"In order to make some of the people happy, this new gallery is centered around Lilith from the popular DarkStalkers series of Capcom fighters. You might remember another character from that series which got her own gallery too. This isn't about Morrigan though. She had her time in the sun. Do vamps hangout in the sun?"

It has become common knowledge at this point that Nintendo's online infrastructure for the Wii is fairly primitive. Few games support voice chat, Friend Codes are required for games to run on Nintendo's servers, and in the case of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, sometimes the games with the most online potential don't even work. Despite the obvious shortcomings of the Wii's online, there have been some online enabled games that excel even with Nintendo's handcuffs.

"It’s hard to deny the initial appeal of the Wii. Breaking barriers with a revolutionary motion controller, Nintendo’s flagship device not only returned the company into the minds of gamers after the slumps of the N64 and GameCube, it brought video games into the homes of non-gamers. Between Wii Fit and Wii Sports, plenty have found the joy of gaming over the last four years, but that is selling the system short. From 2006 to 2010, some great games have come to the little wagglebox, and from t..."

"If you’ve been sleeping through 2010 and waiting for the holiday gaming season, it’s time for you to wake your ass up. Our editors have picked their favorites and there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it… like slamming a Red Bull, electrifying your nipples, and taking a baseball bat to the groin all at the same time, these titles will rock your world."

The Nintendo Wii is quietly having a great year of quality new releases. Here are the top 10 games released for the system during the first-half of 2010.

"Females in video games tend to be designed to do one thing - get the attention of male gamers. Sure they can be just as badass as the male heroes, stars and villains of other games, but their designs almost always lean towards the "exaggerated" side regarding their female endowments. It's one of the reasons there's an entire market for dolls, posters and more (primarily in Asia). Even cosplay has invaded western culture with real-life women becoming "internet famous" just for dressing like ..."

"When it comes to fighting games, Capcom is still considered the king among many gamers. The solid gameplay offered in Capcom franchises keep hardcore virtual combatants coming back for more. But there is one thing that draws us in besides the physics engines and collision detection. It's the female fighters. That's why we've compiled a list of the sexiest female characters from Capcom fighters. Sure the pickings were slim when women first entered the Capcom fighting scene back in Street Fight..."

2010 is shaping up to be one of the most jam-packed years in the gaming industry with many excellent games already released in the first-quarter alone. Here are ten can't miss games so far this year.

On this week's The Bender podcast, Intern Elissa joins James, Mike, and Richard discuss what is going on in the world of gaming and a little more. We have a 'tip of the week' (which will probably never happen again), talk a little eBay, attempt to find validity in the existence of the PSP and much more.

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom has been quite a creative success, and we started to come up with our own ideas of what we'd like to see for an inevitable "Capcom Vs." sequel. Here's our top 10 Capcom Vs. sequels we'd love to play

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"Made available in the US by high demand from fans they definitely knew this was one no one should miss. With some of the most intense fighting action you will certainly get in awhile, see why this Wii fighter is one you can't pass up on in our video review."

All Age Gaming's Phong Nguyen bring's us the 28th AAG "The Week That Was". This week he discusses Halo: Reach and Natal, Inside Xbox finally coming to Australian 360's, Heavy Rain's hard drive install, rumours about the Wii's successor and more.

"All in all Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is a fighter that anyone will enjoy. Younger gamers shouldn’t let the “2D” tag push you away or else you might miss out on a great fighter. Those who cut their teeth on fighters in the Nineties must pick this one up if they own a Wii."

January was a big month for the video games industry with many high-profile releases across all platforms. So which games proved to the best so far in 2010?

"Many wondered why Capcom chose Nintendo's Wii as the exclusive platform to launch Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, the latest fighter in the over-the-top Versus series. Surely, a multiplatform release would reach a broader audience, critics argued. Capcom saw the situation differently. According to TVC producer Ryota Niitsumae, the dearth of Wii fighters was an influencing factor, and the console's casual quality matches the Versus' series trademark of accessibility. Opposing console..."

"For the longest time, it seemed like we'd never get to play Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars outside of importing it. This crossover game was initially released in Japan for the Wii well over a year ago, and when fans asked Capcom when it would come to the U.S., the company stated that chances were slim, due to numerous licensing issues. However, after a surprise E3 announcement, it's finally here, with several enhancements to make it the best fighting game you'll find on the console...."

