SAN MATEO, CA— January 26, 2010— Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Tatsunoko VS. Capcom™: Ultimate All-Stars is now available in North America exclusively for Wii™. Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, winner of multiple awards at E3 2009, including the prestigious Game Critics Award for Best Fighting Game, continues the Capcom tradition of legendary fighting with a bold new entry into the VS. fighting game series.
Tatsunoko VS. Capcom pairs iconic characters from Capcom’s famous brands with beloved characters from Japan’s animation powerhouse, Tatsunoko Production, Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is rated Teen by the ESRB and is available now for $49.99 at retailers nationwide or through online retailers and the Capcom E-store at shop.capcom.com.
From Capcom’s 30-year history come characters Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter® series, Frank West from Dead Rising® and MegaMan Volnutt from MegaMan® Legends. Tatsunoko’s near half-century of Japanese animation excellence is represented by Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan from the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman anime (known in North America as Battle of the Planets), cybernetic warrior Casshan and comedic action hero Yatterman No. 1. All together, there are more than 20 colorful combatants to choose from in order to form the ultimate tag team combination.
Gameplay will instantly set fighting game fans’ fingers twitching, combining elements from previous entries in the VS. series with revolutionary new techniques. Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is a wild, over-the-top fighting game designed for all levels of players. Players choose their favorite two man/woman/cyborg/robot tag team, to switch on the fly between the two players throughout the course of each match. Those new to the genre will appreciate the game’s bright visual style and simplified four-button fighting controls. Hardcore Capcom fighting fans will dig in to the game’s depth, uncovering huge Aerial Rave combos and unique Variable Assists, gorgeous Hyper Combos, and Variable Combinations that combine the capabilities of each tag team duo to unleash devastating attacks.
• Wi-Fi multiplayer: TvC offers an innovative, robust online experience, including:
o International play: Face off online against players all over the world.
o Ranked battles: In addition to friendly battles, prove your worth in ranked matches that build up Battle Points and titles on your way to becoming the top player in the world.
o Strategize: As you play your way through the world’s competition, scout your opponent’s profile in advance as each person is labeled Fire (Attack), Ice (Guard) and Lightning (Evade) depending on their play style.
o Leader boards: Use the comprehensive online leader boards to check out the world’s top players or where you rank among your friends.
o Iconic: Much like Street Fighter® IV, set your personal icon to show off your style.
• 26 fighters to choose from:
o Capcom: Ryu, Chun-Li ( Street Fighter) , Batsu ( Rival Schools®), Alex ( Street Fighter® III), Morrigan ( Darkstalkers®), Soki ( Onimusha®: Dawn of Dreams), MegaMan Volnutt ( MegaMan Legends), Roll ( MegaMan®), Saki ( Quiz Nanairo Dreams™), Viewtiful Joe®, PTX-40A ( Lost Planet®), Frank West ( Dead Rising) and Zero ( Mega Man® X).
o Tatsunoko: Ken the Eagle, Jun the Swan, Joe The Condor ( Science Ninja Team Gatchaman), Yatterman No. 1, Yatterman No. 2, Doronjo ( Yatterman), Casshan, Tekkaman, Tekkaman Blade, Polimar, Karas, Ippatsuman and Gold Lightan.
• Two-man tag-team action: Players build their own perfect team and use Assist Attacks and each character’s special moves to create their own unique fighting style.
• Four button fighting controls: Accessible four-button control scheme opens gameplay up to new players with familiar movements and combos.
• Depth of gameplay: Once the basics are mastered, players can go deeper into the fighting game controls to master Aerial Rave air combos, Delayed Hyper Combos, Mega Crash defensive moves, Assault attack moves and the Baroque extended combo system.