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Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters, Virtua Fighter 2 coming to XBLA and PSN

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 21, 2012 7:30AM PST

A trio of, er, well, maybe not 'classic,' but certainly vintage, Sega fighting games are coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next week. Sega has dug up its AM2 studio's face-punchers Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters, and Virtua Fighter 2 and plans to drop them digitally at $5 a pop.

1995's Fighting Vipers was, you may recall, the game that revolutionised the genre by letting you kick a lady's clothes off to see her digital underwear. Sonic the Fighters came in 1996 as Sega started to really ramp up the awful sprawling expanded Sonic universe, but on the plus side did let you kick Tails in the face. Lastly, 1994's Virtua Fighter 2 was, well, the sequel to Virtua Fighter.

Sega says that they're "complete versions of the arcade originals," jazzed up with online multiplayer and achievements. They'll hit the North American PlayStation Network on November 27 and Xbox Live Arcade on November 28, costing $5 each, then the European PSN on December 5.