"It’s no surprise the the amount of hardcore games for the Wii is less then stellar, especially when it comes to particular genres. Well folks this is an entry for the ages, sporting not only controls easy for pick up but delivers deep gameplay for hardcore around the board. Tatsunoko vs Capcom is one of those games that can be easily passed off as a quick scheme for Capcom to make a buck on the mega seller Wii but this game was made with A lot of firepower."

"GameZone.com writes: "So why did Tatsunoko vs. Capcom ultimately end up on the Nintendo Wii?

"Seth Killian: Traditional fighters have been underrepresented on the Wii, so we took the opportunity to prove that not only is it possible to do a traditional fighter on the Wii, but that we could do a great fighting game period.""

"GameZone.com's Dakota Grabowski wrote: "Capcom has once again showed its prowess with the fighting genre; this time with Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. The VS. series has returned to its former glory and, if TvC is evidence of the what the future holds, fans are in for one thrilling ride.""

""Find out how to unlock seven hidden characters in Capcom’s latest versus fighting game. To unlock additional characters you will need to play and beat the Arcade Mode several times.""

An overview of Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars secrets and random cheats hidden in the Nintendo Wii-exclusive versus fighting game. It will be released on January 26th.

Until January 26th (the day of the release) Amazon.com continues to offer $10 video game credit with pre-order of the following titles: MAG (PlayStation 3), Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, PC) and Tatsunoko VS Capcom - Ultimate All-Stars (Nintendo Wii).

"With the possible exception of unexplainable, extraordinary inspiration, the factors which define a game’s quality are roughly quantifiable. The success of a game, however, involves slightly more chance, as the variables are less precise. When is the best time to launch a new PS3 exclusive FPS? Is there a market for fighting games on the Wii? The Western audience likes Final Fantasy – shouldn’t it like other Japanese RPGs? These answers can be approximated with figures and graphs and surveys ..."

"Following the release of new artwork for Capcom’s highly-anticipated Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars last week, Capcom Europe has revealed the final box art design heading to store shelves across Europe very soon. Developed exclusively for Wii, Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars is an enhanced version of the Japanese Arcade release of the same name from December 2008."

When Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is released later this month it will feature another notable difference from its Japanese counterpart. Capcom have decided to create a brand new ending for every single character for the Western release. The Japanese endings were handled by Tatsunoko but UDON has been commissioned to work on the new ones.

"Following the rumour that Capcom was no longer interested in developing videogames for Wii, spurred on by disappointing sales of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Capcom Europe has today delivered a statement. Denying the report, the publisher reaffirms it’s commitment to being a multi-format developer and publisher."

"With the European and North American releases of Capcom’s Wii exclusive Beat-‘Em-Up title Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars rapidly approaching, the publisher has released a brand new selection of screenshots and artwork from the title. A total of eighteen new images have been released, showcasing the game’s stars taken from both Tatsunoko and Capcom’s stables."

"Looking for an arcade stick to play Tatsunoko vs. Capcom with? Madcatz has one that plugs into a Wii remote. The eight button arcade style stick has multi-speed turbo and a “Japanese style joystick.” It works with Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, other Wii fighting games, and virtual console titles. Finally, something to use with all of those SNK Virtual Console games.

Not sure if this is the “big announcement” Capcom Producer Ryota Niitsuma was talking about since this was shown last year. The stick..."

Many expect 2010 to be one of the biggest years ever for the gaming industry. It is off to a strong start with several big video games slated for January.

"Original and compelling one-on-one Beat-‘Em-Ups are few and far between on Wii. While SNK Playmore has supported the system with a number of worthwhile The King of Fighters and Samurai Showdown compilations, there is little to rival the majesty of Street Fighter IV or glossy boldness of Soul Calibur IV. Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars aims to fill that void with fast-paced, dramatic combat and wildly varying characters."

"Capcom Europe have today announced that UK gamers will exclusively receive the first opportunity to play as Frank West in the forthcoming Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars later this month. Capcom is set to exhibit their latest titles at the London MCM Expo on October 24th and 25th, and today have confirmed that Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Ultimate All-Stars has been added to their show floor line-up."

