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Virtua Fighter (universe)

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Virtua Fighter (universe)
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Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Yu Suzuki
Seiichi Ishii
Genre(s) Fighting
Console/platform of origin Arcade
First installment Virtua Fighter (1993)
Latest installment Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown (2021)

Virtua Fighter (バーチャファイター, Virtua Fighter) is Sega's long-running series of fighting games, notable for inventing the 3D fighting game.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Though Virtua Fighter is never directly referred to within this game, Sonic's jab is based off the ubiquitous Sega punch-punch-kick jab combo from the series.[1]

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Virtua Fighter is represented in this game by downloadable content costumes for Mii Brawlers based on Akira Yuki, the main protagonist of the series, as he appears in the first Virtua Fighter game, and Jacky Bryant as he appears in the fifth game.

Mii Costumes[edit]



In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Virtua Fighter is represented again in this game by downloadable content costumes for Mii Brawlers, along with Akira appearing as an assist trophy.

Assist Trophy[edit]

Akira: Akira appears as an Assist Trophy in Ultimate, still in his original polygonal model from the first game, with recycled voice clips from Virtua Fighter 4.

Mii Costumes[edit]

The Akira and Jacky costumes from Smash 4 return as downloadable content. They were released alongside Terry.




Akira also appears as a spirit.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability
Spirit of Akira from the Virtua Fighter series.
★★★★ 3 3966 9918 2098 5245 1716 4292 Fist Attack ↑

Games with elements appearing in the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Virtua Fighter[edit]

  • Playable Characters:
  • Assist Trophy:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Akira Yuki appears as an assist trophy.
  • Spirit:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Akira Yuki appears as a spirit.

Virtua Fighter 2[edit]

  • Music:
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 "Begin a New Challenge": Used in the Mii costume reveal trailer for both Akira and Jacky, in both Smash 4 and Ultimate.

Virtua Fighter 4[edit]

  • Assist Trophy:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Akira Yuki reuses voice archives from this game.

Virtua Fighter 5[edit]

  • Playable Characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Jacky Bryant's Mii costume is based on his appearance in this game.


  • Virtua Fighter is the only third-party Assist Trophy universe to not have a standalone game on the Nintendo Switch. The Sega Genesis version of Virtua Fighter 2 is available as part of the Sega Genesis Classics compilation for the Switch.
  • True to the original game traditions (except certain spin-offs and/or crossovers), the Virtua Fighter, Tekken and ARMS casts are restrictively spoken in their native languages in all international versions of their Smash appearances.