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Nintendo Vs. Capcom: More than a Pipe Dream?
Nintendo Vs. Capcom Cover

Nintendo Vs. Capcom: More than a Pipe Dream?

Street Fighter Producer Interested in Making Nintendo Vs. Capcom

Many fans of the Super Smash Brothers franchise were quite shocked and pleased when Capcom announced that their iconic character from Street Fighter, Ryu, would be released in Nintendo’s fighting game franchise. Some believed it to be an attempt by Smash creator, Masahiro Sakurai, to try to bridge the Smash Brothers community with other fighting game communities while others believe it to be a way for Capcom to promote Street Fighter V the way Cloud’s appearance in Smash happened shortly after the announcement of the Final Fantasy VII remake. Regardless of the motivation behind Ryu’s surprising, albeit pleasant cameo in Smash, the announcement has left the fighting game community speculating on future partnerships between Capcom and Nintendo.

Ryu Vs. Captain Falcon
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In a recent interview, Capcom’s Yoshinoro Ono briefly touched upon the process and decision to include Ryu in the roster of Smash Brothers. Although Ono has revealed in an interview with Streetpass UK that he would have loved to also see Zangief or Blanka dropped into Smash Brothers, although Sakurai has already made it clear that there will be no more character additions to Smash after the addition of Corrin and Bayonetta.

While the potential with pitting Street Fighter icons against Nintendo legends in a unique fighting game system has since passed, Ono has also thrown the idea out there that he would be greatly interested in working on a traditional crossover fighting game.

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Capcom has an extensive history of working on mashup fighting games including Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Marvel vs. Street Fighter, Capcom vs. SNK, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel vs. Capcom. Given that Tatsunoko vs. Capcom was a game that was released for the Wii and is arguably one of the best fighting games of that console, it is entirely possible that “Nintendo vs. Capcom” might be more than just a pipe dream, especially considering the two companies are on friendly terms.

Granted, don’t get your hopes up for a WiiU port of Street Fighter V, but a potential partnership down the road could bode well for seeing Mario, Link, and Pikachu on a team against Albert Wesker, Zangief, and Vergil Sparda. Only question is, which team would Megaman and Phoenix Wright play for?

Watch the full interview between Ono and Streetpass UK below:

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