Tatsunoko vs. Capcom might go online, add new fighters

E3 2009: Crossover fighting game set for winter launch as publisher explores possibility of adding new characters to both sides, non-local multiplayer.

LOS ANGELES--When Marvel vs. Capcom 2 launches on the Xbox 360 and PS3 this summer, it will do so with the addition of online multiplayer action, a glaring omission in previous console ports of the arcade fighter. Another upcoming crossover brawler from the publisher--Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for the Wii--may be in for the same treatment.

Where else would a giant transforming lighter do battle with a small girl and a space bird-lady?

Capcom has announced that it is "looking into adding new features to the game, including possible additions of several new characters from both Capcom and Tatsunoko and is exploring the option of online gameplay."

Currently the game has a roster of more than 20 characters pulled from both companies' brands. Capcom is represented by mainstays like Street Fighter's Ryu and Mega Man, while the anime studio Tatsunoko brings Ken from Gatchaman and the cybernetic Casshan.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars is set for a winter release on the Wii in North America. For more on the title and the rest of Capcom's lineup, read GameSpot's pre-E3 previews--and also check out the ongoing coverage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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120 comments
tom95b
tom95b

No local multiplayer? Why not? 2D fighters are perfect for local multiplayer!

vengala31
vengala31

and they should add at least 5 char per side

vengala31
vengala31

non-local multiplayer? i have the jap version and local multiplayer kick a$$

darkcat1
darkcat1

I'm kinda an old school amine freak so I sorta know who the Tatsunoko characters are and what the company is. The most famous amine(here in the states) originally done by them that most people know is Speed Racer(Mach Go Go) and I think speed would fight ok here(call the car for some special moves XD). I'd also like to see Amaterasu from Okami as I think all those brush strokes would be great in an over the top fighter XD

TheLegendarySid
TheLegendarySid

I hope they bring back Ken from the street fighter franchise!!!

9mmSpliff
9mmSpliff

I would hope that there is online. that would be ridiculous to not have nowadays

Nintend0-BuDDy
Nintend0-BuDDy

This might be the only game people in America get where they don't know who half of the characters are lol

DJ_Quack_Quack
DJ_Quack_Quack

As long as the gameplay is as awesome as any other previous capcom fighting game, I'm good. I think this game is really for promoting the animation studio's anime to North American audiences. Tatsunoko anime owns, can't wait to play as casshern.

mAD_ADaption
mAD_ADaption

I'm not a big fan of anime so I'll probably skip this. Online looks tempting, though.

Rioda
Rioda

the japanese version of the game already have: character bios, animated secuences in the endings of each character, a lot of colors each characters, i know because i have the japanese version. so its for sure that te us version is going to have all the features of the original plus some new ones

narutoson666
narutoson666

It looks good but uses alot of anime i havent heard of in it so idk if i will get it :/

Quai_chang_kain
Quai_chang_kain

sounds like a good game although i say it needs to have a good story mode, since its using allot of anime characters it needs to have animated story clips . if they want us to fork over our hard earned money for this game they should at least put a little extra effort into making a decent story mode. the opening video is fairtl decent quality if the story clips are equal quality to that then i should be happy.

shaigi
shaigi

Sorry for the double post but my message was too long. They should have a normal and hard challenge trial like SF4. Those challenges made you get to know that character's combos and let you see what you could change and substitute certain moves in certain combos for different situations. Not only does the challenges give you combos to use but it also inspires you to take those combos and see what else you can do with them. such as combining or taking that combo and tweaking it into your own combo. and the major thing ONLINE. I need online because most of my friends are not fans of street fighter or 2D fighters all together. They are mostly fans of Tekken, Mortal Kombat and Soul Calibur. So I need someone else to play, and not just the cpu. These things would be nice to see. but even if they aren't in. I'll buy the game anyway.

shaigi
shaigi

The game is already sold in my mind but this stuff would be nice to be featured in this game. Character bios. I'm sure that there are many people out there like me that have no idea who most of this Tatsunoko characters are if any at all, or know what Tatsunoko is. So it would be nice for Capcom to give us some back story on all the characters not just some, so we know more about who we are playing with. Alot and I do mean ALOT, of unlockables. Maybe this is just me, but I am a very competitive person, and when I get a game I want to unlock everything I can in the game. But there should be a good balance in the unlockables. there should be simple ones to get. then there should be some that you would really have to work at to get. such as a high combo challenge. speaking of challenges....Challenges.

holyknight234
holyknight234

damn this game looks awesome. can't wait to get it

Res0lu7ion
Res0lu7ion

her name is also not okami... its amerestu. or something like that. lol

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Actually Okami is a she, but yeah, that would be awesome. Maybe Arthur too.

cheeseman7777
cheeseman7777

I hope they put okami in it he's the best capcom character

ChildOfGaming7
ChildOfGaming7

I wouldn't mind going Yatterman online :) I think it was hinted in a NP interview... EDIT: BTW, judging from the video, I REALLY hope they're going to add English VOs...

