The Latest in Capcom’s Popular VS Series Combines Beloved Japanese Anime and Capcom Characters.
LOS ANGELES, CA, E3 Expo - June 2, 2009 - Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the next entry of the company’s popular VS fighting series, TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOMTM ULTIMATE ALL-STARS will be coming to WiiTM this winter.
TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM ULTIMATE ALL-STARS pairs well-known characters from Capcom’s roster of games with some of Japan’s most beloved characters from anime powerhouse Tatsunoko Production. From Capcom’s 30-year history comes characters like Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter® series, Morrigan from Darkstalkers® and company mascot Mega Man® Volnutt from Mega Man Legends. Tatsunoko’s near half-century of Japanese animation excellence is represented by the likes of Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan from the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman® anime (known in North America as Battle of the Planets or G-Force), cybernetic warrior Casshan and comedic action hero Yatterman No. 1. All together, there are more than 20 colorful combatants to choose from in order to form the ultimate tag team combination.
Gameplay will instantly set fighting game fans’ fingers twitching, combining elements from Capcom games like Street Fighter and previous entries in the VS series, TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM ULTIMATE ALL-STARS is a fun fighting game designed for all levels of players. Players choose from the combined roster of fighters to create their favorite two man/woman/cyborg/robot tag team, rotating on the fly between the two players throughout the course of each match. Those new to the genre will appreciate the game’s bright visual style and simplified four-button fighting controls. Hardcore Capcom fighting fans will dig in to the game’s depth, uncovering huge Aerial Rave combos and unique Variable Assists, gorgeous Ultimate Hyper Combos, and Variable Combinations that combine the capabilities of two members of the player’s tag-team to unleash huge damage.
TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM ULTIMATE ALL-STARS is new version of the game that released in Japan in arcades and on the Wii in December 2008. Capcom is looking into adding new features to the game, including possible additions of several new characters from both Capcom and Tatsunoko, and is exploring the option of online gameplay. TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM ULTIMATE ALL-STARS will work with a number of different control devices, including Wii RemoteTM and NunchukTM, Classic Controller, GameCube Controller and various third-party joysticks designed for the Wii.
About Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.
Tatsunoko is a Japanese animation company founded in 1962. The studio debuted in 1965 with its first TV series Space Ace. Since then, the studio has produced numerous original works. The studio boasts highly popular characters which transcend time and space. Its most renowned works include Speed Racer and Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, which are also highly acclaimed overseas. More information can be found on the company’s Japanese website at http://www.tatsunoko.co.jp/.
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