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UPDATE! New Features Rumored For Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

Online mode may be added for western versions; European release also confirmed!

That issue of Nintendo Power that spilled the beans on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's US release still has a few tricks up it's sleeve, if articles do in fact have sleeves.

According to producer Ryota Niitsuma, new stuff is going in. Hooray! Stuff like possible new characters, a tentative release window (winter-ish) and the game's new name, which has been improved with extra filler: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.

We listened to feedback from our fans and marketing/sales teams in other territories in order to implement new features into the game this time around.

Without flatly saying "online multiplayer," he mentioned that it is a very strong candidate for the game:

We are still working this out, but stay tuned for more information coming soon.

It isn't unprecedented for a developer to release a game in one region and then add (or remove) features for another. We Love Golf, also published by Capcom, was given an online mode for its Western release, and Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 actually lost its online multiplayer in Australia, which was pretty much that game's big selling point. Good to see things are looking to go in and not out for this one.

Capcom also has some pretty capable net code for fighters if Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix are anything to go by, which should ease concerns a little about a Brawl-ish lagfest.

More details will surely emerge during E3 this year, so keep them peepers peeled for more.

UPDATE: Looks like the game will be hitting Europe too. Alfred ENG owes everybody $10.

[via kotaku.com, gonintendo.com]

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User Comments (38)

Knux

#1

Knux said:

Well,looks like Capcom is rolling out the red carpet for us Americans! I MUST buy this game!
Oh,and FIRST! :P

Kittsy

#3

Kittsy said:

Awesome! Who cares if it doesn't get released here, I'm importin' this shizzle. xD

MDee14

#4

MDee14 said:

This is amazing, finally a company is feeling bad for Nintendo. Keep it up Capcom. Now it it makes me wonder what's the second game they have to announce.

The_Fox

#11

The_Fox said:

Hmm...Online multiplayer would be cool, even if the Wii has the weakest online setup of any of the systems by far. Still, as long as matchmaking is decent and lag is under control, sign me up!

Objection

#15

Objection said:

Looking forward to this (GO CAPCOM~!) and hope the online makes it and is awesome and not Brawlaggy!

astarisborn94

#17

astarisborn94 said:

Online play a HUGE possibility? FTW! I'm going to kick *** online! (Scream) Capcom is one of the best third-party companies for the Wii, there willing to make solid games that WE want to play, not just slap in 20 minigames like 2K Sports. Sega also cares about the Wii! This Wii has been awesome lately (Except the Virtual Console), in fact I'm going to reward Nintendo will a big return to the Wii.

Chunky_Droid

#23

Chunky_Droid said:

Alfred ENG owes ME $10 :P

Congrats on getting yourself in the article, lol. My friend was worried it wouldn't hit PAL regions (he'll import it if it doesn't come to Australia) and was going to come to my place religiously to play on my American Wii, lol

BlueFlameBat

#24

BlueFlameBat said:

You won't be smiling when CAPCOM charges $60+ for the game and $5+ each for DLC that's already in the game but you have to pay to unlock.

Other_DaveStaff

#27

Other_Dave said:

Blimey just as I'm getting ready for some serious sulking... a Europe release! Hooray for Capcom!

xesbeth

#28

xesbeth said:

Cool for europe.

Online is a great feature but I prefer new characters, so capcom give us Arthur, Firebrand or Strider Hiryu!

LEGEND_MARIOID

#29

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

The last sentence about it hitting Europe just made me fall off my computer chair. I suspect it'll be early NEXT year though. Now all we need is Excitebots and the gaming world is a better place for me...lol

Terra

#30

Terra said:

What's $10 exhanged into British pounds? Whatever it is, I'll take that.

Anyway, i did expect that this would be released in Europe, so I'm interested. Plus, the idea of online multi would make it a must buy. I wonder if Capcom will re-release the game in Japan with any potential added features.

Drizzt

#31

Drizzt said:

Oh wow, Capcom. It's not enough you're releasing this to the west, but you might be adding online?

Fantastic. +1 respect points for Capcom.

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