Teen
Windows PC
EU
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
BX
(Sega Classics)
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
DE
USK: 16
Windows PC
DE
(Green Pepper)
DM 6.996.99[16]
USK: 12
Windows PC
ES
(Xplosiv)
aDeSe: 13+
Windows PC
NL
(Xplosiv)
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
PT
(Top Games)
Windows PC
PT
(Power Games)
Windows PC
UK
(Xplosiv)
EI-1305
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Xplosiv)
XP-1305
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
HU
Windows PC
PL
160zł160
Windows PC
PL
(Xplosiv)
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
BR
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
IN
(e-value)
Windows PC
KR
Windows PC
SG
SELL: 12+
Windows PC
SG
(Replaygem)
Windows PC
TW
Xbox 360
JP
400MSP400[17]
CERO: B
Xbox 360
JP
(Otameshiban)
FREEfree
CERO: B
Xbox 360
US
400MSP400[19]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Xbox 360
US
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Xbox 360
EU
400MSP400[18]
PEGI: 12+
Xbox 360
EU
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
PEGI: 12+
Xbox 360
DE
400MSP400[18]
USK: 12
Xbox 360
DE
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
USK: 12
Xbox 360
UK
400MSP400[19]
PEGI: 12+
Xbox 360
UK
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
PEGI: 12+
Xbox 360
AU
400MSP400[18]
OFLC: M
Xbox 360
AU
(Trial Game)
FREEfree
OFLC: M
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥762 (800)762 (800)[26] NPJB-00251
CERO: B
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$4.994.99[18] NPUB-30928
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€4.494.49[18] NPEB-01163
PEGI: 12+
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€4.494.49[18] NPEB-01163
USK: 12
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£3.693.69[18] NPEB-01163
PEGI: 12+
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$6.756.75[25] NPEB-01163
OFLC: M
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩6,3006,300[27] NPHB-00517
GRB: 12
Sony PlayStation 3
TW
NT$160160[28] NPHB-00517
GSRR: 12+
PlayStation Now
JP

Virtua Fighter 2 (バーチャファイター2) is a fighting game developed by Sega AM2 and published by Sega as is the direct sequel to Virtua Fighter. It is, as the name suggests, the second game in the Virtua Fighter series, and was originally released for Sega Model 2A CRX arcade hardware in 1994.

Virtua Fighter 2 was known for its breakthrough graphics and animation, rendering 3D characters and backgrounds with filtered texture mapping and introducing motion capture animation technology to the game industry.

It was followed by a sequel, Virtua Fighter 3, in 1996.

Gameplay

Virtua Fighter 2 follows the same rules as its predecessor, being a 3D versus fighting game with three buttons, ring-outs and an emphasis on real fighting techniques and complex movesets. The game is faster than its predecessor, both in a faster-paced style of play, and the fact it runs at twice the frame rate of its predecessor (60FPS vs. 30FPS, leading to more responsive controls).

Momentum-based damage (i.e. charging at an enemy deals more damage than attacking while standing still) was introduced with this iteration, and Virtua Fighter 2 also pushes the move count from roughly 700 in its predecessor, to around 2,000 (noting of course the addition of Shun and Lion). The includes the ability for some characters to sidestep attacks, and thus make better use of the 3D surroundings. Gravity is still low in in Virtua Fighter 2, allowing characters to jump much higher than the average human being, but is toned down from its predecessor.

From a technical standpoint, Virtua Fighter 2 uses fewer polygons than the original Virtua Fighter, with detail instead being represented by textures[30]. Backgrounds are more detailed, with elements represented with polygons rather than just the flat 2D backdrops of its predecessor. Shun's stage in particular is notable for taking place on a moving raft, with the fighters passing under bridges as they fight. Some stages also have added effects - in Sarah's, a strong breeze causes long hair to float realistically.

If a character fought themselves in the original Virtua Fighter, player 2 would be given a different palette so the two fighters could be distinguisable. In Virtua Fighter 2, characters receive an entirely new set of clothes which have been modelled differently (although do not affect the gamelay). If siblings Sarah and Jacky fight, a special arena is loaded.

