Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Update

We get a brief taste of the latest version of Capcom's Wii fighter.

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Capcom sent us a limited, work-in-progress version of its upcoming fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. The promising fighter mashes up Capcom’s stable of fighters with anime giant Tatsunoko’s roster to flashy, over-the-top effect. We’ve been eagerly waiting for more on the game since we last saw it at this year’s Tokyo Game Show and tried out new additions to the game roster. Unfortunately, our demo was pretty limited, and while any character was selectable, we could play only a few rounds before getting a “thanks for playing” message and getting kicked to the character select screen to start again.

What's New: Not much. We were able to play with all the characters for a few matches.

What's Different: We couldn’t poke around to check out any of the different game modes or minigames. While we know they’re being included in some form, we still haven’t been able to check them out or try the online play.

What's The Same: The fighting system remains a good balance of fast, responsive, and flashy gameplay. The new roster additions all fit in nicely and didn’t seem too radically unbalanced.

What Impression The Game Made This Time: We’re still loving the combat and are eager to see the other game modes, especially online.

Discussion

73 comments
cashkilla_basic
cashkilla_basic

I still find it really odd that this game is exclusive to Wii. I can guarantee that despite the Wii's massive installed base, this game would've sold much better on the PS3 and XBox 360, due to the fact that the vast majority of Wii gamers are old people, little kids, girls, and other casual gamers.

nate1222
nate1222

Damn... Every time I see this game it gets even more awesome. Waaaaa! I want a Wii... Capcom's got a HUGE library of kick-ass fighting games. Hey, wouldn't it be cool if Capcom brought Power Stone 2 (Dreamcast), Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike to the Wii? And how about adding online to it, while they're at it? I'd snag'em!

CaptainBama
CaptainBama

Oh No not another sucky tournament game boring!

Ignition93
Ignition93

Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanastic! That is all, gentlemen.

junkchaser
junkchaser

looks nice, now we need a nice release for the xbox users!!

buzzguy
buzzguy

@jimmyjayjenkins Confirmed on Tuesday's "On the Spot" that the game WILL have online! From how the dude spoke, it sounded rather robust. 8)

Darreo
Darreo

My head is gonna explode!!!!! I keep playing. YO I got a roster of add in they shoulda put or maybe pt2. 1. Giant Robots from Tech Romancer 2. Giant Robots from Robotech 3. SOME MORE RIVAL SCHOOL PROJECT JUSTICE Characters 4. Some one from the Devil May Cry series 5. Maybe Evengelion 6. A Final Fight character

jimjayjenkins
jimjayjenkins

I've had the import for months now and slaved it for weeks. If this one doesn't have online play it'll ruin the wii response to street fighter 4. Adding zero make this even more badass.

Naruchu
Naruchu

top contendor to beat brawl in best fighter

jlindsey21
jlindsey21

This looks pretty cool...definatly excited to play with the Tatsunoko characters!

drummer1029
drummer1029

This is definately what the Wii needs. This brings me back to dreamcast level of Fighters, awesome!

NND1
NND1

this looks like a winner

JebranRush
JebranRush

Wait...Tatsunoko made Karas? That was a weird anime, but I liked it. This game is intense. Can't wait!

splacc
splacc

dude im totaly going to marry this game

DarthChristian
DarthChristian

little over a month to go, start dustin off the ol wii

roryk666
roryk666

why is this game taking so long to port when it was built on wii hardware for the arcade?

youjohneh
youjohneh

This game makes my inner Otakku want to bust out and sing!

barnold81
barnold81

Billions of damage? That just sounds ridiculous.

JMCDS45
JMCDS45

This is gonna be sweet

Konxumer
Konxumer

If you don't know know who some of the Tatsunoko characters are I highly recommend the Karas anime. Still can't wait for the craziness to hit our shores.

mingshanlu
mingshanlu

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Um_Wut
Um_Wut

put on psn plz kthnxbi

RobVII
RobVII

i cannot wait 4 this game!!!

Darreo
Darreo

Yo I have this game already, Is f'n sickness the tightest since the days of MVC2 & CVS2. Now we got TVC & SF4. I recommend it for anyone who loves Capcom fighters!!!! The Tatsunoko characters are awesome even if you don’t know who they are. They took out the Genie tho :( but I mean they added like 3 new dude I’m gonna buy it again when it come out.

dwd_27
dwd_27

the graphics like no other wii game

Golgotha237
Golgotha237

Wow! This game seems pretty good. Graphics are awesome too. It's good to see that japanese voices remains in this game. I hate when they dub.

ryogapower
ryogapower

Karas! OMG! awesome. bet his super kicks ass. shame the guy playing him sucks here though

Dualmask
Dualmask

A lot of fighting games have come out this gen, but for some reason this is the only one I am genuinely interested in. I was pretty much sold on it when I saw Zero and Karas.

huntervaneg
huntervaneg

Capcom characters are great... Tatsunoko ones... Well I only know a few but in resume they do not share that sentimental bond with me... Despite of it, this fighting game will be great!

MegamanIXl
MegamanIXl

Grrrr.. How could they include Zero and leave out X? I'm happy and all but... I could be happier.

CyleM
CyleM

@fabz_95 sorry but it is Cyle not cycle... kyle with a C... sorry just a habit... @CainSSJ4 I just know they are an old animation company and that doesn't interest me for some reason... I am more excited for the Capcom characters and wish they would've Vs. them against something else...

Joeker96
Joeker96

Yami is in it!? Awesome, if he's in it then surely Amaterasu is too.

CainSSJ4
CainSSJ4

@cylem,fabz, and eze I didn't know a THING about Tatsunoko when this thing was first announced, but the characters really grew on me, actually watched some of the Anime these characters are from and now I'm a huge fan.

macmankid
macmankid

I can't wait it been a long time when a capcon game.NExt Do Dc

fabz_95
fabz_95

@CycleM. Agreed. Still, I'm sure the Capcom characters will be more than enough.

CyleM
CyleM

I wish it was Capcom Vs. somebody else... cause the Tatsunoko roster does nothing for me...

Shajita
Shajita

I'm a little disappointed with the roster, but I'm in love with the gameplay. Can't wait for this game to come out! As if Q1/2 2010 wasn't crowded enough...

Evil_Robo
Evil_Robo

I honestly can't wait. A big deal should be made of this one because its the first major 'VS' game for years.

daniel13789
daniel13789

I like the new characters. I was hoping for Dante but I'm fine with this :D I wonder who they will put in the second one... (I'm keeping my hopes up)

terafumos
terafumos

Looks pretty sweet. Nice to see such a title come to the console almost completely lacking in fighting games.

KFR13
KFR13

ok that is not the best not even the third best but i think it will be fun to play

nypad2000
nypad2000

hey anyone know if an arcade stick attachment is or WILL be released for the wii?

HipYoungster42
HipYoungster42

Man, can't wait for this game's release. Too bad this article didn't do much in the way of giving us any new information, though.:P

nate1222
nate1222

This is the ONLY game that makes me want to replace my old Wii. But right now, I own and love Marvel Vs Capcom (PS2). And I'm cool with that one.