Virtual On Series Might Have Comeback Plans For 20th Anniversary

By Eugene . September 18, 2013 . 2:28pm


Recently, Virtual On received a memorial talk show live on Nico Nico, bringing in Sega designer Mori Yasuhiro (right) alongside model makers Volks and Hasegawa. The talk show also featured exhibition matches from the series.


Of note, at the end of the event, Sega’s Mori made two cryptic comments sure to inflame gossip. First, Mori stated “Virtual On is still alive!” He then went on to add that “Something might wake up [on Virtual On’s 20th anniversary]”. The series celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015.


Whether this means a new game could be in development or just a spur of the moment line remains to be seen. The talk show centered primarily around how both model makers created their line of plastic model kits. Sega’s Mori provided them with “high end CG” capable of being rendered and understood, said both makers.


The exhibition matches were for Virtual On, Virtual On Force and Virtual On Oratorio Tangram and were one-on-one battles.


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  • Oh yes, a new Virtual On would be amazing.

  • Ramengeddon

    I will burn all the babies for a new virtual ON

  • oh goodness I sure hope a comeback is planned

  • Whatever it is, it’s not coming Stateside.

    I have no faith in Sega bringing Virtual On out in the US after they refused to bring over the XBLA version of the original.

    • Bigabu Beaze


  • Zeether

    I can’t wait for it to not come out here because Sega doesn’t care about it in the US anymore. You have to make a Japanese PSN account for the original and Force has to be imported. Sega hates the US.


    Takeru is feeling some intense hype right now

  • Teepo 64

    Considering this is the Virtua On series, I don’t see it releasing here in America for the PlayStation 3. :

    • 60hz

      Considering this is the Virtual On series – i’ll be importing it no matter what.

  • Aristides

    How about Vita On! 2014 :P

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