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

They better put Ken Masters in he's my favourite Capcom character.

Pyro77
Pyro77

Actually, I simply just assumed that it was going to be online from the start. I'm surprised to hear that online play is only being "considered." Unfortunately I would have to pass if this feature is not implemented only because my friends are not into these kinds of games. Playing it by myself would make me very sad =(.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Crazy stuff. I hope Jon Tailban is in this game.

taddia
taddia

Droopy14 wrote: "support good games regardless of online this is why the wii has horrible 3rd party support, is becuase gamers won't by the game with out online, its all about game play for me so I'm buying it" ... Uhm... To be honest nintendo wii it's the first Nintendo Home console in years having so much third party support... are you sure of what u say? 8P

Droopy14
Droopy14

support good games regardless of online this is why the wii has horrible 3rd party support, is becuase gamers won't by the game with out online, its all about game play for me so I'm buying it

nini200
nini200

Capcom really needs to put M. Bison and/or Guile in this as well. As For Tatsunoko, Samurai Pizza Cats and Speed Racer are all I need.

WhoIsHe132
WhoIsHe132

Online makes the game so much better to show off your skills but otherwise even if it won't have online I'll get it besides the fight of online or not it makes the game just smoking cool.

elozl
elozl

Online or im Off

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Can Capcom throw in some character bios just so that those of us who aren't in the know about some of the Tatsunoko fighters, can learn more about them. That'll be good. Lots of random unlockables are a good idea too Capcom. Just for completists like me.

gmax
gmax

Still making some key decisions, from the sound of it.

zell1
zell1

Oh it doesn't matter, online or not I'm going to buy it, just for the gaming experience ya.

amp776
amp776

I want this game so bad, but if it dosen't have online, then I won't buy it.

chappy_man
chappy_man

please online this looks awesome

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

I'm not too big about online in this game due to the fact that I know a lot of people would pwn me.

The_Knight2000
The_Knight2000

If there's Casshan in the game... then I want KAMEN RIDER as well!!!

onaled515
onaled515

Now capcom can think about adding new characters to this Wii exclusive title but wouldnt consider add new characters to MvC2?!!! Let's just hope and pray that they are indeed working on MvC3 as we speak and putting our character ideas in that game. Sheesh Capcom!!

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

Might go online? A game like this demands online. If this game doesn't get an online it will lose a lot if its appeal.

sfkm2
sfkm2

All I want is Ken Masters. Put him on there and I can make that awesome team I like. Ken x Morrigan And few other characters. Dante, Akuma, B.B. Hood, Vergil, Jill Valentine, and Cammy.

KhanhAgE
KhanhAgE

This is getting a PAL release right?

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

online +extra characters? ok...i will be broke. aiyaa.

wcvince
wcvince

Online makes this a must have. As for extra characters? SF4 will probably get a rep (C. Viper?), maybe someone like Dante also. Dunno too much about Tatsunoko to make a call on that.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Oh and for those of you who dont want it for the Wii, well tough. HD consoles got SF4 so the Wii gets this, that is only fair. And that is from Capcom, not from me.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

There is a legion of untapped Capcom characters. Leon S. would be great, also Amaterasu and Dante. The Samurai Pizza Cats too. I loved them as a kid. Please no more Street Fighter characters though please. I am absolutely sick to death of playing as the same fighters when there is no need for them. Just Ryu, Alex and Chun-li is enough please.

nini200
nini200

People, stop whining about why capcom chose this for Wii only. How do you expect the Wii to get people into fighting games if they get no fighting games? Stop whining and get on with your lives. It's Wii-only, deal with it. And stop saying real gamers only own PS and Xbox because that is about as far away from the truth as anything. first off, there is no such thing as a "real gamer". People play games because they like to, people made that term to make themselves feel higher than people that play games less than they do or don't play them at all. It's an ego boosting term made for ego-tistical people (Mostly sore losers at that). I for one am excited for this game. Gouki/Akuma is pretty much confirmed due to the fact that people can't play SF without him The samurai Pizza cats and Speed Racer are pretty much confirmed due to the demand for those characters. I'm looking forward to using the Samurai Pizza Cats and Speed Racer along with Roll to pummel you all online.

DarthChristian
DarthChristian

wierd this is coming out for the wii but finally some games are coming out for it, i was about to trade mine in a few months ago