Like its predecessor, the normal arcade mode sees the player fight all other opponents in a set order; Lau, Sarah, Shun, Pai, Lion, Jeffry, Kage, Jacky, Wolf and Akira, culminating in a match against Dural. Dural's fight takes place underwater this time, meaning movement is slower and gravity is lower.

Characters

Virtua Fighter 2 features all the characters of the previous game, plus two (or three) more:

Akira Yuki
Pai Chan
Lau Chan
Wolf Hawkfield
Jeffry Mcwild
Kagemaru
Sarah Bryant
Jacky Bryant
Dural
Shun Di
Lion Rafale
"Alphabet character"
In the arcade version of Virtua Fighter 2, players indirectly do battle with a character made up of letters while inputting their initials in the high score screen. In the home versions of the game, it is possible to play as this fighter. The "alphabet character", who has no official name, merely borrows movesets from other fighters. The letters making up the character change as time progresses.

Achievements

Main article: Virtua Fighter 2/Achievements.

History

Development

Main article: Virtua Fighter 2/Development.

Release

Virtua Fighter 2, much like its predecessor, was very successful for Sega (particualrly in Japan), demonstrating cutting-edge graphics which made good use of Sega's Model 2 arcade platform. This hardware was able to run the game at 60 frames per second at a high resolution without slowdown, and was able to compete against the likes of Namco's Tekken and other Virtua Fighter arcade derivatives which were beginning to emerge by this point.

Upon release, the Virtua Fighter 2 video game arcade cabinet cost £6000 for arcade operators[31]. For players, the arcade game cost £1 per play[32].

The Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 2 sold 1.7 million copies in Japan.[33] In addition, it sold at least more than 500,000 copies in the United States,[34] (200,000 selling in December 1995 alone[35]) adding up to at least more than 2.2 million units sold in Japan and the United States.

Legacy

Virtua Fighter 2 was re-released as Virtua Fighter 2+1 (2.1) in Japan. This version features re-tweaked gameplay, slightly enhanced graphics and the ability to play as a newly-designed Dural. This version was also released as Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 16: Virtua Fighter 2 (with other tweaks) for the PlayStation 2. It is also possible to switch to the 2+1 gameplay mechanics in the Saturn and PC versions, but none of the other features are updated.

Virtua Fighter 2 is the point of reference for Virtua Fighter Kids, Virtua Fighter Animation and Fighters Megamix. It was followed by Virtua Fighter 3 in 1996. The game has also been released on Xbox Live Arcade.

Versions

Virtua Fighter 2 was brought to the Sega Saturn in 1996 with extra modes and a CD soundtrack, at the expense of graphical fidelity and polygon counts. The Saturn version is widely considered to be one of the better looking games for the system, despite having to sacrifice the 3D backgrounds of its arcade counterpart. This version was the basis for a Windows PC port in 1997.

The Saturn port allows for the arena size to be adjusted down or all the way up to 82 metres, being the only game in the series, other than Virtua Fighter Remix, that has such options. The energy meter is also adjustable (to the point where it has no meaning), leading to what some have called "sumo match" modes, where players can only win by knocking their opponent out of the ring.

Virtua Fighter 2 was considered a technical feat for its time, running at a full 704x480 resolution (704x512 in PAL regions; both more than the Model 2 version) while aiming for 60FPS. To compensate, the Saturn version features no lighting - all polygon faces are rendered with the same brightness level, although the texture work goes some way to mask the limitations (as does the fact most of the game takes place outside in the daylight). The game also still casts shadows on the floor, albeit simpler ones than its Model 2 counterpart.

The most notable omission in the Saturn (and PC) versions are the 3D backgrounds, which are now rendered in 2D similar to the original Virtua Fighter. This would be a long-standing issue in most fighting games for the Saturn and PlayStation, where polygons are hard to come by and are better utilised improving the character models instead. Later titles such as Fighting Vipers and Last Bronx would start to find ways of overcoming the problem, and many of the stages would be made more accurate in Fighters Megamix.

