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Sound test Saturday: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom – Chun-Li’s theme

Sound test Saturday: Tatsunoko vs. capcom - Chun-Li's theme

Chun-Li’s theme has been remixed and re-arranged so many times, that it’s often hard to even take notice. But Tatsunoko vs. Capcom has me sprung so badly, that I’ve been indulging in everything related to the game except playing it. (Curse Capcom for developing a great looking game, just to have Tatsunoko licensing screw its chance of getting a western release!)

After a bunch of Street Fighter related games which featured not so much as a hint of classic theme’s and a bunch of ever-so-forgetful new ones; Tatsunoko vs. Capcom see’s Capcom giving characters kick arse remixes of their classic themes! Yay!!!

Chun-Li’s Tatsunoko vs. Capcom theme is for the lack of a better term, downright funky. It’s a cool take on her theme – staying true to its essence, but giving it a cool new twist. I especially love the bass and the guitars. This is probably one of my favourite arrangements of Chun-Li’s theme. It’s great to hear a non CPS-2 mixed take of it.

Listen: Chun-Li’s theme

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom OST
© 2004 Namco

For the mp3 players: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom – Chun Li’s theme

More Tat’s ‘n Cap’s action goodness for Wii (that we might not get)

The post header of course does not apply if you live in Japan, or have a freeloader disc or chipped Wii for that matter. It pains me how this game looks better with each new trailer Capcom put out, but there’s such un certainty that I’ll get to play it. *sigh*

Tatsunoko vs Capcom continues to wow me with it’s vast array of colour, over the top beat downs, classic 2D style gameplay and all-round Capcom goodness. I want this game so badly and am optimistic that Capcom will nab a lawyer as good as Johnnie Cochran to plead a case and get this game a Western release. But deep, deep down I know it’s not going to happen. It’s sod’s law that Wii FINALLY gets a solid beat ‘em up and a solid game PERIOD, yet it may not get a Western release. This truly does suck.

At least Capcom bothered to develop the game for Wii at all and at least it looks good. That’s something to savour I guess. The anime intro sequence looks kick arse! I’m glad Capcom are embracing fully animated intro sequences and are doing away with lazy GIF’s that slide across the screen. Though Capcom couldn’t resist bringing them back for their latest trailer. And as for the music, you gotta love that funked up Ayumi Hamasaki-esque theme song!

Tatsunoko vs Capcom will release on Wii and in arcades over the course of the first 2 weeks of December. Obviously for Japan only. But if Dark diamond readers and Capcom beat ‘em loving Wii owners pray hard enough, it may see Western shores. Now, bow your God damn heads and pray! Pray REAL hard.

Tatsunoko VS Capcom on Wii!

Nintendo Wii owning Tatsunoko, Capcom and Street Fighter fanboys rejoice. Capcom latest cross over battle game will be making it’s way to Wii!! The not so good news is that due to licensing issues, there is still a great deal of uncertainty regarding a Western release. But Capcom USA are on the case, so it’s looking hopeful. With any luck Capcom’ll throw down an aluminum suitcase full of money in front of the Tatsunoko exec’s to help sway ‘em…just a tad.

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I always had a feeling Tatsunoko VS Capcom would end up on Wii. From the start it seemed like it was potentially going to end up being a pity game for Wii in the absence of Street Fighter IV on the little white box that couldn’t. Not that I was ever complaining mind you. If this is Capcom’s pity, then I’ll take it in spades and skips! I’m actually more excited about Tatsunoko VS Capcom than Street Fighter IV personally. The game looks awesome! But this is coming from a complete whore of the VS. series. I own all the games. Even the God awful port of X-Men VS Street Fighter for the PlayStation. Yes. I am THAT sprung. Read more!

Tekkaman and Batsu for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Tekkaman and Batsu

Alongside the initial four (Ryu, Chun-Li, Casshern and Gatchaman) we now have Tekkaman: The space knight and Rival schools’ Batsu thrown into the mix!

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I’m all for Batsu’s inclusion, as I was a big Rival schools fan. I’m hoping he has a super attack whereby he calls on classmates Hinata and Kyosuke to beatdown the opposition. Tekkaman looks really cool, but I’m hoping the final Tatsunoko roster are more varied in appearance. The 3 we’ve seen so far all have a penchant for white spandex and could easily be mistaken for coming from the same show. I guess that’s Japanese daytime anime’s from the 1980′s for you though. White spandex and visors were all the rage for heroes in those days.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom looks like it’s shaping up to be a great game. I can’t wait to see which Capcom characters make the cut and how big the final roster will end up. If Capcom’s recent string of original and successful titles are anything to go by, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom should be one to look out for. If this gets a console release, with some online play – I’ll be buying for sure.

I just love how Capcom’s throwing it back and having the classic beat ‘em up make a comeback.


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