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8:00 AM on 11.08.2012

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is going out of print

Pesky licensing deals! Capcom's Christian Svensson has announced that the deal between them and Tatsunoko has "lapsed," which basically means that they can't print the Wii's Tatsunoko vs. Capcom anymore, or sell it digitally....

Chris Carter


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12:00 PM on 08.18.2010

Sundays with Sagat: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Vs. Birdie

This is my least favorite Birdie episode. In fact, it might be my least favorite episode of Sundays with Sagat altogether. So why am I posting it? Well, thus far, quite a few of my least favorite episodes from this series ha...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 PM on 07.12.2010

EVO 2010 recap: The guys who won beat the guys who lost

Our own Samit Sarkar was really having a good time with EVO 2010. It's the one time this year that the often downtrodden sports fan can raise his head up high and say to his videogame-loving, sports-hating brothers and sister...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 07.10.2010

New Capcom art collection coming from Udon

Capcom may not be the titan of 2D artwork that they were in the 90's and 00's, but the legacy of their past illustration focus lives on at Udon. The studio is responsible for the most (and arguably the best) hand-drawn Capcom...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 PM on 04.27.2010

Capcom talks the Vs series: Past, present, and future

Poor Seth Killian, In this week's Bit Transmission podcast (to be posted tomorrow), I mercilessly pummeled the guy with Marvel Vs Capcom 3 questions. I wanted to know everything about the game; how the game would play, how ma...

Jonathan Holmes



Peripherally Speaking: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom FightStick photo
Peripherally Speaking: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom FightStick
by Jonathan Holmes

Over the years, the prestige surrounding "arcade stick" controllers has ballooned into something epic. Back in the days of the NES Advantage, stick controllers were made to help ease old-school gaming fans, who weren't as comfortable with the NES "joypad," into the new world of gaming. Like the Wii's Classic Controller, these sticks were relatively cheap and easy to come by, and were made specifically for people who weren't too keen on Nintendo's latest innovation in game control.

It was only after Street Fighter II transformed the fighting game genre into a multi-million-dollar business that "fightsticks" came into being. Unlike the NES Advantage and its brethren, "fightsticks" are extremely expensive, highly scrutinized, frequently home-modified, and supremely cherished by those who value their power. Fightsticks, and the cult-ish devotion they garner, stand as a testament to the dedication a fighting game fan has developed to their chosen sport.

The latest stick to hit the market is from Mad Catz, and was made specifically for the Wii exclusive Tatusnoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, though it works with a lot of other non-motion-controlled retail games, as well as many Virtual Console titles.

Hit the jump and I'll tell you what kind of fun I've had with this thing.

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7:00 AM on 01.29.2010

A better look at the stuff cut fromTatsunoko Vs Capcom

A while back, we got an obscured look at this image from Capcom's "Secret File" promotional mini-magazine focusing on Tatsunoko Vs Capcom. It showed blurry images of Ace Attorney's Phoenix Wright and Capcom Fighting Jam's Ing...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 PM on 01.26.2010

Capcom's talks Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, shiny faces

I really wish this video could have been compressed into a podcast, because it's really better to listen to than to watch. Still, there is some good content here for anyone who's still trying to wrap their head around what Ta...

Jonathan Holmes

2:20 PM on 01.26.2010

Me against the pros: A Tatsunoko Vs Capcom video

I understand that you might be sick of hearing about Tatsunoko vs. Capcom by now, and for that, I'm sorry. Then again, you can just ignore this video if you're that upset about all this event coverage, right? I shouldn't fee...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 01.26.2010

Here's what the people think of Tatsunoko Vs Capcom

If you read (or scrolled down to the end of) the Dtoid review of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, then you already know what I think of the game. But hey, I'm a (sort of) gaming journalist, right? My life, and my relationship with vide...

Jonathan Holmes

4:40 PM on 01.25.2010

Capcom producer keen on borrowing Mario, Smash Bros

In my recent chat with Ryota Niitsuma, the producer behind Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, I was shocked by how sincerely and repeatedly the guy spoke well of Nintendo, and how interested he was in borrowing from them. When I asked what...

Jonathan Holmes





2:20 PM on 01.25.2010

Capcom: 'If you make a good game, people will buy it'

A lot of publishers have been having trouble figuring out how to make more money off their Wii games. We've heard from some folks at Capcom say that "hardcore" gamers have moved on from the Wii, or that there was never an con...

Jonathan Holmes



Review: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars photo
Review: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
by Jonathan Holmes

When I tell one of my fighting game-playing friends that Capcom's releasing a new fighting game called Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, the first thing they ask is, "What's a Tatsunoko?", frequently with an incredulous tone of budding disinterest clearly present in the questioning.

Instead of answering their largely unimportant question, I instead cut to the chase and let them know that Tatsunoko vs. Capcom plays like an evolved version of Marvel vs. Capcom 2, features 26 characters (21 of which have never been in a fighting game before or have all-new play styles), is as easy to learn but hard to master as the Super Smash Bros. series, and features online play that is thus far nearly lag-free. Their incredulous tone turns into excitement.

Really, that's all you need to know about Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. I expect that fans of Capcom's superhero rave series (X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel vs. Capcom), fans of Smash Bros., or anyone who wants to play an almost completely new fighting game with 26 characters, will love the game. It has a few flaws, but it's otherwise a fantastic game, easily my favorite Capcom fighter of this generation.

Still not convinced? Well, then hit the jump for the full review, you stubborn son of a b*tch.

[Editor's note: Also see the Destructoid review of the Japanese build of the game, which was released back in 2008. --Jonathan]

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12:20 PM on 01.25.2010

Video interview: Capcom's Ryota Niitsuma

Here's the first video in a God-knows-how-many video series from last Saturday's Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars launch event. This one focuses on Capcom big-wig Ryota Niitsuma. He's a very serious man, but I manage...

Jonathan Holmes

9:40 AM on 01.25.2010

Phoenix and Ingrid may still come to Tatsunoko Vs Capcom

In a recent interview with Ryota Niitsuma, the producer of Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, I learned that Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney) and Ingrid (Capcom Fighting Evolution) still may weasel their way into Tatsunoko Vs Capcom. Accordin...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 AM on 01.22.2010

Samurai Pizza Cats, Speed Racer almost in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

In the same online chat in which Tatsunoko vs. Capcom producer Ryota Niitsuma spilled the beans about the potential for another Versus game being announced later this year, he spoke out about some of the franchises that didn...

Joseph Leray