With the impending arrival of Nintendo's next home console, could we expect to see a lower number of sequels turning up on the Wii and see them launching on the Wii's successor instead? Perhaps. What we do know is if there's one sequel that's going to get developed that won't see a release on the Wii, it's the follow-up to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.
During a recent Ask Capcom Live stream, the publisher's vice president of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson said rather bluntly:
I would be surprised if [a sequel to] Tatsunoko vs. Capcom would come to the Wii. I'm not prepared to speak about a future for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom on other consoles or Nintendo successor platform... We have a very robust fighting game roadmap we are preparing for the next several years.
Acknowledging that Nintendo hasn't even officially unveiled its next system yet, Svensson spoke less assertively about the prospect of seeing a sequel turn up on any Nintendo platform:
I have to be coy. You never know what's going to show up based upon our heritage and the strength of the community that's around our fighting franchises... Stay tuned is all I can say.
Hopefully, we should be getting an initial software line-up announcement to go with Nintendo's hardware unveiling at E3 next month. Let's see if Tatsunoko vs. Capcom gets a mention.