Tatsunoko vs. Capcom confirmed for US, EU

Publisher's latest cross-brand fighter to be shown off alongside Marvel vs. Capcom 2 at E3 in June, will be Wii-exclusive.

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Toward the end of April, Capcom laid out its plans for the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, which is set to descend upon the Los Angeles Convention Center June 1-4. Along with confirming the appearance of high-profile titles such as Lost Planet 2, Dead Rising 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and Dark Void, the publisher teased the exhibition of two mystery projects.

Can't have a Capcom mash-up without Ryu and Chun-Li.

Today, one of those mystery titles lost its incognito status, as Capcom confirmed via its official blog that cross-brand fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars will see release in North America exclusively for the Wii. The game was originally released in December in Japan, but its release status in other regions had been called into question due to a complicated network of character-licensing issues.

Not unlike Capcom's popular Marvel vs. Street Fighter series, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars pits a number of characters from two popular franchises against one another. The game's Japanese release saw nine characters from Tatsunoko Productions' various anime franchises join the same number of fighters from Capcom's stable.

In Japan, Capcom's roster included the likes of Street Fighter greats Ryu and Chun-Li, as well as Morrigan of Darkstalkers fame, Okami's Yami, and Viewtiful Joe. The Tatsunoko roster of anime characters in Japan included Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Tekkaman from Tekkaman: The Space Knight, and Gold Lightan of Golden Warrior Gold Lightan.

Capcom promises to deliver more information on the US release of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars in the coming weeks leading up to E3.

Update: Capcom has since confirmed to GameSpot that the title will be coming to the Wii in Europe as well, with more details about the EU release promised at E3.

Discussion

249 comments
tom95b
tom95b

This game looks really cool. I love 2D fighters!

TwinTiger
TwinTiger

Finally! I can't wait til it comes out.

dth_dlr
dth_dlr

think i'll give it a miss. but its a good news for European and North American wii owners.

pakhair
pakhair

Finally the game made it's way to the Western Audience............... it took some time but it's a great game, Especially for WII

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hhap52
hhap52

the dude behind Ryu looks so familiar.

p-at-rick
p-at-rick

AWESOME !!!!! :D:D I LOVE YOU CAPCOM!!

DesertClawX2X
DesertClawX2X

There is a God out there, and his name is Seth Killian. :D When I first heard that this was going to be a Japan-only release, I was po'ed because the PS3/360 owners were getting all the good fighters (SFIV, SCIV, KOFXII, T6) and I'd be stuck playing Brawl for the rest of my life (no offense to Brawl; it's still a great game). Now that this game is coming over here, you can only imagine how many joyful tears I'm shedding. Kudos to Seth and all the guys at Capcom for making a miracle happen. 8) BTW, is it too late to make a request for Speed Racer? :P So... who wants to join me in a group shout of "YESH!"?

BLuFAlc0n
BLuFAlc0n

@kiramasaki PS3 has the best controls for fighting games comapred to the Wii and 360. Except..... Nintendo created the Classic Controller, which beats the PS3 in terms on Fighting Games, because the Classic Controller is based on the SNES Controller! 360 is the WORST when it comes to Fighting Games, because the 360 is designed for shooters, NOT FIGHTING GAMES! Those games mentioned are hyped.... just becaused it's Hyped doesn't mean it's a great game! But RE4 is better than 5

true_hurdler
true_hurdler

This game looks too fun...just wish it was for the other consoles as well o_O

ericlegend88
ericlegend88

O,M.G am soooo happy ive been waiting for a game like this 2 come out for the wii ooo yhaaa lets hope for online n wii speak

rawr215
rawr215

mvc2 had 50+ characters... this have how many T__T o well.. the gfx will make it up, i'll give it a shot!

