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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Announced for Wii

by James Charlton - September 19, 2008, 12:56 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Official Capcom Site

Famitsu reveals Wii version of upcoming arcade fighting game from Capcom.

Capcom revealed through a recent Famitsu feature that they are developing a Wii version of their upcoming arcade fighting game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is the latest in Capcom’s “Vs” fighting game series. Previous installments had Capcom characters fighting with Marvel superheroes and SNK fighters.

The full character roster has not been released as yet, but the known Capcom characters include Ryu, Chun-Li, Alex (from Street Fighter III), Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers), Soki (Onimusha), Rock Volnutt (Mega Man) and even a mech from Lost Planet.

The Tatsunoko characters might not be as well known, but fans of the series might be happy to learn that Tekkaman, Yatterman, Casshan and Ken the Eagle are confirmed to be included in the roster.

The game is an arcade-style 2D fighting game and apparently plays similar to the previous “Vs” games. Players will choose two characters to fight with and can do combos and moves which use both at the same time.

The Wii version will also include some extra mini-games as a bonus, some of which allow up to four players. One mini-game shows Ryu charging up a fireball and firing at various objects to destroy them.

Capcom are planning to bring the game to North America in the future, but for now it will release in Japan on December 11.


EnnerSeptember 19, 2008

Hmm... plans for an NA release? I guess there's not much licensing hassle then. I don't think many Tatsunoko properties made it to these shores.

Now, I wonder how it will control with the Gamecube pad or the Classic Controller. I wonder if we'll be seeing any interesting Remote+Nunchuk shinnanigins.

nilcamSeptember 19, 2008

I really hope this is released domestically, though I do worry about licensing issues preventing that. Karas, Gatchaman and Casshern/Casshan are all licensed by different companies. But here's hoping for either a domestic release or a PS3 release so that fighter nerds like me can play this game.

ToruresuSeptember 19, 2008


Im buying one!


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