Update: Sega Heroes adds new Virtua Fighter characters starting with Pai Chan and Kage-Maru available now plus more in the coming weeks

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 1, 2020 at 8:07 a.m. PST

Update: Virtua Fighter's Kage-Maru is now available in Sega Heroes as the second character from the franchise alongside Pai Chan. Original story and updated gallery follow.

Sega's enormous back catalog of video games and franchises are among the most iconic in the entire industry, especially when you look back at their 90's console-making era.

Virtua Fighter was once chief among those as one of the world's first major 3D fighting games though now the series' characters can now be enjoyed in a much different title.

Mobile game Sega Heroes has now added Virtua Fighter characters to their fairly large roster starting with Pai Chan, and more will become available to unlock in the coming weeks.

Pai is of course one of the leading heroines of the VF franchise since the original game alongside the likes of Sarah though her appearance in this game seems to be largely based on Virtua Fighter 5.

She serves as a new red hero in Sega Heroes featuring skills that allow Pai to buff her teammates using her movie star powers and perform rapid strikes against the enemies.

For those who don't know, Sega Heroes is a match three RPG title that first released in 2018 that features dozens of classic characters from franchises including Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Jet Set Radio, Super Mokey Ball, Altered Beast, Crazy Taxi and House of the Dead among others.

More Virtua Fighter characters will be joining the game with the next dropping next week though we don't their identities. It's probably a safe bet, however, we'll see other series staples included in the mobile title like Akira, Sarah, Jacky and Kage-Maru.

In celebration of the fighting games characters' arrivals, Sega themselves will be streaming arcade playthroughs of the five main Virtua Fighter titles on their Twitch account beginning with Pai tomorrow, January 24, at 8 a.m. PT.

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