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http://kotaku.com/5010122/capcom-vs-leg ... me-company

Well, it's nice to see another Vs. title coming, which hopefully will open the door for some of Capcom's more recent, post-MvC2 characters to make their fighting debut (as if MvC2 didn't have enough characters as it was). I mean, Phoenix Wright, Dante, Amaterasu, anyone from Power Stone (woefully neglected, innit?), maybe a Lost Planet dude, somebody from Onimusha, Mega Man ZX characters, blah blah blah blah blah... The problem is, who the hell is the other company? Never heard of them. Robotech, you say? Heard of it, but I don't know the first thing about it. Speed Racer might be more well-known amongst the Westerners, but I've never watched a single episode, so.

Oh well - it's a new Vs. cam, so regardless of how obscure some of these characters will be to Americans (or at least myself), at least it'll be fun.

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... Barring Bandai and Sunrise, Tatsunoko Production is THE mecha genre anime company... and Gatchaman/ G-Force. They sure are important, and this game instantly pwns that X Edge nonsense.

Actually, I'm having a stiffy right now by checking out Karas.

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Geez, what's next? Maybe a Capcom vs. Virtua Fighter or maybe a Capcom vs. Super Smash Bros? I'm surprised they haven't done a Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat yet.

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Here is the full scan: http://blog-imgs-23.fc2.com/c/y/o/cyobin/IMGP1726.jpg

It looks like there's some discussion wheter the characters are sprite-based or polygon-based (there isn't much discussion to be had about the backgrounds). I could almost swear those are sprites, but you never can be sure with those small screenies.

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They're sprites, no question.

Anyways, I've never been too keen towards the fighting genre, but after having been introduced to Guilty Gear not long ago, I'm willing jump into this franchise. But, uh, does anyone recognize either of those two characters on the bottom row of that scan? And why do they both look identical to Speed Racer? Is this indicative of a pending trend?

Addendum: A quick Wikipedia search reveals that Tatsunoko also created Pizza Cats. I'm pretty fucking excited now.

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It looks like sprite characters on polygonal backgrounds.

It's too bad it probably won't come over here due to licensing issues...

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does anyone recognize either of those two characters on the bottom row of that scan? And why do they both look identical to Speed Racer?
I know them both. Gatchaman was on US TV as Battle of the Planets, and Cashan: Robot Hunter had a recent live-action movie made (I didn't like it) but it's better-known in the US for the animated movie/OVA(?) that the SciFi channel ran repeatedly on their Saturday Anime segments. All these shows are well-known in Japan, but pretty old. These are the shows that Japanese kids who were in their mid to late teens when Street Fighter 2 hit the arcades would have been watching when they were little. So there's your demographic right there, this is total nostalgia fodder for guys in their 30s now.

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They're sprites, no question.
How do you know? Ryu's legs look kind of poly-ish in those awful photos of tiny screenshots on a glossy magazine.

Does the article mention what hardware this is on? I think this is way cooler than that Street Fighter 2 3D nonsense parading as Street Fighter 4.

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Man, this sounds ridiculously cool just because I want to see what sort of moves Speed Racer and co. will get. I would totally fall out of my chair laughing if one of his moves involved running down an opponent in the Mach 5, a la Capt. Falcon.

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Is it G-Force I see there? Yes! It is G-Force! Fuck yes! I hope there's Speed Racer there too.

And who's that guy on the far right? He sure reminds me of Viewtiful Joe, which could be a lot of fun to play with.

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Green Gibbon! wrote:I think this is way cooler than that Street Fighter 2 3D nonsense parading as Street Fighter 4.
Yeah, I'd be more excited about SF4 if it was called Street Fighter 2: 3D version.

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Opa-Opa wrote:And who's that guy on the far right? He sure reminds me of Viewtiful Joe, which could be a lot of fun to play with.
If my hunch is correct, it's a character called "Casshern" (or "Casshan", depending on who you're talking to).

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I believe this opens up a whole new array of possibilities for future Vs. installments, like, say, Gonzo vs. Capcom, Shueisha vs. Capcom, Production I.G vs. Capcom, Shogakukan vs. Capcom, Pierrot vs. Capcom, Gainax vs. Capcom or DreamWorks vs. Capcom, among others.

I vote for a single "The whole international entertainment industry" vs. Capcom and leave it there.

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So I saw a few higher quality screenshots at /v/, and the characters are all 3D. :(

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I was about to try and edit my previous post, but for some reason I can't, so here goes.

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I think this would be as well-animated as Capcom vs. SNK 2 at best.

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Green Gibbon! wrote:How do you know?
It's one of those things that you just know, y'know? Of course, I could still formulate a whole bunch of asinine points to back up my reasoning. Like, say, those two screenshots of Ryu getting schooled in midair (Bottom left, mid right) both feature him in the same exact pose, and I'm thinking it'd take some deliberate effort to capture two screenshots of a 3D model in the same exact frame like that. And the lighting on Casshern's dog looks a bit too stark for something 3D. Also, if it were all in 3D, Capcom would probably take advantage of that fact and shoot all of the screenshots from bizzare camera angles that wouldn't be replicable during normal gameplay, instead of at the standard camera distance and orientation.

Addendum: I first saw this topic just before going to school hours ago, so when I reopened my browser it took me to this page and I forgot to refresh it so I went ahead and typed this anyways and now it turns out that I was totally wrong but I felt like posting it anyway and now I don't even care about this game anymore. SF4's models look better than this!

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Yeah, now I'm all depressed. Am I just being close-minded?

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Man that shit is fucking hideous looking. Another nail in the coffin of sprite based fighters I guess.

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Post by Isuka »

... I really don't want to sound pessimistic either, but checking out the bottom of the scan, it reads "Capcom USA"...
The graphic effects still give me some hope, but that's as far as it gets.

Well, those were some pretty intense 24 or so hours!

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Doesn't Capcom USA own the rights to the Street Fighter characters right now? Or something complicated like that?

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Urg. Goddammit Capcom. It could still be fun playing with the guys from G-Force though. I hope there's Zillion in it.

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I was wondering whether Speed Racer would be in this and given the movie resurgence it's probably a high possibility. The Gatchaman crew being in it is pretty awesome, plus it's always nice to see Rockman Dash represented.

Tatsunoko was huge back in the day so I imagine that a game like this is going to be a ginormous nostalgia fanwank for Japan. It's pretty much their "Marvel VS Capcom" more or less.

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Personally, I'm curious as to what MegaMan character(s) would be plopped into this game. Would they go the route they went in the past VS. games (Classic MegaMan and Roll), or will they go for a character or two from the newer games, i.e. ZX and/or Star Force?

(Personally, I wouldn't mind ZX being represented, that series has a couple of damn awesome games in it.)

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I vote for a single "The whole international entertainment industry" vs. Capcom and leave it there.
It's been done already- in the form of a dumb, yet catchy little song.

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Well now you have to sing us the song.

Or at least post a link or something...

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