Through IGN, Capcom USA has unveiled two new character additions for their upcoming Wii fighting title Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. Joining previous new additions Tekkaman Blade and Dead Rising's Frank West are Science Ninja Team Gatchaman's Joe the Condor and Mega Man X's Zero. Gameplay videos for both new characters can be seen below:





Although IGN says final, there should still be one more Tatsunoko character to balance out the roster.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ulti...

The Tokyo Game Show 2009 is underway, and Famitsu has provided some pictures from Capcom's booth at the event, which you can see attached to the article.

Capcom's TGS Lineup:
[NDS] Ghost Trick
[NDS] Okamiden ~Chisaki Taiyou~
[NDS] Rockman.EXE Operate Shooting Star
[PSP] Last Ranker
[WII] Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
[WII] Okami
[WII] Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
[Wii/PS3] Sengoku BASARA 3
[PS3/360] Lost Planet 2

The media for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars just keeps on rolling, with another gameplay video from Capcom's fighter at this year's Tokyo Game Show. This time around, we have D-Boy as a really fast Tekkaman Blade:



Level-1 Hyper Combos: Crash Intrude, Voltekka
Level-3 Hyper Combo: Super Voltekka


Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars will release worldwide the week of January 26, 2010. The game's official website can be found here.

You got a glimpse of him in the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars TGS trailer, but are you ready to see our war-covering reporter in action:



Frank's regular moves and special attacks involve zombies and various objects he used in the mall when fighting back zombies in Willamette, Colorado, including summoning zombies to sending shopping carts at his opponent.

His Level-1 hyper combos are donning the Mega Man costume from Dead Rising and shooting a large Mega Buster blast and ...

"The new TGS trailer for the game starts off pretty simple as it features the existing fighters such as Ryu, Chun Li, Yatterman and Gatchaman but then Frank West finally makes an appearance. Now many were wondering what types of moves Frank would perform but I don’t think any of us were prepared for the level of awesome the trailer shows. We all know that in Dead Rising Frank could use the various mall items as weapons and he can do that in TvC as well since one of his moves involves summoni..."

New screenshots are available for Capcom's upcoming Wii fighting title Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, which is hitting Japan and North America this winter.

With Tekkaman Blade having been unveiled last week, Dengeki Online has some new screenshots and info of D-Boy and his Tekkaman form, whose role is being reprised by seiyuu Toshiyuki Morikawa.

Tekkaman Blade's primary method of attack will involve his Tekk Lancer, which has a good reach, alongside punches and kicks. His da...

There are new screenshots available for Capcom's upcoming Wii fighting title Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, which is an upgraded version of the original Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes. There's a new batch of five screenshots, including the recently unveiled Tekkaman Blade and the now-confirmed online matches.

Along with five new characters and online play, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars will be rebalanced, and sports a new HUD.

The game's official...

The first scans of this week's issue of Weekly Famitsu have been leaked on the internet, and they're of Capcom's upcoming Wii fighting title Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. This winter, Japan will be receiving the version that the North Americans and Europeans will be getting, which will be rebalanced, boast new characters, and will have online play.

The scans also unveiled the first of the game's new characters: Tekkaman Blade from Space Knight: Tekkaman Blade. D-Boy is jumpi...

Here's an interesting piece of information. Ryota Niitsuma, the producer for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, said that they had initially wanted to include Phoenix Wright and Franziska von Karma from the Ace Attorney games. However, they ran into problems when trying to come up with a possible moveset (specially in regards to his famous catch phrase) and as a result, they decided to exclude him from the roster. But Niitsuma has hinted that his appearance in future games is an open possibility.

Ryota Niitsuma, producer of the upcoming Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, sheds some more information on the game. Some of the information might have already been covered in his interview with VideoGamer.com, but in this interview with Siliconera he touches upon the licensing issues for characters outside of Japan along with the game's online component and possible sequels to the game.

Mad Catz is at it again for the upcoming Wii brawler Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, planning some Fight Sticks for the game as they did with Street Fighter IV.

Capcom brings us an image of a prototype with the idea of getting your feedback for the final edition, so head to the source and leave comments if you like!

As they do, we think it looks pretty "wow"!

