The frankly bizarre fighter Tatsunoko vs Capcom is finally getting a release in the West.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom is a another entry into Capcom’s much loved Vs series. Released on the Wii in Japan, the game features a crazy mix of characters from Capcom franchises and Tatsunoko anime alike. Morrigan from DarkStalkers and Viewtiful Joe as a tag team anyone? Or perhaps you fancy playing as a giant robot that can turn into a lighter?

But like building a hot tub on the moon, a western release for Tatsunoko vs Capcom was thought to be impossible. In Japan, Tatsunoko’s output, which includes the seminal anime Speed Racer, Gatchaman and Samurai Pizza Cats – who sadly do not appear in the game – is theirs to with as they wish, but in the West, around 12 different companies own licensing rights, making any western release tricky at best.

Capcom said that it would work on getting the game released in the West and it seems by some kind of eldritch sorcery, they’ve pulled it off. The most recent issue of Nintendo Power broke the news, and pictures of the issue proved it to the rest of the world. While no date has been confirmed, the game will be coming to the US soon.

Source: GoNintendo

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