Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

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VideoGamer.com: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is coming out for the Wii, but we’ve seen fighting games prove successful on the Xbox 360 and the PS3. Did you ever discuss releasing the game as downloadable titles on XBLA and PSN in the west, or was it always going to be a Wii game? Is there any chance that the game might be released on Xbox 360 and PS3 in the future?

RN: Currently, no, but we would like to see the reaction of the western market when we release the game on Wii. The other problem is the game is optimised for the Wii system, especially the graphics features, so if we were to port it to PS3 or Xbox 360 we would have to make the game from scratch, and in that case we might as well just make a sequel of the series on those consoles rather than porting it.

VideoGamer.com: We recently interviewed the producer of Tekken 6, who said that character unlocking is “outdated”. In Street Fighter IV you have to unlock certain characters – Akuma, Gouken and Seth. What’s your opinion on the character unlocking debate?

RN: Personally speaking I quite like the idea of rewarding the players for what they’ve put into the game. Often the unlocked characters are quite tricky ones. If you were to start playing with that character from the start you might not really like it so much, so I quite like letting the players play with basic characters and learn the basics first, and then move on when they’ve reached a certain level to more tricky characters.

VideoGamer.com: Will you have to unlock characters in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars?

RN: We are probably going to unlock all the characters in the Japanese version, but the new additional characters that we’re going to put into the western SKU will be locked.

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VideoGamer.com: Who is your favourite character on the Capcom side and why, and who is your favourite character on the Tatsunoko side and why?

RN: It’s a difficult choice! It’s hard to pick because I’ve put so much time and effort into every single one of them. From Capcom’s side, I might have said my favourite otherwise someone else, but at this moment it’s Roll, because she’s a crazy character. She’s the only one who can heal. She fights with a mop and a bucket. Anything she does is fun. She also has a theme song. It probably won’t make it to the western market, but she has a Japanese lyric vocal song. Her theme song is the only one with actual voices in it. Everything about her is unusual. From Tatsunoko’s side it would have to be Ken the Eagle, because he’s the basic character. We based all of the other models on him. I worked on him the most. From both series, Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan, they’re from the same franchise. Those two are my favourite from Tatsunoko.

VideoGamer.com: You mentioned you worked on Street Fighter IV. Looking back, is there any character you feel is over-powered?

RN: Well first of all I might have to apologise! Does he involve being slightly blinded and scarred [laughs]?

VideoGamer.com: I agree!

RN: Yes, Seth and perhaps Sagat might have turned out a little bit stronger than we expected. But then again a good player of another character can always beat a good Sagat player or a good Seth player. I don’t think it’s too out of proportion, but we do acknowledge that they turned out a bit more powerful than we expected.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is due out exclusively for the Wii. A release date has yet to be set.

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Shipo's Avatar


kwel me been wundering when
Posted 02:16 on 19 September 2009
gamingmatrix's Avatar


The official web site for the North American release of this game, has been created. The game will be released in North America some time in January 2010;
I am hoping that Mad Catz will develop a FightPad similar to the one it developed for Street Fighter IV (http://streetfighter.gameshark.com/), for this game.
Here is a video clip of the game featuring the character "Ryu" from the Street Fighter series;
Posted 01:59 on 19 September 2009
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can't wait for this.
Posted 11:10 on 15 July 2009
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I am a fan of animé on a casual level, so all the Tatsunoko character are unknown for me. Thus, this game peaks my interest as the Capcom characters will provide me with a security net if I won't like the Tatsunoko characters.

However, if I do like them, I'll search the whole www for information and where I will get them.

So, thumps up for everyone who's writing about the game. It'll be interesting to see how this will fare in the West.
Posted 05:35 on 15 July 2009
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Posted 21:25 on 13 July 2009
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wyp100@ pblive

I don't think the box art has been finalised, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Ryu and Chun-Li most prominent - I'd imagine Ken the Eagle will be on the front, too.
Posted 16:27 on 13 July 2009



If I were Capcom I'd add 'characters from famous Anime series Gatchaman...etc' somewhere on the front of the box too. Still, having Mark featuring on the artwork as in the screenshot should do the trick since he looks pretty much the same as his G-Force counterpart. Jun is nicer, especially the shots of her transforming during the mini-series *ahem*
Posted 16:15 on 13 July 2009
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wyp100@ pblive

Agreed - but the brand name Tatsunoko is unknown, and that's what's going to be on the game box.
Posted 16:10 on 13 July 2009


Westerners haven't heard of Tatsunoko?

I guess that's true, but they may know more than they think if they've seen G-Force (the English language version of Gatchaman), Speed Racer or the popular Macross anime.

Nice article, by the way.
Posted 16:08 on 13 July 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 29/01/2010
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Beat 'em Up
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 1,259 33
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