It was announced today that Capcom’s publishing deal with Tatsunoko Productions had expired. From today onward Capcom is unable to sell copies of the 2010 fighting game ‘Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars’ in stores and online.
The game focused on characters from both studios battling it out much like the ‘Marvel vs. Capcom’ series of fighters.
The game was a massive hit in Japan, and was a cult success in both America and Europe. But despite the fan base, Capcom’s Senior VP Christian Svensson said that the possibilities of a Wii U version of the game were ‘slim’. It seems the only way we will ever see a new Tatsunoko vs. Capcom game is if the two companies decided to make another deal.