Capcom's License With Tatsunoko Lapses
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Capcom USA Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer Christian Svensson revealed on the Capcom Unity forums on Tuesday that Capcom's rights with Tatsunoko have lapsed, and Capcom is no longer allowed to sell the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars fighting game physically or digitally.
Capcom originally released the game under the name Tatsunoko vs. CAPCOM: Cross Generation of Heroes in arcades and on the Wii console in Japan in 2008. Capcom eventually released the game in North America and Europe in January 2010.
The game features characters from several Tatsunoko anime franchises — such as Golden Warrior Gold Lightan, Gyakuten Ippatsu-man, Hurricane Polymar, Karas, Neo-Human Casshern, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Tekkaman Blade, Space Knight Tekkaman, and Yatterman — and characters from CAPCOM's own stable of games such as Street Fighter and Darkstalkers.