Virtua Fighter’s Scrapped Characters Unearthed After 23 Years
Virtua Fighter was a game that went through all sorts of changes during development – thanks to early screenshots, we know that Jeffry was known as Willy, Kage was called Yagyu and Akira didn’t even exist.
But now, thanks to the glory of MAME cheats, we can finally see some of the game’s best-kept secrets in action. They include an early version of Akira who looks rather like Jin Kazama, the Fighters Megamix character Siba (known here as Majido) and Jeff, a military guy who looks like Tekken’s Prototype Jack. Then there’s a few different versions of a boss model, that was ultimately rejected in favour of Dural.
Feast your eyes on these guys below!