Madmangamer364
Madmangamer364

Considering the difficulties it must have taken for Capcom to get this game outside of Japan, this is pretty cool news! I think a lot of people were disappointed when they found out that this game had next-to-no chance of reaching North America and/or Europe, myself included, so I have to give a lot of credit to Capcom for pulling this off. Looking forward to being able to get my hands on it one day! Thank you Capcom! :D

SearchBomber
SearchBomber

Axcel: MegaMan Trigger and classic Roll are both in the game. kiramasaki: What did I JUST tell you about that Shift key?! It's not there simply for decoration!

kejigoto
kejigoto

YES!!! Day one purchase for sure.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

Yay? A decent fighter is plenty fun in way, but the appeal of using an established brand is in recognition. Tatsunoko properties have a vague at best presence over here.

dmfreak
dmfreak

hmmm if speed racer will be included in that game, i wonder what kind of attacks he'll do? driving and crashing his mach 5 to his opponents? any ideas?

taddia
taddia

OH MY FFFFFFFFKING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O_________O

sonicthemegaman
sonicthemegaman

Wow. You guys hated that comment that much? Look, its noot like I ant to hate this system. I just stated my opinion. Im still looking forward to this game.

angry_girlgamer
angry_girlgamer

Wow, is that Cassharn/Casshern? and TEKKAMAN!!! F*** YEAH! (if you don't know Casshern, watch the movie, they were kind enough to have english subtitles, greatest anime2liveaction movie ever, hands down.)

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

@bluefalcon what you are basing whether a console is designed for a game based on the controller, have you seen the wii mote its not exactly for fighters either, if your argument is based on the controller than ps3 has the best controller for fighter followed closely by xbox 360 and i know you are not in your right mind, granted re 5 is not as good as 4, but bioshock and dead space were both beast games, especially bioshock with the story and atmosphere, there is honestly no way you could say these games suck with a straight face

token78109
token78109

why is everyone saying this game wont make it over here in the us. the game has been in arcades since at least december and if they didnt want it on the wii why is there special edtion fight sticks for the wii from hori

hibbler123
hibbler123

it's the wii against the world .............the wii is the best gaming console period hands down xbox/ps3 will copy off the big N.. DON'T 4GET BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGESSO 360 IT TIME 4 ZBOX 720 /@ /PS3 ITS TIME 4 SP4 THATS STANDS 4 --------STATION PLAY 4 THE XBOX HAVE MADE ABOUT 3=4 360 TYPES @ PS HAVE ABOUT THE SAME THE WII HAS 1 THAT IS KICKN @ZZ ... THE LILTLE ENGINE THAT COULD WE HAVE THE((((((( Wii))))))

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

I don't know who Tatsunoko is so I'll stick to Marvel.

wiifan001
wiifan001

Imma get all HADOUKEN!!! on some Tatsunoko players. :twisted:

soulslayer1
soulslayer1

People complaining about "Oh why can't it be on this or that".....deal with it, it's clearly a Wii exclusive and there's no changing it....and besides PS3/360 have their Street Fighter 4, it's about time the Wii had it's own fighter that doesn't suck

webbut
webbut

oh crap after i have to get rid of my wii right....jerks

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

I was looking into importing this. I'm happy we're getting localised editions. Hrm, I don't think there is anyway to connect a TE fightstick to the Wii. Crap. I demand 360/PS3 release!

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I hope this turns out well since it'll have characters out of japan.

alsager777
alsager777

Tatsunoko?...im not familiar with there characters.But they seem to be cool...i hope they have Guile style fighter...i think it will rock the world. :)

Cody13_2012
Cody13_2012

Why can't it be on PS3 too, it looks awesome

BLuFAlc0n
BLuFAlc0n

@ shaun_ofda_dead Super Street Fighter 2 - (Wii owners, download it, NOW! It's as good as SF4) Samurai Spirits (Showdown) + 2 Samurai Spirits Anthology King of Fighters + Collection World Heroes World Heroes 2 Mortal Kombat (I don't like MK) Naruto Shippuden: GNT EX3 Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 BLEACH: Versus Crusade DBZ: Sparkling METEOR! Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Street Fighter 2 Turbo + World Worrior + Championship Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Just feel like saying it! 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズX ....more than that!!! soon enough: Tatsunoko vs Capcom! Tekken 6 ! Street Fighter 4!

sonicthemegaman
sonicthemegaman

The Wii is such a terrible system. Hopefully this and the TMNT Smash up game will change that.

BLuFAlc0n
BLuFAlc0n

@shabulia As you see, why it's Wii-Only is because it's suppose to be Japan-Only! Capcom tried propa hard to release this game outside Japan! In Japan, do you know what's the best-selling 7th Gen home console? The Wii, and this game cannot run on the PS2 because the Arcade-Board is made for Wii! 360/PS3 owners got theire "hard-earned" Marvel vs Capcom 2, it does deserve a Wii Release, except Marvel are such *** that they would only allow the game to be released as a DLC!, and it's size can't fit as a Wii Ware title.. I'll only agree w/ ya if Capcom released: -A Tatsunoko vs Capcom TE Arcade Stick for Wii (like the SF4TE Stick) -Street Fighter 4 - On Wii -Resident Evil 5 - On Wii ....and a lot more......