The decision to simplify the backgrounds leads to some notable omissions in the Saturn port. In the arcade, Shun Di's stage takes place on a large raft moving down a river, occasionally floating underneath stone bridges, while on the Saturn the arena is static and takes place on the shoreline of the river. Wolf's stage also misses the cage surrounding the arena (something re-introduced in Megamix (and to a lesser degree in Virtua Fighter Kids). The reflective floors of Dural's stage are also missing in the Saturn port.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Virtua Fighter 2 Virtua Fighter 2
English (US) Virtua FIghter 2 Virtua FIghter 2
Japanese Virtua Fighter 2 (バーチャファイター2)
Korean 버쳐파이터2

Screenshots

Main article: Virtua Fighter 2/Comparisons.

Production credits

Arcade version

Programmers
Designers

Arcade version (2.1)

Programmers
Designers


Saturn version

Programmer
Graphic designer
Sound Staff
Source: In-game credits (JP)[36]

PC version

PC Division (Marketing)
  • Group General Manager: Shinji Fujiwara
  • Managers: Tchie Tokoro, Yasuo Koike
  • Staffs: Ryousuke Kaji, Junko Yasui, Yoshirou Tateyama, Satomi Kawasaki, Takeshi Tsugane, Yasuhide Nagasawa, Shinya Itoh, Shozo Hirano
  • Manual & Package Producer: Taiji Okamoto, Yoshihiro Sakuta
  • Manual Editor: Mitsuaki Chouno
  • Manual & Package Designer: Toshiki Yamaguchi, Hisashi Nishimura
  • Help Editor: Tadashi Ihoroi, Takako Higuchi
  • Publicity: Hiroyuki Otaka, Toshirou Nakayama

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Virtua Fighter 2/Promotional material.

Merchandise

Artwork

Physical scans

Arcade version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 [39]
95 [40]
Arcade
94
Based on
2 reviews

Model 2, US
Model 2, JP

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [41]
96 №50, p76-79
97 [42]
94
90 [43]
83 [44]
98 №364, p31
98 [45]
98
98
100 [46]
94 №38, p36/37
96 №20, p38/39
88 №33, [1]
100 [47]
92
97 [48]
100 [49]
100 №14, p160, [2] [50]
98 [51]
96 №75
94 №53, p14-17
98 [52]
97 [53]
92 [54]
92 [55]
94 [56]
Sega Saturn
95
Based on
27 reviews

Saturn, JP
Vf2 sat jp backcover.jpgVf2 sat jp 1995cover.jpg
Cover
VF2 sat jp spine.jpg
Spinecard
VirtuaFighter2 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
VirtuaFighter2 SS jp manual.pdf
Manual
VirtuaFighter2 Saturn JP Box Inlay.jpg
Inlay
Saturn, JP (Satakore)
VF2 Saturn JP Box Back Satakore.jpgVf2 sat jp 1997cover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighter2 Saturn JP Spinecard Satakore.jpg
Spinecard
VirtuaFighter2 Saturn JP Disc Satakore.jpg
Disc
VirtuaFighter2 Saturn JP Box Inlay Satakore.jpg
Inlay
Saturn, US
Vf2 sat us backcover.jpgVf2 sat us cover.jpg
Cover
Vf2 sat us disc.jpg
Disc
Virtuafighter2 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
VirtuaFighter2 saturn eu cover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighter2 saturn eu cd-blue.jpg
Disc
Saturn, EU (alt)

Vf2 sat eu altdisc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, DE
VF2 Sat DE cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, PT
VF2 Sat PT cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
VF2 Sat AU cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, BR
VirtuaFighter2 Sat BR backcover.jpgNospine.pngVirtuaFighter2 Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, KR
VirtuaFighter2 Sat KR backcover.jpgVirtuaFighter2 Sat KR sidecover.jpgVirtuaFighter2 Sat KR cover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighter2 Saturn KR Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №62, p32-34
82
Windows PC
79
Based on
2 reviews

