Amidst the flurry of classic SEGA titles hitting XBox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network last week, it may come as no surprise to many that whispers of potential releases of other classic games are circulating.
A recent tweet from XBL enthusiast @lifeflower lists the “unannounced/rumoured” release of three classic SEGA titles including Fighting Vipers, Virtua Fighter and Sonic the Fighters, displaying a screen grab of a USK rating for each of the games on their release schedule page.
While still officially unconfirmed with no information on extra features these games may have, many fans will be happy at the potential prospect to revisit one of the lesser-known titles from the Sonic franchise, along with other seminal beat’em ups from the SEGA Saturn era.
Props to eagle-eyed SSMB members NiGHTS and goku202006 for spotting this!
…are Bark the Polar Bear and Bean the Dynamite, for this week’s Freak-Out Friday! (Sorry lassies! No dog puns today!)
Recognized by many as one-shot characters, Bark and Bean made their first and only appearance in the series within the 1996 beat-em-up Sonic the Fighters. Following that, the two were never to be seen, heard from, or playable again in a future Sonic title.
What many fans do not know, however, is that the duo made one more playable appearance following Sonic the Fighters! Bark and Bean have both returned to the ring once again in Fighters Megamix, a Virtua Fighters and Fighting Vipers crossover on the SEGA Saturn, with the two being unlockable characters!
With the game’s release back in late ’96, a Famitsu guidebook for the fighting game hit the shelves in Japan. Interestingly, the Fighters Megamix guide featured more than just character profiles for the cast; they’ve each had a short comic as well! And yes, that includes Bark and Bean!
Check out their comics down below! (Warning: It’s a tad Engrish.)
Bean’s comic is found after the jump!
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