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

The Wii is quickly becoming a must own system for me.

diggyman
diggyman

I bet I won't know any of the Tatsunoko characters, but I don't really care about that. Honestly, I didn't know a lot of the Marvel characters in MvC2 either (wasn't a hardcore comicbook kid growing up. I've read a few), but that didn't stop me from wanting to play with em. From the stuff I've seen from this one, it has the potential of being one of my fav fighting games. We'll see.

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

i hoe this game does alrigth, but i think Tatsunoko is not well know in the U.S and E.U countries.

Leefendus
Leefendus

"that just makes me feel all kinds of warm and squishy. Either that or i need to wear diapers."- Dot Warner. i can't even begin to describe my excitment!!!

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

SF vs. obscure anime characters that nobody outside of japan knows about except for .0000001 of the US population! Rejoice!!

shabulia
shabulia

See, I knew I'd get the thumbs down from a lot of you. You people aren't understanding my point. I'm not saying this game shouldn't be on the Wii. I think it's good for the Wii to finally get some hardcore gaming love. I'm just saying that it should be on the other two systems as well in order for the game to be successful in America. As for Marvel vs. Capcom 2, the Wii is more than powerful enough to house such a game so let Nintendo fans get their love of that game on too.

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

I agree with nini200. With all due respect to those who doubt the Wii, you should be happy that you can play Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Street Fighter IV, SSHDTRemix, and KOF12 because the Wii may never get those games. Instead of complaining, you need to respect the decision that Capcom has made because it gives Wii owners a great opportunity to have something like this to play on their console. And if it does get ported to the 360 and PS3, great. Until then, please just move forward.

nini200
nini200

@ shaun_ofda_dead Samurai Shodown 4 (Samurai Shodown Anthology) As SearchBomber said, KOF 98 (Kof Orochi Saga) Super Street Fighter 2 (Wii VC) Anyway, can we all get over this? It's not coming to other consoles. The Wii didn't get SF4 and KOF 12 (even after all the Wii fans begged for it) so this isn't coming to other platforms no matter how much the 360/PS3 fans beg for it. End of story. Move on.

shabulia
shabulia

I just don't understand how this will work on the Wii. Online support for the Wii is totally lacking in a game like this, the control options are terrible for a game like this, and the leading demographic for a game like this is on the other two systems. Sure, Nintendo fanboys will knock me and give me lots of thumbs down marks but look at the majority of people buying games on the Wii; moms buying for little kids and older people looking for a gimmick. The main demographic for this particular kind of game is on the 360 and PS3. It won't sell as well as it would if it were on all three systems. That way, the hardcore fighting fans could give it the attention it deserves. In America, on the Wii, this game will just not reach its target audience.

amp776
amp776

@shaun ur right, there aren't many good fighting games for the Wii (I think SSB is fun) but then there aren't many good fighting games for any of the big 3 consoles. SF4 had the biggetst budget of any fighting game for the big 3 and while it is fun, i think they tried way too hard--it dosen't hold a candle too many of the great side scrolling fighters. I hope ur right. I hope this game sees a release to all 3 consoles so everyone can enjoy it.

SearchBomber
SearchBomber

shaun_ofda_dead: King of Fighters '98 (on the Orochi Saga Collection) Whoops.

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

I haven't had time to read through allll these post, but i really really really would like to have someone point out a fighting game for the wii that is any good. Seriously, name one, i implore you. Go ahead and say Super Smash Bros, that would be the obvious choice for a nintendo fanboy. Name a Respectable Fighting Game. The wii is a gimmick of a system, and this game is not a game that is going to sell a whole lot to the casual gamer crowd. Way to go capcom. This is a terrible idea on their part, and i would totally expect to see a ps3 and xbox port by this time next year.

nini200
nini200

@ kiramasaki you just completely contradicted yourself Master Yoda. You lose. :P Wii Exclusive is where it will stay. :P I drink soy milk. Oh Soy!!! :D