Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil and even Chun-Li has her own pachislot machine. Capcom isn’t shy about bringing their video game series into gambling parlors, but Yoichi Egawa, Head of Capcom’s Pachinko and Pachislot Division, has greater aspirations.
“Though our corporate brand is more than robust enough, someday I’d like to see new brands and characters emerge from pachislo machines. In fact, some competitors already have their own original characters for their machines,” Egawa said in an investor’s interview.
Aruze, a company heavily invested in the pachinko business, has a family of pachislot specific characters.
“Additionally, it’d be great if a future pachislo character crossed over and became the main character of a home video game brand.”
Egawa should give Tecmo a call. Rio, one of their pachislot characters, has a cameo in Dead or Alive Paradise. Once Capcom figures out a plan they can start working on Capcom vs. Capcom Pachishlot All-Stars.