Legendary SEGA development team AM2 has created some of the greatest arcade games ever: Virtua Fighter, Daytona USA, OutRun and more. So the studio's first game for 3DS has to be something really exciting, right? Well, it is if you like super-deformed vocaloids with blue hair.

That's not to say that Hatsune Miku Future Stars leaves all the studio's past work in the dirt: in an Iwata Asks interview (via Andriasang), AM2 big guns Makoto Osaki and Motoshi Takabe revealed much of the game's technology comes from Virtua Fighter. Miku's hair and the promotional videos displayed in-game, for instance, are both based on Virtua Fighter tech and have even been created by staff from SEGA's venerable fighting series.

Cutesy digital popstars are all well and good, but when are we going to get some Virtua Fighter action on a Nintendo format, SEGA? Virtua Fighter 2 on Virtual Console and dire GameCube RPG Virtua Quest just don't cut it.

[via andriasang.com]