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Samurai Pizza Cats Were Considered for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

by Pedro Hernandez - January 21, 2010, 12:31 pm PST
Total comments: 12 Source: Silicon Era

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's producer talks about the characters that they wanted in the game.

In a web chat hosted by Capcom, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom producer Ryota Niitsuma talked about some of the Tatsunoko characters that were considered to be in the game.

The first of these were the Samurai Pizza Cats. Known as Catto Ninden Teyandee in Japan, Capcom were in talks with Tatsunoko about their inclusion, but ultimately fell through.

"We at Capcom too, wanted to see the Samurai Pizza Cats in the game. We were in discussion with Tatsunoko productions to try to get them in the game. It went right up the last minute, but it didn't go through,"

Another Tatsunoko character that was considered for the game was Speed Racer, but the team felt his character was limited in terms of fighting moves. "They thought about Speed Racer, but he's just a race car driver. It would be hard to incorporate his race car into the game."

Finally, the producer confirms that the animated endings seen in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes will not be present in Ultimate All-Stars. Instead, the game will feature the previously announced endings by UDON.

Talkback

BlackNMild2k1January 21, 2010

Well, does that mean that there is no need for a boycott now that you know Capcom was trying to get Samurai Pizza Cats and it might be possible in a sequel?

UltimatePartyBearJanuary 21, 2010

Quote from: NWR_pap64

Another Tatsunoko character that was considered for the game was Speed Racer, but the team felt his character was limited in terms of fighting moves.  "They thought about Speed Racer, but he's just a race car driver. It would be hard to incorporate his race car into the game."

Can I just say "Speeeeed PUNCH!"

ryroJanuary 21, 2010

My brain just exploded.  Too much awesome to even handle.  Now can we POSSIBLY EVER GET a DVD release of the Pizza Cats series? 

EasyCureJanuary 21, 2010

Dammit.. at least they tried? :(

This game would be a MUST OWN for me if it included the Samurai Pizza Cats, Pheonix Wright and, why the hell not, Speed Racer! Guess I'll just have to buy it for Roll and Zero.. (fuck MegaMan Volnutt!)

AVJanuary 22, 2010

Quote from: UltimatePartyBear

Quote from: NWR_pap64

Another Tatsunoko character that was considered for the game was Speed Racer, but the team felt his character was limited in terms of fighting moves.  "They thought about Speed Racer, but he's just a race car driver. It would be hard to incorporate his race car into the game."

Can I just say " FALCON PUNCH!"

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You know what would been cool? If they included LINK from the Legend of Zelda  ;)

Just imagine Tatsunoko vs. Capcom vs. Super Smash Brothers  :cool;

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterJanuary 22, 2010

Quote from: EasyCure

Dammit.. at least they tried? :(

This game would be a MUST OWN for me if it included the Samurai Pizza Cats, Pheonix Wright and, why the hell not, Speed Racer! Guess I'll just have to buy it for Roll and Zero.. (**** MegaMan Volnutt!)

Actually, when I was doing research for this story I read that Capcom actually had Phoenix Wright planned for the game, and even had attacks designed after his courtroom yells. But then they realized that translating his attacks would have been a pain, and couldn't figure out anything else for him so they scrapped him.

Oh well, I still have the awesomely awesome Frank West :D

Backwards Flying DragonsJanuary 22, 2010

Right, they realized that something like "Objection!!!" would take up a ton of space on the screen, while the characters with the same meaning in Japanese wouldn't.  They'd either have to make the words look very funny, and different from how they were traditionally, or they'd have to  re-balance attacks, which they decided would be too difficult.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterJanuary 22, 2010

For comparison's sake, here's the English Objection caption:
http://www.aeropause.com/wordpress/archives/images/2008/07/pw-objection.gif

And here's the Japanese Objection:
http://www.court-records.net/rips/bubble-objection(japanese).gif

From the way the producer explains how they were planning the attack, each letter would be one hit (OB-JEC-TION!). This looks like would have been easier in Japanese than in English. Since all his super combo attacks would have been based on all his courtroom yells (HOLD IT, OBJECTION, TAKE THAT!) that means the team would have had to translate the words, then balance the attacks for each version. Too much work for one character it seems.

KDR_11kJanuary 23, 2010

IMO they should've made the whole bubble appear at once, hit with one strike and have PW do other things for other attacks (including punches and kicks, even if they look girly)

UltimatePartyBearJanuary 25, 2010

Quote from: Mr.

Quote from: UltimatePartyBear

Quote from: NWR_pap64

Another Tatsunoko character that was considered for the game was Speed Racer, but the team felt his character was limited in terms of fighting moves.  "They thought about Speed Racer, but he's just a race car driver. It would be hard to incorporate his race car into the game."

Can I just say " FALCON PUNCH!"

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Oh hey.  You get jokes.  Congrats.

Quote from: KDR_11k

IMO they should've made the whole bubble appear at once, hit with one strike and have PW do other things for other attacks (including punches and kicks, even if they look girly)

Or they could have represented that franchise with the Steel Samurai!

KDR_11kJanuary 26, 2010

The Steel Samurai wouldn't be representative of the franchise. Could just as well use Gant (special attack: Rape) at that point.

UltimatePartyBearJanuary 26, 2010

I don't remember where, but there was a discussion here that made it clear there were some Steel Samurai fans just waiting for something like that.

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