Sonic The Fighters Adds Playable Metal Sonic, Eggman, Honey
This evening, Sega of Japan released a three minute trailer promoting the five arcade titles the company plans to re-release on XBOX Live and PSN.
The titles, dubbed the Model2 Collection, include Sonic the Fighters, Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, Virtua Striker, and Virtual On. The first three in that batch look to be coming later this year in Japan for 800 MSP each, or the US equivalent of $10 on PSN.
Of note, these editions appear to be faithful re-creations as seen in the original Model 2 hardware, with a few additions. In the case of Sonic the Fighters, those additions are what appear to be Metal Sonic, Dr. Eggman, and Honey the Cat to the roster, presumably playable. It would be the first time that’s happened for the game. In all cases, there appears to be an online component, so get ready to challenge players around the world.
A website has also opened for the collection, and it’s there we found the selection of screenshots for Fighters, Vipers, and VF2. They are in the gallery below, after the trailer. These games will almost certainly come stateside, it’s just a matter of when. We’ll keep you up to date on further developments.