Despite the name 2DForever, I do have a soft spot for Virtua Fighter. I remember being wowed by the 3D graphics in arcades and buying a Saturn for the game alone.
It didn’t quite look like this. I was inspired to draw some of the blocky characters from Virtua Fighter thanks to a fellow artist’s approach to clothing practice.
To commemorate the fact that my Saturn died this Christmas (I will fix it!), I wanted to draw something from one of my favourite fighting games. Virtua Fighter appeals to the Japanese side of me… it’s super technical, incredibly fast paced and very arcadey!
I absolutely LOVE IT! I feel it captures the "spirit" of Virtua Fighter so amazingly well!
I'm really glad you like it - unsure if you'll log back in to see this message or not, but being a VF fan I'm a big fan of your site as well!
Sega were pioneers of 3D graphics. Giants in the arcade industry
Sorry about your Saturn. Know the feeling
Sorry to hear about your Saturn, hope that works out for ya!
That's something Sega really got right with their arcade games on their consoles. A lot of other arcade games that got ported to the consoles at the time (Playstation and what not) got lowered frame rate so it still felt better on the arcades
circa sega Saturn?!? oh the nostalgia...
I was just joking but partly pretty seriously saying that it'd be hilarious if Akira winds up being a 3D character model on that Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax game since he was announced as a boss character on it...yet they keep showing off his 3D model from VF5FS, and still not screenshots or art of him in-game.
I love me some 2D as well, man. Not to be all shilly, but the vast majority of my uploads are all pixel art, so if you wanna check it out, go right ahead 'cause you might appreciate some.
But yessah, keep on kickin' ass!
Now with block powers!