PC, JP
VirtuaFighter2 PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngVirtuaFighter2 PC JP cover.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (Special Pack)
VirtuaFighter2 PC JP special cover.jpg
Cover
PC, JP (PC Home)
VirtuaFighter2 PC JP Box PCHome.jpg
Cover
PC, US
VirtuaFighter2 PC US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngVirtuaFighter2 PC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighter2 PC US disc.jpg
Disc
VirtuaFighter2 PC US Box Back JewelCase.jpgVirtuaFighter2 PC US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)
VirtuaFighter2 PC US Box Back Expert.jpgNospine.pngVF2 PC US ex front.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighter2 PC US Disc Expert.jpg
Disc
VirtuaFighter2 PC US Box Front JewelCase Expert.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software; alt)
VirtuaFighter2 PC US Box Front Expert.jpg
Cover
PC, US (Expert Software; alt 2)

VF2 PC US ex alt2 disc.jpg
Disc
VF2 PC US ex alt2 jback.jpgVF2 PC US ex alt2 jfront.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, EU
VirtuaFighter2 PC EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngVirtuaFighter2 PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
VF2 PC EU jfront.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
VF2 PC EU Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighter2 PC UK Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, UK (Xplosiv; alt)
VF2 PC UK xp alt cover.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv; alt 2)
VirtuaFighter2 PC EU xplosiv2 cover.jpg
Cover
VF2 PC UK xp alt2 disc.jpg
Disc
PC, DE

VF2 PC DE jfront.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, DE
(Green Pepper)
VirtuaFighter2 PC DE green cover.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
VF2 PC ES xp cover.jpg
Cover
VF2 PC ES-IT xp disc.jpg
Disc
PC, PT (Power Games)
VirtuaFighter2 PC PT Box PowerGames.jpg
Cover
PC, PT (Top Games)
VirtuaFighter2 PC PT Box TopGames.jpg
Cover
PC, NL (Xplosiv)
VF2 PC NL xp cover.jpg
Cover
PC, BX (Sega Classics)
VirtuaFighter2 PC EU classics cover.jpg
Cover
PC, PL (Xplosiv)
VirtuaFighter2 PC PL Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighter2 PC PL Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, HU
VirtuaFighterPC PC HU Box Back.jpgVirtuaFighterPC PC HU Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, GR (CD Media)

PC, BR
Virtua Fighter 2 PC TecToy Big Box Caixa Atrás.jpgVirtua Fighter 2 PC TecToy Big Box Lateral 1.jpgVirtua Fighter 2 PC TecToy Big Box Caixa Frente.jpgVirtua Fighter 2 PC TecToy Big Box Lateral 2.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighter2 PC US disc.jpg
Disc
VirtuaFighter2 PC BR Box Back JewelCase.jpgVirtuaFighter2 PC BR Box Manual.pdf
Jewel Case
PC, KR
VirtuaFighter2 PC KR Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, KR (alt)
VirtuaFighter2 PC KR Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover
PC, IN (e-value)
VF2 PC IN evalue cover.jpg
Cover
PC, TW

PC, SG (Replaygem)
VirtuaFighter2 PC AU Box Replaygem.jpg
Cover
PC, SG (Ntertainment!)
VF2 PC SG cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
647,475,024 CD-ROM (EU) MK81014-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
647,472,672 CD-ROM (EU) MK81014-50 (Alt) V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
647,467,968 1995-11-17 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9079 V1.001
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
647,467,968 1995-11-17 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9146 V1.001
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
647,467,968 1995-12-08 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9146 (Alt) V1.002
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
657,710,928 CD-ROM (US) 81014 V1.005

Track list

Saturn version


1. (Data track)


2. Kenteki Tetsujin (01:20) 
JP: 拳的鉄人
EN: Iron Man of Fist
From: Lau
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


