Virtua Quest is a 3D Action/RPG that features both core RPG elements (exploration treasure gathering and character development) and a strong fighting component. The player assumes the identity of a young boy named Sei (pronounced "Say"). As the player explores each stage he/she will discover "Virtua Souls" - data clusters that contain information about the martial arts abilities of the legendary Virtua Fighter characters. These clusters give the player the ability to easily perform complex fighting moves. As the game's story progresses Sei discovers that only he can unlock the potential of the Virtua Souls and he subsequently gains the attention of an evil syndicate known as Judgment 6.