Although speculated and generally thought to be true by the community, Ryoma Niitsuma, producer of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, has confirmed to Siliconera that Hakushon Daimaou will indeed be the character that is cut from the North American version of the game. The genie, from the Tatsunoko anime of the same name (The Genie Family in the West) is being removed due to licensing issues involving the character.

Niitsuma did confirm that new characters will replace Daimaou, but...

Can't wait for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom? Here are some new assets released today by Capcom.

Artwork and gameplay videos feature Morrigan, Saki, and Yatterman characters Gan-Chan (the boy) and Doronjo.



Speaking with VideoGamer.com, Capcom's Ryota Niitasuma talked about Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's exclusivity on the Wii. Capcom fans with a Wii can rest assured that there are no current plans for the game and its possible sequels to appear on any other system. On the topic of possibly seeing the game ported to the XBLA and PSN, Niitsuma said that the game was built with the Wii in mind and a port would have to be made from scratch.

Talking about sequels, Niitsuma said that they want to see what...

Today some new Ultimate All-Stars screens have trickled in -- five included here and another on the game's profile page linked below.

As always, definitely a game to look forward to for any Wii-owning fighting fan.

"Why vote? It matters to... something fun. I can't tell you exactly what that is YET, but if you like these characters or this game, take the time to tell us who you like best.

We're looking to see your very favorite character from the current Tatsunoko Vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars lineup, so pick one from the Tatsunoko side, and one from the Capcom side."

Episode two of Capcom USA's character introductions for their upcoming fighting game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars comes by way of Seth Killian's blog over at Capcom-Unity. This second batch gives us the skinny of Batsu Ichimonji from Rival Schools: United By Fate (Capcom) and Casshern from Neo-Human Casshern (Tatsunoko).

The new kid at Taiyo High in the arcade fighting game Rival Schools: United By Fate, Batsu Ichimonji is the hot-blooded transfer student ready to duke it out...

Much like in Japan where Capcom Japan was providing introductions to Japanese newssites about each of the characters in the Eighting-developed fighting game Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Capcom USA takes its turn.

Chris Kramer on his Capcom Unity blog posted the first of these introductions, leading off with the game's iconic duo, Ryu from Street Fighter (Capcom), and Ken Washio the Eagle from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (Tatsunoko).

If you have been watching anime in the 8...

"Their is no doubt when Capcom announced that it will be bringing Tatsunoko vs Capcom over to American shores the 1% that did everything they could to import it got upset for the amount of money they spent. The other 99% of fans heads were exploding of the mere thought that they will be able to enjoy another Capcom vs game with characters of the likes they’ve never heard of."

Capcom has officially announced the North American release of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, the latest title in the "Vs." fighting series. The game will sport improvements over its once-thought-to-be Japanese-only release.

Most notably, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom will now get online play via Wi-Fi connections. While the Tatsunoko side will lose a character (which character is currently unknown), Capcom announces to compensate, five new characters will be added to the game. The gam...

This is a must download of The Bender this week. We preview EVERYTHING that will happen and E3 (and even things that might not happen). The show runs a little longer than usual and we cut the news down to a minimal as we all get excited for our trip to E3! Grab the MP3 by clicking here or load us up in iTunes by clicking here

"The UK eSports Association (UKeSA), the official governing body for competitive gaming in the UK, has today announced that Capcom will unveil its games in development at the upcoming "GameOn! London event", to be held from 20th to 21st June at London's Olympia exhibition halls.

The public will be able to try some new games out, such as..."

After being unveiled for North America over the weekend, an admin on the Capcom forums confirms that the Wii 2D fighter, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, will indeed see its way to Europe, to not keep the PAL region out of this cross generation of heroes.

There are currently no other details. Expect a more formal announcement at E3, which is from June 2nd to June 4th.

Earlier this weekend, scans from the July issue of Nintendo Power made their way to the internet, showing that the Eighting-developed Wii-only fighter, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes will actually see a release in North America. The game was thought to be too tough to localize due to licensing issues similar to what currently plagues games like the Super Robot Taisen and Jump! Super Stars series.

The North American release will see an updated HUD, but whether new charact...

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been on the radar for some time now, and with the legal issues cleared up for MvsC2's re-release, many of us were hopeful that meant all was go for a sequel.

According to Capcom's Community Manager Seth Killian, this is not a definite, and the possibility depends on how well MvsC2 does. Y'all better buy it!

