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SEGA announced a few days ago a comeback Virtua Fighter After more than a decade of inactivity. The return to Open Spleen was welcomed, but it’s true that many fans want a big comeback with a new game in the form of the series. One such fan is director Katsuhiro Harada and has invited SEGA to continue the series and release an entirely new game.
In the latest video on his YouTube channel, Katsuhiro Harada, General Producer of Bandi Namco, spoke at length about the reveal Virtua Fighter 5: The Final Showdown.
Before anything else, Harada thanked SEGA for continuing the franchise, thus sharing the positive feelings fans showed in the ad. The developer believes SEGA has limited alternatives to getting back with the franchise and considers what they’ve done well given its over 10 years of IP inactivity.
However, Harada stated that he would have loved a new version or additional items that make it look different from the original game, aside from of course the visual improvements.
Katsuhiro Harada ha look a Virtua Fighter as a competitor
Katsuhiro Harada started his career as a developer 27 years ago, so when he was working TEKKEN He always saw himself as a competitor Virtua Fighter.
At first, Bandai Namco managers asked Katsuhiro Harada how long this would take TEKKEN to win the Virtua Fighter. Harada stated that it would be at least 10 years, his superiors replied that he would continue to develop it after that. I thought I’d do my best to beat them! Commented the producer, who considered his competitor a benchmark in the 3D fighting genre.
However, there was a point where TEKKEN There are no competitors precisely because there are no games Virtua Fighter.
It is important to clarify that Harada is not considered Street Fighter As a competitor because his battles are 2D and, therefore, different from the 3D battles of TEKKEN s Virtua Fighter.
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Harada fervently wishes to return in form virtual fighter
The creator stated that he always wanted to compete again with SEGA in some circumstances. «But I still don’t think SEGA is back in the same field,» said Harada. “Everyone really wants one thing… a Virtua Fighter 6. (…) This is only the beginning for me. I want them to roll the 6″.
According to Harada, his goal was to make players Virtua Fighter In their golden age they will taste TEKKEN and discover its attractiveness. Over time this has been achieved, but not in the way I would have hoped.
Harada noted that both franchises La Bandai Namco and Sega have a «friendly relationship». Oddly enough, Harada invited fighting game fans to believe in it Virtua Fighter Play it, because that will also help in a way that makes the combat titles fresh TEKKEN, continues to exist. He even mentioned that he would like fans of Virtua Fighter stop playing TEKKEN And back to your headline: «I’m not a masochist, but it’s the only thing that allows people to grow!» The developer explained.
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Harada ready to support Virtua Fighter
The developer acknowledges that Virtua Fighter Not in equal conditions to compete with her TEKKEN For this reason, he is willing to encourage and support SEGA to continue the series.
“I really want them to go Virtua Fighter 6. I hope this announcement leads to that, Harada said. Harada said, referring to the innovation that marked Virtua Fighter.
Harada saw that if SEGA continues with Virtua Fighter, perhaps the sixth installment has already made its debut and implemented an online arcade game, after which it will not only take the lead, but also revitalize the arcade business.
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The producer even commented that he wants to attract players for support Virtua Fighter He helped SEGA as long as the sixth iteration materialized and challenged his team at Banda Namco and he, back to «hostile» competition, as he put it. «Now I want to make a video game that’s like learning Virtua FighterHarada joked.
Harada didn’t stop there, but devised plans such as collaborating with SEGA and eventually organizing some kind of fighting games federation to be rivals again and fight side by side with them before his retirement (something similar to what happened with the rivalry with Tobunobu Itagaki when he announced that he was retiring):» I don’t want to end my career as a developer without this. I don’t have much time left as a developer, so SEGA, do me a favor. Let’s have one last match.»
So, Harada hopes he won’t say the same thing in a few years, but the situation will change and he can express: «Man, did they do that? I won’t let them win, I’ll beat them then time.»
You can watch the full interview below.
What do you think of Harada’s opinion? I wish there was a new installment of Virtua Fighter Totally new? Tell us in the comments.
Virtua Fighter 5: The Final Showdown It’s now available on PlayStation 4. It can also be played on PlayStation 5 with backwards compatibility. You can find more news about it if you visit this page.
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