Fighting games have slowly developed over the years and now feature a lot more depth than they used to. The standard two people fighting for the sake of fighting model is a thing of the past - modern day brawlers feature characters with much more depth and backstories.
For example, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has a single-player campaign mode, which allows players to play through a zany story featuring all the characters from the game. It's not the deepest story of all time, but it's entertaining all the same.
Capcom's fighters however, haven't had much in terms of depth. Though it has improved over the years, many fans of the series have let the company know - via the Capcom Unity Forums - that they would like to see more entertaining backstories when playing the latest beat 'em ups.
Fortunately, Capcom Senior Vice President Christian Svensson was on hand to offer them a little reassurance:
The strategic marketing group here has for quite a while been pushing for our fighting franchises to have more and better single player content, of which full fledged story modes are one component.
How and when those requirements manifest in our future roadmap, I'm not prepared to speak about at this time.
So there you have it, it looks as though Capcom has had this in mind for a while and would like to offer the player more when they play its fighters in single player mode.
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