Virtua Fighter’s Akira playable in console version of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax
posted on 08.29.14 at 11:06 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Boss character becomes playable with Pai Chan on support.

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

Virtual Fighter‘s Akira Yuki, who appears as a boss character in the arcade version of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, will be playable in the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita home console versions, Sega announced.

Pai Chan, also from Virtua Fighter, will join the playable Akira as an assist character.

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is due out for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on November 13.

Thanks, Dengeki.

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  • Tetsu

    Akira is the shit!

  • PrinceHeir

    Juunen Haiyan Da Yo!

  • Rafael Martines


  • TetsuyaHikari

    What’s the deal with Akira (or VF characters in general) popping up in other fighting games as of lately anyway? :p

    • DrForbidden

      Sega is too lazy or too broke to make a new VF game, so licensing their existing characters out is a way to make some money without actually having to do anything.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Sounds like Sega is a pimp.

        • DrForbidden

          Hmmm… never thought about it that way, but now that you mention it, the shoe sort of fits…

        • MrFinalgamer

          If Sega is a pimp, that adds a whole new layer of symbolism to all the Miku games.

          • Skerj

            Or an Ike and Tina relationship. “Now, you listen to me. I MADE you. You were nothing before you met me, and you ain’t gonna be nothing without me.”

      • PuertoRicanStyL

        This game is published by SEGA…

        • DrForbidden

          But not developed by Sega.

      • ShadowFang

        And don’t forget, they also probably just don’t have an idea of where to take the series post-VF5. It’s not like Yu Suzuki is there anymore to have any vision for new entries.

        “Lack of vision” seems to be a problem that’s plaguing more than a few older-school Japanese publishers nowadays. Capcom suffers from it too, and all their visionaries have left for places like Tango Gameworks (Shinji Mikami), Comcept (Keiji Inafune) and Platinum Games (Hideki Kamiya, Atsushi Inaba); it’s sad.

  • Afi Lubis

    EXCELLENT! Time to elbow those worst Dengeki waifu.

  • Digidyne017

    Now, wheres my NA release date and my $40?

    • OverlordZetta

      I saw it in my dreams recently. Have you tried yours?

      Seriously though, these kinda of things are licensing hell. I can’t see it.

  • Kenny ケニー

    Please add Kazuma Kiryu as one of the playable and Haruka as assist character!!! PLEASE SEGA :D

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah snub Ryo Hazuki and Lan Di right

  • Kayseur

    Eh… Since I’m buying this game for the Dengeki franchises I sincerely hope that’s not the only console exclusive we’re getting. I don’t care about Akira, and I’m fine with more girls.

    (Except if Sega wants to put some Valkyria Chronicles characters, then please do.)

  • Theotanasia

    Ookami Ryouko would be nice, Dokuro-chan too. xD

    • Onodera Kosaki

      Ookami yeah:)

  • GozuTennai

    Wonder if sega will choose to continue with virtua fighter?

    I hope so, it’d be a shame for it to fade away like a lot of segas other works.

  • Hagaren

    Accelerator would be great, hope he makes it in somehow.

    • Kaitou

      Kaitou Kid >>>>>

      Good avatar.

      • Hagaren

        Thank you! :)

  • Guiliano

    Virtua Fighter is very good fighter games.

  • Guy Incognito

    Wonder how he plays. VF2 on the Megasis didn’t quite do a 2d Akira justice.

  • Urzenshi

    I have a feeling that they’re gonna reveal Dreamcast (Pink-haired girl with a Sword) soon. She was seen in one of the Trailers, appearing for a second or two. I mean we have Akira from Virtua Fighter from SEGA, so having a SEGA Console-tan being in the game is a possibiltiy.

  • zero7360

    i was kinda hoping that they would add ethan waber to the roster with a karen assist. yknow, to give the PSO/PSU franchise some love.

  • Rawindra

    I just wish TK joining in as well including Hayabusa (+ Momiji) [Mid-Boss, along with Akira] & Orochi (+ Kyubi no Kitsune) [Final Boss, in place of Akira]