Our friends at VFDC are on a mission to convince SEGA to port Virtua Fighter 5R to home consoles. SDTEKKEN fully supports the fighting game genre and it’s community so we ask all our readers to help participate and spread the word! Click below for FULL details on how you can help get VF5R to home consoles!
Petition for VF5R on Console (From VFDC front page):
A well known and respected VFer in Japan, Kamaage, was invited to meet with SEGA on the 28th January 2010. Leading up to this meeting, Kamaage approached VFDC with an opportunity to express our desire to have Virtua Fighter 5R ported to console directly to SEGA. He suggested we put together a document that explained a little about VFDC along with personalised messages from players in the community. If the document could reach 100 or so pages, then surely SEGA would be impressed, or so Kamaage thought!
After his meeting, Kamaage informed us that while the document was impressive, it simply wasn’t enough. Kamaage now has another opportunity to pass our document to SEGA, but it must have more impact, at least 5x more!
The new target is 500 pages!
How You Can Help!
Simply post a reply leaving a message expressing your desire to play VF5R on console. Feel free to share your VF playing history, why you like the game, etc. To lend weight to your message, please leave your real name, and your location along with your post.
Originally sent from Myke at VFDC:
I’m emailing you in the hopes that you could lend a hand in a campaign we’re currently running over at VFDC. It’s the familiar tale of VF fans world-wide (specifically, outside Japan) wanting SEGA to port the latest incarnation of the VF series — Virtua Fighter 5R — to consoles. To date, VF5R is only available in Japanese arcades and SEGA have not even hinted at plans to bring it home.
Recently, we at VFDC were approached by a reputable VFer in Japan, Kamaage, who also happens to run a popular Japnaese VF site. His recent interview with MSN News Japan caught SEGA’s attention, mainly due to the deficiencies he highlighted in how SEGA interact with the community. This resulted in an invitation by SEGA to discuss these matters further. Kamaage, recognising this as a valuable opportunity, invited VFDC to rally together to express their desire to have VF5R ported to console.
Kamaage suggested to us that if we could put together a document of around 100 pages with some background on our community, along with player messages expressing their desire for VF5R on console, then it would surely impress the SEGA rep he was meeting. The meeting with SEGA took place on the 28th January 2010, and while the document did impress, Kamaage informed us that it was simply not enough.
However, discussions between the SEGA rep and Kamaage led to the conclusion that if the document was 5 times larger (i.e. approx 500 pages) then it would have far greater impact. If we can put such a document together, then Kamaage has another opportunity to pass it onto the development team as well as the President of SEGA.
This is where you can help: If you could rally your respective communities to aid our cause, then I’d be ever so grateful. I’m not deluded into thinking that a 500 page fan-produced document is going to dictate how SEGA will spend their money, but I care enough to get a message across. And that message is that Fighting Game fans outside of Japan, from the casual to the hardcore, are tired of being treated as second rate citizens, and sometimes worse.
I thank you both for your time, and hope that we at VFDC may lean on the greater Fighting Game community during this time of need. If you need any more information regarding our plight, please don’t hesitate to ask.
(Myke @ VFDC)