Virtua Tennis 3, the PS3-bound update to Sega's sports series, will bounce on to Sony's next-gen hardware complete with SixAxis-supporting motion-sensitive controls.
By tilting the pad you'll be able to move your player around the court - a bit like in Super Monkey Ball - or slam a shot across the net by wielding the pad like a tennis racquet.
To move you would tip the pad in the required direction - rolling it forward to go up the court, right to go to the right, and so on. And, as you can
Thursday 28 September 2006
With a little jet lag from the Tokyo Game Show, a new round of in-game action screens from PS3's Virtua Fighter 5 have arrived.
After its triumphant TGS appearance, where we couldn't tell the difference between the arcade game and the PS3 version, we're pretty excited to get lounge-side seats to the most intense fighter in town.
And while Sega's PS3 version of Virtua Tennis looks to be losing out on its online play, we hope both Sony and Sega put the time into
Virtua Tennis 3 for PlayStation 3 may not include an online multiplayer mode, after Sony failed to provide the game's developer with the right specs to make network matches possible, according to producer Mie Kumagi.
This would make Sega's tennis sim the second game that could potentially drop its online gaming features for PS3. Last week it was rumored that Tony Hawk's Project 8 was having the same problem, with Neversoft claiming it did not receive Sony's networking specs in time to
Saturday 23 September 2006
As much as we love new games, there's nothing quite like the tantalising sense of excitement of knowing that the sequel to one of your favourite series is coming to a new system.
Virtua Fighter has been the absolute deepest fighting game series around for years and it's also one of the most enjoyable to play. The latest arcade version - which you're not going to get to play unless you come to Japan or live near one of those rare arcades that still have real games -
Monday 18 September 2006
Virtua Fighter 5 is set to make the leap from arcade to PlayStation 3 next spring and this new batch of battling screens gives you a glimpse of the game's stunning backdrops, as well as the two new characters: El Blaze, a Mexican wrestling champ using the lucha libra fighting style; and Eileen, a Chinese fighter who uses the brilliant-sounding monkey kung fu approach.
Sega's Virtua Fighter 5 also enables you to create your own character, choosing from four costume
Friday 8 September 2006
We've compiled this huge Virtua Fighter 5 PS3 gameplay video, giving you the first chance to see the game in action.
The footage features seven of the game's characters slugging it out with each other, including Lion, Lei, Eileen, Akira, Lau, Pai and Aoi. Click the movies tab above to watch the five-match footage and get your first glimpse of how the hugely popular series will appear on PlayStation
Tuesday 29 August 2006
A fighting series so deep it practically needs lifeguards on duty in the arcades, Virtua Fighter was guaranteed plenty of attention even before its next-gen version turned up with visuals made of magic and PS3 exclusivity. To make up for PS3's general non-showing at last week's Leipzig Game Convention, we've got new footage of the game's characters in action - hit the movies tab above to watch.
Showing off VF5's acrobatic new entrants El Blaze (along with old hand Wolf)
Publisher Sega has unleashed five more videos of its upcoming PS3 exclusive, Virtua Fighter 5, and we've put them up for your continued viewing pleasure. Aside from showing off the beautiful backgrounds and detailed characters of the arcade version, the new clips feature five full, uncut fights, this time starring spiky-haired Jeet Kune Do fighter Jacky, kung-fu movie star Pai, ripped Vale Tudo expert Vanessa and mantis-style kung-fu artist Lion.
To see the clips in motion, just hit the Movies
Wednesday 19 July 2006
Sega has revealed a trailer of its forthcoming next gen beat-'em-up Virtua Fighter 5, which will be released for PlayStation 3 next spring.
The trailer initially focuses on the new additions to the fighting roster - the monkey kung fu expert Eileen and the Rey Mysterio look-a-like El Blaze, but then shows glimpses of all the returning characters.
Of course you'd expect impressive visuals from a PS3 game but it really is worth seeing Virtua Fighter 5 in full flow and
Five new videos of Virtua Fighter 5's arcade version hit today, and we've got 'em all for your viewing pleasure.
The new videos feature full, unedited matches between Kage the ninja, Aikido chick Aoi, drunken master Shun and Shaolin monk Lei-Fei - who, with the possible exception of Shun, aren't nearly as fun to watch as the new characters, Mexican wrestler El Blaze and monkey-style kung-fu artist