Only for arcades at the moment it seems though console players will have a new way soon too
Virtua Fighter may not exactly be the 3D juggernaut it was in the ’90s, but Sega is finding some new ways to keep the support going (somewhat).
Sega announced this weekend that Virtua Fighter 3tb Online that’ll be releasing in just a few days though there will be a different new way to play the game soon as well.
This new version of VF3 will be coming to the ALL.Net arcade systems starting November 28, so it’ll basically be exclusive for Japan for now.
Sega confirmed the more modern release won’t make any balance changes and will pretty much focus on adding online support likely based on what they previously did with Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown from 2021.
For those who don’t know or don’t remember, Virtua Fighter 3tb originally released as an updated version to the original game all the way back in 1997 with the big selling feature being the new team battle matches.
Up until this point, VF3tb has only really been sold by itself for home consoles on the Sega Dreamcast, so it’s been one of the harder games to get access to outside of japanese arcades.
Even the Yakuza games have avoided including VF3tb in their offerings and pretty much focused on Virtua Fighter 2 and 5 Final Showdown before.
Fret not, however, as it looks as though Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will finally include Virtua Fighter 3tb in its classic mini-games, so home users will have an easier way to play when it releases on January 26, 2024.
Like previous Yakuza games, though, you won’t be able to natively play online presumably.
You may not be easily able to play it yet, but you can at least check out the trailer for Virtua Fighter 3tb Online below.