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Capcom Officially Confirms Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom in America

by Lukasz Balicki - May 18, 2009, 11:41 am PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Capcom Unity

Despite all the copyright issues, the big Capcom fighter will invade America.

Today, the official Capcom blog confirmed that Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars is coming to North America. The July issue of Nintendo Power will have an article about the title and more information will be revealed at E3 next month. For those keeping score, this is the first of two mystery games that will be at E3.

Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom is a fighting game that was released last December in Japan. The fighting game features characters from the Capcom universe, and characters from the Tatsunoko universe. Check out our import review for more details about the Japanese version.

Currently there is no announced release date or other information regarding the North American version.

Talkback

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusMay 18, 2009

Excellent to see this officially confirmed. I absolutely love this game, so it'll be nice to see it all in English. Hopefully online and new characters do appear, as suggested by the Nintendo Power article.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusMay 18, 2009

If Capcom's second mystery game is Monster Hunter 3, I will officially never say anything bad about Capcom. Even though the RE ports, this redeems Capcom in my eyes. 

NinGurl69 *hugglesMay 18, 2009

OH FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD, I SAID BACON AND EGGS.  /tourettes guy

Monster Humper 3 and Tetsuo Vs. Capcom are not mysteries.  We know what these are already.  They're just "durrr Capcom, you were supposed to bring these anyway" games cuz you told us about them a Cross-Generation of Failures ago.  When will you actually surprise Western audiences with in-house games that aren't niche Japaneezy franchises?

BlackNMild2k1May 18, 2009

They have already confirmed MH3 for the US, its not one of their secret games.

I'm hoping that they also announce a version of MvC for WiiWare fully featured like the PSN & XBLA versions
There is no reason that those two systems can handle a last gen game and the Wii couldn't. I don't even know what Tatsunoku is, but I know I would love to play as Marvel characters.

and I don't want it as part of their "secret" game line up.

CalibanMay 18, 2009

I'm so getting this game.

NinGurl69 *hugglesMay 18, 2009

The "secret game" has got to be "WE LOVE GOLF+" -- Lotion Puss with LEON S. KENNEDY

DAaaMan64May 18, 2009

Check out this vid, makes this game look great:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8wN_7IFrnE

StogiMay 18, 2009

I really like how the music changes with the newest player on the field.

AVMay 18, 2009

ok so are they just hoping lawsuits don't happen or that sales will be good enough to fight the copyrights laws ??

BlackNMild2k1May 18, 2009

Well atleast I don't have to bother with SFII on the VC now since I can just get this instead.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusMay 18, 2009

Quote from: Mr.

ok so are they just hoping lawsuits don't happen or that sales will be good enough to fight the copyrights laws ??

They probably paid all the companies involved a licensing fee for the use of characters.

TJ SpykeMay 18, 2009

FOC is right, Capcom wouldn't be stupid enough to bring this over without reaching a deal with all of the copyright holders. They would sue and stop the game from even coming out and Capcom would probably have to sell millions of copies just to cover the costs of the lawsuits.

My guess is the game will probably be missing a couple of Tatsunoko characters due to licensing difficulty, but Capcom may add one or two new ones as replacements.

CalibanMay 18, 2009

It would be great if they also brought over the Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom arcade stick.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusMay 18, 2009

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

My guess is the game will probably be missing a couple of Tatsunoko characters due to licensing difficulty, but Capcom may add one or two new ones as replacements.

If that is true I hope the replacements are Samurai Pizza Cats and Speed Racer as both are Tatsunoko characters.

NinGurl69 *hugglesMay 18, 2009

Speed Racer Punch?

Speed Racer Kick?

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterMay 20, 2009

Quote from: NinGurl69

OH FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD, I SAID BACON AND EGGS.  /tourettes guy

Monster Humper 3 and Tetsuo Vs. Capcom are not mysteries.  We know what these are already.  They're just "durrr Capcom, you were supposed to bring these anyway" games cuz you told us about them a Cross-Generation of Failures ago.  When will you actually surprise Western audiences with in-house games that aren't niche Japaneezy franchises?

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom may not be a mystery game, but considering it faced a huge hurdle to surpass in its US release the fact that somehow Capcom managed it is good enough to celebrate.

Lord knows I've been dying for a versus game and the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 re-release does not count.

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