PixelPerfectGaming writes: During a time when 2D fighters ruled the arcade, Sega and AM2′s Yu Suzuki were working on a project that would revolutionize gaming as we knew it. In conjunction with aerospace technology firm Lockheed Martin, Sega released Virtua Fighter to arcades in 1993.
The first of its kind, Virtua Fighter brought the fighting genre to the 3rd dimension with (at the time) mesmerizing high-quality 3D graphics. Virtua Fighter paved the way for 3D fighters, inspiring franchises like Toshinden, Tekken, and Soul Calibur. The world of gaming would never be the same again.