Final Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX Location Tests Underway, First Screenshots of Virtua Fighter’s Akira and Pai Released

By on February 28, 2014 at 1:19 am

With an official release scheduled for sometime in March, Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX is currently seeing a final round of location tests at three separate Japanese game centers: Club SEGA Shinjuku Nishiguchi, SEGA Akihabara Building 1, and Ikebukuro GiGO, all located in Tokyo. These showings include all of the previously revealed characters, allowing players one last chance to try the game before its official release next month.

In other news, the folks over at 4Gamer recently released the very first screenshots of Virtua Fighter’s Akira Yuki and Pai Chan, who will be serving as the title’s boss characters. Akira and Pai will be designated as main and support characters, respectively.

It’s currently unknown if these guests will join the playable cast in the future. Feel free to let us know what you think through the comments section.

Sources: Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX, 4Gamer via Tsuntenshi

  • Afi Lubis

    Can’t wait to see him as a playable character. He went badass, there.

  • JohnGrimm

    Boy these sprites look awful.

    • ArmoredBoar

      Go suck a one frame knee.

    • So are you volunteering to make the sprites for them?

      • JohnGrimm

        You can’t seriously be using the “You can’t judge if you aren’t capable of doing better” argument. I don’t have to be an artist to have an opinion on sprites.

        • Aojiroi

          you realize that stills of a sprites in action are always going to have some aliasing to them yeah? This doesnt look much different from kof12 imo. not quite as good but still a decent showing.

          • JohnGrimm

            That is a ridiculous statement. Tons of sprites look great in screenshots. KoF in general, 3S, Garou, Last Blade, Samurai Shodown, SF Alpha, GG,I wouldn’t say screenshots of any of these games look bad. THIS game though, the sprites look bad, the backgrounds look bad, the game visually just looks bad.

          • Aojiroi

            I stopped paying attention when you stated “Kof in general”
            troll harder

          • Eileithyia

            looks best than all those games that you mentioned to me. even better than Injustice. I guess, it’s all about opinion.

          • Aojiroi

            Trolls b trollin this games graphics look fine


      The problem with freeze frame animation like this is that you need to see it in action to be able to tell how the game is going to look. Castle crashers looks pretty shitty as a screenshot, but it’s the combination of frames together that gives the game a great look.

      It other words, we need to see more.

    • ウam ‏

      they capture the look of anime, bold cellshading with minimal line depths. I think they look beautiful, far better than any SF Alpha game ive played, but I suppose the problems you have on it are based on preference since you havent said much outside of “these sprites look awful” really

  • Sanger Zonvolt

    Akira actually looks interesting now.

  • BlackMasamune

    So Akira has a Kamehameha now?

    • JohnGrimm

      I guess they thought is actual moveset wasn’t good enough or possibly not anime enough so they decided to ruin it.

    • King9999

      That’s probably his SPOD.

    • I think it is supposed to be his byakko soushouda attack but with a huge hit effect, who knows 0_0

      • That random guy

        Or Hougeki Unshin Soukosho? It was his super in Project X Zone after all

    • airco

      It’s not a kamehameha, it’s his Hougeki Unshin Soukoshou ( with added visual effects.

  • That random guy


    So glad they used his VF2 outfit.

    • ArmoredBoar

      Technically it’s his VF5 costume B.
      VF2 Akira just has the same color scheme.

  • MrJechgo

    “It’s currently unknown if these guests will join the playable cast in the future. Feel free to let us know what you think through the comments section.”

    I really hope so, because having only 8 characters in the roster is gonna feel low. They have a tremendous amount of characters they can use, so surely they can push it to twice that number.

    • Gpop

      with the game coming out only next month it’s unlikely they’ll push that much. If anything, they’ll show two more characters before the release (either two new ones or one new and Akira, but I really hope the former).

      Worst case is that this is the final cast due to this being the final location test for people to test the characters out, which would suck (I’m STILL hoping for Taiga)

  • going for a younger akira I guess.

  • Longshotte

    I knew with that stage they had to add at least one character from one of their franchises.

  • RunningWild1984

    VF6 is gonna be a 2D fighter.

  • Amir

    The main thing that catches my eye is that both player sides show “Challenger” on the top.

    Usually when facing a CPU, the one side would still say “Press Start” or “Insert Coin”.

    Makes me assume that Akira IS playable.


    Gentlemen, we are witnessing history.
    Finally, after 20 years…they have managed to make a shitty version of Akira.

    Stay tuned for more ground-breaking content from Japan, the MASTERS of ruining things that were once great.

    • Cristopher Vidor

      Stop pretending you’re so manly for not liking anime graphic style, your overreaction over a screenshot actually make you look sissy. Also I don’t know what games you play, but it’s most likely japanese and anime related. So yeah, maybe you’re just too old for the new?

    • Amir

      Even worse than the one in VR FIGHT vs TAKEN 2? XD

  • Rawindra

    Because Akira is a difficult character, I’m pretty sure Akira’s a charge character like his Byakko Soushoda for example. All we need are: Sonic & Tails, Tecmo Koei characters (NG: Ryu Hayabusa & Momiji, DOA: Ayane & Hayate. i was planning for Sterk due to TK’s ownership & Kasumi but… oh well -|-_-|-)