3. Black Cat Moon (01:34) 
From: Sarah
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


4. Sinsen Shun Di (01:21) 
JP: 神仙舜帝
EN: Mountain Hermit Shun Di
From: Shun
Composed by: Akiko Hashimoto


5. Star From Hong Kong (01:21) 
JP: スターフロム香港
EN: Star From Hong Kong
From: Pai
Composed by: Akiko Hashimoto


6. Young Knight (01:15) 
From: Lion
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


7. Nanatu no Umi no Fisherman (01:39) 
JP: 七つの海のフィッシャーマン
EN: Fisherman Across Seven Sea
From: Jeffry
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


8. Hagakure Hiden Hijou no Okite (01:32) 
JP: 葉隠秘伝~非情の掟~
EN: Hagakure Hermetism - Rule Without Mercy (Alternate)
From: Kage
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


9. Escape (01:32) 
From: Jacky
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


10. Kikori Tati no Banka (01:35) 
JP: 樵達の挽歌
EN: Monody of Axmen
From: Wolf
Composed by: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


11. Ride The Tiger (01:15) 
From: Akira


12. Yami karano Sisya: Dural (01:33) 
JP: 闇からの使者~デュラル~
EN: Emissary From The Dark - Dural
From: Dural
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


13. Chicago (01:15) 
From: Chicago
Composed by: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


14. Virtua Fighter 2 (00:34) 
From: Character Selection
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


15. Stage Clear (00:06) 
From: Game Over


16. Game Over (00:17) 
From: Continue?


17. Tokosie no Issyunn (00:49) 
JP: とこしえの一瞬
EN: Moment of Eternity
From: Enter Initals
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


18. Kyu (00:08) 
JP:
EN: Good
From: Good


19. Dan (00:09) 
JP:
EN: Better
From: Better


20. Meijin (00:14) 
JP: 名人
EN: Best
From: Best


21. Black Cat Moon (03:02) 
From: Sarah (Extended)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


22. Star From Hong Kong (02:34) 
JP: スターフロム香港
EN: Star From Hong Kong
From: Pai (Extended)
Composed by: Akiko Hashimoto


23. Young Knight (03:00) 
From: Lion (Extended)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


24. Nanatu no Umi no Fisherman (02:54) 
JP: 七つの海のフィッシャーマン
EN: Fisherman Across Seven Sea
From: Jeffry (Extended)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


25. Hagakure Hiden Hijou no Okite (02:34) 
JP: 葉隠秘伝~非常の掟~
EN: Hagakure Hermetism - Rule Without Mercy (Alternate)
From: Kage (Extended)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


26. Escape (02:51) 
From: Jacky (Extended)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


27. Yami karano Sisya: Dural (03:38) 
JP: 闇からの使者~デュラル~
EN: Emissary From The Dark - Dural
From: Dural (Extended)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


28. Kenteki Tetsujin (02:52) 
JP: 拳的鉄人
EN: Iron Man of Fist
From: Lau (Extended)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


29. Kikori Tati no Banka (02:19) 
JP: 樵達の挽歌
EN: Monody of Axmen
From: Wolf (Extended)
Composed by: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


30. Chicago (02:24) 
From: Chicago (Extended)
Composed by: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi


31. Ride The Tiger (02:30) 
From: Akira (Extended)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


32. Sinsen Shun Di (02:38) 
JP: 神仙舜帝
EN: Mountain Hermit Shun Di
From: Shun (Extended)
Composed by: Akiko Hashimoto


33. Sarah (01:23) 
From: Sarah (Virtua Fighter 1)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura


34. Jacky (01:15) 
From: Jacky (Virtua Fighter 1)
Composed by: Takayuki Nakamura
Running time: 55:23

External links

References

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  16. File:VirtuaFighter2 PC DE green cover.jpg
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Books: Virtua Fighter 2 Act.1 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.3 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Perfect Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Fighter's Bible (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Game Guide Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1996)
Music: Virtua Fighter 2 Sound Track (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Dancing Shadows (1995)
Videos: CGMV Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Eternal Battle (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune The Best Bout (1996)
Prereleases: Virtua Fighter 2 Hibaihin Mihonban (1995)

