Attorney Phoenix Wright, legendary Capcom character prone to much waving and dramatic poses, was originally considered for Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom.
Speaking to NGamer, Ryota Niitsuma, producer of the game, explained that the developer really wanted the character in, but that he really only had one move: "Objection!" So the developers crafted an attack where the letters of the word would strike the opponent.
However, "objection" in Japanese is "igiari" - it's four characters, whereas "objection" becomes ten. When we localise, the balance of the game gets destroyed because the move becomes bigger. There'd be no way of avoiding it! We had to remove him for these reasons. In the future, it is one of our aims to get him in.
Hopefully Capcom has found a way to get him into the localized version, as it would make a great exclusive character for when it hits the rest of the world.
Mr. Niitsuma also believed that Nintendo vs. Capcom is an "interesting idea," but he predicts that Capcom would win; as if the Smash Bros. series never happened. Imagine Mario Vs. Barry Burton for an epic showdown, sounds like a good idea to me. How about it, would you like to see a Nintendo vs. Capcom?