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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Sequel Unlikely to Hit the Wii

Posted by Trevor Chan

Wasted opportunity or forward-thinking?

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.

[via capcom-unity.com]

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thebluelight1

#2

thebluelight1 said:

"If you had to pick a platform: Wii 2 or 3DS?" released on both but I'd buy it for "Wii 2". Controllers work so much better for handhelds for a fighting game in my opinion. I love this game, it's one of my top Wii games for sure but I'm not sure a sequel would be such a good idea, I'd prefer them to try another franchise to face off against...Nintendo Vs. Capcom or Konami Vs. Capcom could be fantastic.

LordJumpMad

#3

LordJumpMad said:

What a shame.
It's one of the best fighting game I played.
Too bad, MvC3 didn't fallow it's gameplay.

Noire

#4

Noire said:

Who needs Tatsunoko, give us Studio Gainax vs. Capcom!

i want to play Kamina in a fighting game waaah

CanisWolfred

#6

CanisWolfred said:

Well, at least there's the possibility for other consoles to get it. Hell, at least there's possibility for a sequel.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#7

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I didn't think we'd get a sequel on the current platform - but what about the next home console .... or the 3DS?

RadioShadow

#10

RadioShadow said:

Capcom are too busy making Super Marvel VS. Capcom 3. :P

Shame as Tatsunoko VS Capcom was a decent fighting game.

JaxxRaxor

#11

JaxxRaxor said:

If Tatsunoko vs Capcom gets a sequel, Capcom should definitely release it on Project Cafe rather than on the Wii.

I don't think it should be released for the other company consoles. 360/PS3 in NA/Europe care a lot more about Marvel than Tatsunoko so it would be a waste.

Wolfenstein83

#12

Wolfenstein83 said:

That's too bad, cause the game is great, but Capcom may have already shifted development to the Wii 2 for all we know.
So maybe there will be a sequel, just not yet.
It would make a great launch title actually, since most other launch titles are pretty mediocre, this could spice things up a bit.

JaxxRaxor

#13

JaxxRaxor said:

@MechaPhoenix

Don't think that Gainax has the long history nor is beloved (even in Japan) as an older company like Tatsunoko. So I think the chances are really slim. But perhaps you are half joking...

Gameday

#15

Gameday said:

Damn got the last game on launch will do the same on what ever platform. They should make the next one with launch lineup on new console.

dizzy_boy

#16

dizzy_boy said:

in other words, we won`t be seeing all of the different versions of street fighter 2 on the virtual console arcade untill pruject cafe hits the shelves.

Capt_N

#17

Capt_N said:

Capcom needs to do other Vs., instead of just Marvel. I like the idea of Nintendo.

CaPPa

#18

CaPPa said:

I would hope that it would be on Project Cafe or failing that 3DS. If it was only on 360 or PS3 then I'd be kind of disappointed as the stock controllers aren't that great for fighting games. While I'm prepared to give up a bit of control on a handheld I want more on the big screen and the 360 pad is especially bad, the PS3 one is ok but overall I prefer the Wii Classic Pro.

I guess any sequel would be great though, it's my favorite beat em up this gen (although it could be toppled by DOA Dimensions on Tuesday).

Ichiban

#19

Ichiban said:

Anyone think that we'll see Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or SSF4 Arcade Edition on Project Cafe?

retro_player_22

#20

retro_player_22 said:

C'mon Capcom, no more vs. series, just give us a new Darkstalkers, Rival Schools/Project Justice, Cyberbots, Star Gladiator/Plasma Sword, or Power Stone game please.

kevohki

#22

kevohki said:

Can't they just cut to the chase and make Nintendo vs. Capcom already? Tatsunoko is cool and all but the brand isn't that exciting to the majority of people outside of Japan, even though I loved Samurai Pizza Cats and Gatchaman.

Traxx

#23

Traxx said:

@10: Whaaaat?! Seeing the VJ screenshot I'd even prefer a full grown Viewtiful Joe 3 coming for 3DS. No more street fighter style games plz for the time being. And releasing a sequel to the meh-successfull geek's love TvC on a dieing system would especially be crazy.

Vinsanity

#24

Vinsanity said:

I'm surprised Capcom has a "fighting game roadmap" ahead of them. I mean, I love Super Street Fighter IV on my PS3, but really...could not get excited about MvC3 at all. And Street Fighter X Tekken is only registering a blip on my excitement radar currently.

I don't see the appeal when so many similar games come out so soon. I mean, this is what screwed over Street Fighter in the first place (and Guitar Hero for Activision). "Annualizing" games is stupid. I wish it would screw over Call of Duty already, but - lucky for Activision - there are enough stupid gamers out there feeding into that machine that they don't even bother to look at what else is out there. But for everything else apparently - fighting games included - sequels and sequels all building off the same core engine is just ...not exciting.

Capcom should try their hand making a new one, or resurrecting another long dormant franchise - THAT would be exciting. A new Star Gladiator, Project Justice or Darkstalkers would be much more preferable to yet more Street Fighter and/or Vs. Games. Even though they're great, they're all the same core. That's what makes them established franchises.

Gameday

#25

Gameday said:

i like that powerstone or rival schools thought up there and i do think the marvel vs series is old now there are so many of them not downing the games cause i have most of them just... Nintendo vs something sounds pretty nice.

Bass_X0

#26

Bass_X0 said:

I am looking forward to Tekken X Street Fighter but I hope they improve the graphics. I find it looks too rough as it does right now.

SilverBaretta

#27

SilverBaretta said:

Uh...but doesn't Rival Schools play more or less like a precursor to vs. Capcom games, anyway? What could they do with that?

jbrodack

#30

jbrodack said:

I liked tatunoko vs capcom but I'm in no rush to see a sequel. There is only so much excitement and willingness to buy I can have over similar fighting games. Over saturation was one of the reasons fighting games were in a decline for a while.

The next home nintendo console or another console makes sense as most have shifted away from wii development anyway.

kkslider5552000

#31

kkslider5552000 said:

so what you're telling me is that it's unlikely that a game that only half appeals to anyone outside of Japan on a system that people refuse (emphasis on that "refuse") to buy 3rd party games for and is getting a console to replace it sometime next year anyway is unlikely to get a sequel. Yeah, this is not surprising at all.

shonenjump86

#32

shonenjump86 said:

Capcom should make more fighting games on Nintendo systems. Hopefully they will do that with the new Nintendo console.

gojiguy

#33

gojiguy said:

I like this response better than "No wii. maybe PS360."

I'd love to see the game on Cafe... With better online, etc. Fantastic game. One of the Wiis best. Heck, I'd go so far as to say best fighter this gen- and I've played/own them all but Blazblue.

The headline here is pretty negative, though. When Sven was talking he said that its more likely to be on a Nintendo successor platform than the Wii.

gojiguy

#34

gojiguy said:

hate to double post, but I do wonder if it would be cost-efficient for them to make a Wii TvC2... The development cost would be so low it could potentially be worthwhile... I suppose they wanna work with the next console...

BRAINFOX

#35

BRAINFOX said:

still waiting for Capcom vs. DC Universe vs. Marvel vs. SNK vs. Konami vs. Nintendo vs. DOA vs Godzilla vs. Star Wars vs. Fullmetal Alchemist vs. Mortal Kombat vs. Final Fantasy vs. Galaxy Fight vs. Tatsunoko vs. Macross vs. Chrono Trigger vs. Super Robot Taisen Series vs. Guilty Gear vs. Blazblue vs. Tekken vs. Bloody Roar....

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