Virtua Fighter series
Virtua Fighter (Remix | PC) (1993-1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive | Sega Ages 2500 Series) (1994-1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 (3tb) (1996-1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 (Evolution | Final Tuned) (2001-2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 (R | Final Showdown) (2006-2010)
Spin-offs
Virtua Fighter Kids (1996) | Virtua Fighter Animation (1997) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (2003) | Virtua Quest (2004)
Cross-overs
Fighters Megamix (Game.com) | Dead or Alive 5 (5+ | Ultimate | Last Round) (2012-2015)
Portrait series
Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series: (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | The Final) (1995-1996) | GG Portrait: Yuuki Akira (1996) | GG Portrait: Pai Chan (1996)
Others
Virtua Fighter (LCD) (1995) | Electronic Virtua Fighter (199x) | Virtua Fighter (R-Zone) (199x) | Virtua Fighter 3 Win-PC-Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Mobile (2008) | Virtua Fighter Cool Champ (2012) | Virtua Fighter Fever Combo (2014)
Demo discs
Java Tea Original Virtua Fighter Kids (1996)
Albums
Virtua Fighter: Akira/Kage (1994) | Virtua Fighter (1994) | Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter Maximum Mania (1994) | Virtua Fighter "Sega Saturn" Image by B-univ Neo Rising (1994) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sound Track (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Dancing Shadows (1995) | "Kuchibiru no Shinwa" (1995) | "Wild Vision" (1995) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 1: Shinshou Hassei (1995) | Virtua Fighter & Virtua Fighter 2 Music Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 2: Ryuuko Kaikou (1996) | "Kyouhansha" (1996) | Tianshi Xiang (1996) | "Ai ga Tarinaize" (1996) | "Eien no Mannaka de" (1996) | Virtua Fighter Complete Vocal Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 3: Koubou Banjou (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 On The Vocal (1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Original Sound Tracks (2002) | Virtua Fighter 5 Original Sound Track (2011) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 R Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 2 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter Best Tracks + One (2015)
Books
Virtua Fighter Maniax (1994) | Virtua Fighter Maniax Replays (1994) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1994) | Virtua Fighter Guide Book V-Jump (1994) | Virtua Fighter Ougi no Sho (1995) | Virtua Fighter Maniax for Windows (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.1 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Remix Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Complete (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.3 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Strategy Guide (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Perfect Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Game Guide Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter Graphics "Model 2" (1996) | Tokyo Virtua Monogatari (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Fighter's Bible (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Fan Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sega Saturn Fighting Manual (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Command Game Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.1 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Relax (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.2 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Honoo no Maki: Pai Chan Bukyou Gaiden (1996) | Fighters Mega Books Mix Ultimate Guide (1997) | Prima's Virtua Fighter 3: Unauthorized Arcade Secrets (1997) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Playing Guide (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Kanzen Kouryaku Doku Hon (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Perfect Guide (1998) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 3tb (1999) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 4 (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Perfect Guide (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Red Book: Elementary Phase (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Yoku Wakaru Haoh Yousei Dojo (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Blue Book: Advanced Phase (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 The Complete (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Perfect Guide (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Green Book: Law of the Junkies (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution: Yokuwakaru Hisshou Senjutsu Shinan (2003) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary: Memory of Decade (2003) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Master Guide (2004) | Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation: Judgement Six no Yabou Kouryaku Navigation (2004) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Orange Book: Junkies' Last Stand (2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 White Book: Keep It Real (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Black Book: Keep It Moral (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Technical Book (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Strategy Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 for PlayStation 3 Complete Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Masters Guide (2010)
TV and Film
Virtua Fighter CGMV (1994) | CGMV Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Eternal Battle (1995) | Virtua Fighter (1995) | Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune The Best Bout (1996) | Sega Official Video Library Vol. 2: Virtua Fighter Kids (199x) | Virtua Fighter 3 (Columbia video series) (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Shippuu no Shou "System" (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Geki no Shou "Battle" (1996)