Launch Primer: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

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Posted January 25, 2010 - By Andrew Pfister

Ever find yourself in a situation where all of your friends are talking about the latest and greatest game, and you can't contribute to the conversation because you haven't been paying attention? Solve that problem with our Launch Primers: everything you need to know (except the spoilers) about a game that's about to be released.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
MSRP: $49.99
ESRB Rating: Teen

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What kind of game is it?

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a 2D fighting game for the Wii that features characters from Capcom’s rich history taking on an assortment of characters from Japan's Tatsunoko Production Co.

Who's the developer?

Eighting is a Japanese studio that specializes in fighting games, particularly ones attached with Japanese licensed properties. They were behind the Bloody Roar series that appeared on the PlayStation and PS2 before moving on to games based on Bleach, Zatch Bell, and Naruto.

What's a Tatsunoko?

Tatsunoko Production Co. is an anime studio that got its start in the 1960s. They are known for their properties Gatchaman, Yatterman, and Tekkaman -- all of which contribute characters to TvC.


Human vs. human fighting occurs in the comfort of your living room, or you can fight online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. You've got ranked and unranked matches, and can save people you play to either a "friends" or "rivals" list for making easy reconnections.

What'd we say?

Brian Leahy reviewed Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and gave it a stellar score of 5/5:

"In short, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is the best fighting game on the Wii and deserves to be checked out by Wii-owning fighting fans. It's not the most robust package in terms of modes, but it's an extremely solid first entry in a new franchise. Too often, Wii gamers end up getting ports or watered down versions of games available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This is not the case with TvC, which was developed from the ground up on Wii hardware. It looks beautiful and plays extremely well on a Classic or GameCube controller. If you just have to play every good fighting game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a clear system seller for the Wii."

See it in action:

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Launch Gameplay - Frank vs. Ryu »

Launch Primer: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom


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