TOKYO--The Amusement Machine Show may be taking place in Japan right now, but the latest news in fighting games came from outside the event. Today, Capcom announced that its upcoming crossover title Tatsunoko vs. Capcom will arrive for the Nintendo Wii on December 11, nearly simultaneously with the arcade version that's scheduled for release in the middle of the same month.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom features historical characters from Capcom's popular game franchises and the Tatsunoko animation studio. Characters from Capcom's side include Street Fighters Ryu, Chun Li, and Alex, as well as Morrigan (DarkStalkers), Souki (Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams), Batsu (Rival Schools), Rock Volnut (Megaman Legends), and PTX-40A (Lost Planet).
Tatsunoko's characters will likely be less familiar to Western audiences, as they come from the studio's 1970s anime. Ken from Gatchman (aired domestically as Battle of the Planets) may be the most recognized of a roster that includes Casshern, Yatterman, Hurricane Polymar, Tekkaman, Doronjo, and Gold Lightan. Karasu, a relatively new character from a 2005 anime series carrying the same name, will also be in the game.
Capcom has not announced any release plans for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom outside of Japan.