Tatsunoko vs Capcom coming to USA

In all the hubbub surrounding Street Fighter IV over the last year, you may have missed the news that Capcom released another fighter titled Tatsunoko vs Capcom in Japan.  I guess it pours when it rains, considering Capcom hadn’t created any original SF-style fighting games since about 2001.

Tatsunoko is not a retread of SFIV and unlike past Capcom vs. titles it doesn’t borrow its gameplay or graphics engines from any other title.  The graphics are 3D but with cell-shading and other effects that give everything an animated feel.  If you’re like me, you’re not that familiar with Tatsunoko, but they’re a famous Japanese animation house responsible for the likes of Speed Racer.

This game is a Wii exclusive and originally was not scheduled for a US release considering no one here knows Tatsunoko and several different companies are currently licensing their various properties here.  However, the nerds were vocal enough that Capcom is bringing it over and I, for one, am glad for the addition to the small pool of high quality, 3rd party games on the Wii.

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