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


5:00 AM on 01.22.2010



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't quite make it into the game.

We know that Phoenix Wright was unfortunately scrapped from the game, citing localization and balance problems. But Niitsuma told SiliconEra today that Samurai Pizza Cats and Speed Racer were also on the docket at one point.

"We at Capcom, too, wanted to see the Samurai Pizza Cats in the game. We were in discussion with Tatsunoko Productions to try to get them in the game. It went right up the last minute, but it didn’t go through,” explained Niitsuma. Loosely translated from Catto Ninden Teyandee, Samurai Pizza Cats was picked up by Saban when it was brought to North America in the early 1990s. A quick Google search shows that Disney now owns the rights to the property.

I admit that I don't know much about the show, but I blame Disney for the fact that I don't have the chance to beat Morrigan up with a anthropomorphic cat who simultaneously catches bad dudes and runs a pizzeria. Read that sentence again and tell me that wouldn't have been awesome.

The Speed Racer loss is equally disappointing, but only because I'm more familiar with the show. "They thought about Speed Racer but he’s just a race car driver. It would be hard to incorporate his race car into the game,” Niitsuma continued.

Cop out. Frank West is just a photographer (He's covered wars, you know), but they squeezed him in there just fine.

But seriously. Samurai Pizza Cats.

Capcom Tried To Get Samurai Pizza Cats for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom [SiliconEra]






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