Sidenote: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, which looks fantastic, is suffering similar legal boundaries due to 13 different companies holding rights.

Capcom today have released some new screenshots for their recently-released fighting game Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Cross Generation of Heroes for the Wii. This final boss is none other than Yami from Clover Studio's cult hit Okami for the PS2 and Wii.

Yami consistutes as a large character, has three forms, and has an infinite super bar. In between each form both of your characters will regain a moderate amount of health, and will be revived if they were KO'd beforehand. Yami's first form ha...

Every week until its release, Capcom will release some new media and a new gameplay video for its upcoming Vs. fighting game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Cross Generation of Heroes, for the Wii and the arcades. This week's trailer has the Capcom team of Saki Kanebou from Quiz Nanairo Dreams and Viewtiful Joe, the hero of the Viewtiful Joe series versus the Tatsunoko duo of Doronjo from Yatterman and Ippatsuman from Gyakuten! Ippatsuman.



The four characters' minigames were also revealed:

  • Sa...

There is a new trailer for Capcom's upcoming Vs. fighting game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Cross Generation of Heroes, set to be released for the Wii and in arcades. The new trailer shows off a match with the team of Ryu (Street Fighter) and Alex (Street Fighter III) fighting against the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman duo of Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan.



There was also more information on the Wii-exclusive minigames; while Ryu's Hadoken minigame and Ken's shooting gallery minigame were show...

There are a new batch of screenshots for Capcom's upcoming fighting game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Cross Generation of Heroes which is set to hit the Wii and arcades in Japan later this year. These screenshots depict the minigames that will be exclusive to the Wii version, with four of these games shown.

There are two minigames starring characters from Capcom franchises: one starring Ryu from Street Fighter, and the other starring the PTX-40A mech from Lost Planet. In Ryu's minigame, you hav...

At the currently-going Tokyo Game Show 2008, Capcom at their stage event announced two new characters for their upcoming fighting game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Cross Generation of Heroes which is headed for the the Arcades and the Wii.

The two new characters are Jun from Tatsunoko anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, and Roll from the original Mega Man series from Capcom. There are currently no information on how they'll play or their movesets, as the two characters were absent in the playabl...

The Tatsunoko vs. Capcom train continues to keep on rolling, with some new screenshots of the Wii version hitting the internet by way of Famitsu, whose latest issue broke the story that the latest Arcade Vs. fighting game was on its way to the Nintendo Wii.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom draws its characters from the two companies' iconic casts, giving such epic matchups like Ken from Gatchaman vs. Ryu from Street Fighter. This fighting game does have its own special moves to work with:

  • Aerial Ra...

For the skeptics out there who really still didn't believe that the newest Vs. fighting game from Capcom, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom was headed to the Wii, well, you can finally start believing, as all major Japanese newssites now have confirmed that the fighting game is headed to the Wii. The game will release on December 11th, and will retail for 7340 yen.

Tatsunoko is a Japanese animation company responsible for such popular anime like Gatchaman, Casshan, and Yatterman. Capcom will all see c...

The 46th Amusement Machine Show is underway in Makuhari Messe, Tokyo over in Japan, showcasing the latest hot new upcoming arcade games gunning for a Japanese arcade near you. Famitsu has some pictures and screenshots of the games from the first day of the event, ready for perusal over at the source.

Games featured in article:

Courtesy of blog Wii @ Everyday comes the scans from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu for this week, with new game announcements and more images of those known upcoming games.

Games featured:

  • [WII] Monster Hunter 3
    • Underwater hunting
    • Playable at Tokyo Game Show 2008
  • [WII] Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes
    • 12/11 Release
    • New character: Genie from Hakushon Daimaoh (Tatsunoko)
    • Will have more characters than Arcade version
    • Will include minigames
  • [NDS] Gyakuten Kenji
    • 2009 Rele...

In the latest issue of weekly Famitsu, which brought you White Knight Chronicles' release date, comes a new game confirmation: originally slated as arcade-only, the newest Capcom Vs. fighter, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, will make its way to the Wii, releasing in Japan on December 11th.

Tatsunoko is an animation company responsible for popular anime such as Gatchaman, Casshan, and Yatterman. This is the latest Vs. fighting title from Capcom, which will see characters drawn from more of its franc...