Sega renewed its trademark on Virtua Fighter, its 3D fighting game franchise, on July 4.
Sega released the first installment in its long-running Virtua Fighter series in arcades in 1993. The series is notable for its three-button punch/kick/block control system. Sega released five main installments in the series. Sega released the latest main installment, Virtua Fighter 5, in arcades in 2006. It released the latest Virtua Fighter 5 version, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, in 2010, and on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.
The game received a television anime adaptation in 1995.