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Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom not heading to American arcades

Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom

Capcom has recently announced that if their latest 2D fighter were to be coming state-side any time soon that it would not be in arcade form. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes, which is set to release in Japanese arcades later this year, is Capcom’s latest installment to their acclaimed Vs. series alongside Marvel vs. Capcom and Capcom vs. SNK. The game is set to include such Capcom staples as Ryu and Mega Man as well as the likes of Tekkaman and Casshan of anime studio Tatsunoko Productions.

Despite their previous statement, Capcom did actually bring this title to American in arcade form during the 2008 EVO World Finals which were held in Las Vegas in early August. The reason behind this was that Capcom wanted to conduct localization testing to see how the American 2D fighter community would receive the product. Since then there have been rumors abound concerning a Wii-port of the title thanks to the Japanese website Fighting Front Line claiming that the game supported a “Wii-compatible board.”

While a Wii port is still technically possible, Capcom’s own Yoshinori Ono, lead producer behind the upcoming Street Fighter IV, has recently expounded upon the importance of a stable online component for fighting games, stating that: “Online will definitely be the future of the fighting game." Given Nintendo's reluctance to standardize a fully featured online component the idea of this title hitting the waggle-box seems all the more slim. Agree, disagree, have some crazy rumor about the title coming to PCs or something? Thensound off in the comments section below!

[via Go Nintendo]
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