These Characters Didn’t Make The Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Cut

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is done, it’s coming to North America with 22 playable characters. Ryouta Niizuma, producer of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom considered more, but ultimately a group was left out the first game due to licensing and balance issues.


Here’s what he’s had in mind:


Representing Tatsunoko:


1. Joe the Condor (Gatchaman)
2. Yatterman #2
3. Shurato (from Shurato)
4. Soul Taker
5. Nakahara Komugi
6. Daikyojin (mecha of Yattodetaman, another Time Bokan series anime)
7. Berg Katse (enemy of Gatchaman)
8. Tekkaman Evil
9. Braiking Boss (enemy of Casshern)
10. JJ (Zillion)


Representing Capcom:


1. Leon
2. Nash (Charlie)
3. Date Masamune
4. Arthur
5. Ibuki
6. M. Bison
7. Lei-Lei/Hsein-Ko (from Darkstalkers)
8. Zero Gouki (Cyberbots mecha… who acts like Gouki)
9. Tiara Hime (from Gaia Masters, another Japan only, obscure Capcom game)
10. Nero
11. June
12. Rouge
13. Tyrant
14. Hinata Wakaba


Note the curious absence of Versus staples like Strider and Akuma. Is Capcom saving those for Marvel vs. Capcom 3?


Niizuma also casually mentions he would like to make a sequel to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Could this be one of the three mystery Wii games coming from Capcom this fiscal year?

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.