Sega Resurrecting Three AM2 Arcade Fighting Games for PSN, XBLA

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Virtua Fighter 2 you’ve no doubt heard of, but Fighting Vipers and Sonic the Fighters are a bit more obscure in the fight game scene. Whether you’ve heard of or played them before or not is no concern, because all three are making a comeback via digital download in less than one week.

Sega AM2’s trio of cult-classic arcade fighters will be releasing on PSN in North America on November 27th and November 28th on Xbox Live Arcade, with European PSN launches scheduled for December 5th. The three titles will sell for the low price of $4.99/400 MS Points apiece, and will feature full online multiplayer support and trophies/achievements.

Here’s a bit more about these retro fighters:

Virtua Fighter 2

In 1994, Virtua Fighter 2 followed in the footsteps of its hit predecessor by bringing breakthrough 3D graphics and fighting gameplay to arcades. The title’s combination of deep combat and unique arenas led it to quickly become one of the flagship titles on the SEGA Saturn™ when it arrived on the console in 1995.

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Fighting Vipers

Fighting Vipers came to arcades and the SEGA Saturn the following year, in 1996, adding a new concept that was a fighting game first: destructible armor. Players could maximize their damage dealt by destroying an opponent’s protective gear, and could then finish the round by punching or kicking the other player right through the arena’s walls.

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Sonic the Fighters

Sonic the Fighters’s arrival in arcades in 1996 offered players a first-ever opportunity to take to the ring with characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, including Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose. Players had to battle their way through eight stages to collect chaos emeralds and once again thwart the evil plans of Dr. Robotnik and Metal Sonic!

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