Rumor Alert: DC vs Street Fighter and More!
“In non-related E3 news, we heard some buzz from Capcom a deal with DC that was close to completion (as of April 2006). In the original agreement, the first planned game was to be none other than DC vs. Street Fighter. At this point though, the licensing hasn’t been finalized and we aren’t sure whether this it’s at a halt or is still in the works. We confirmed this news with both sides, Capcom and DC and discussions between the two was/is in the works. We really, really hope this game comes out, because as much as we love Marvel characters, DC characters are our favorites. Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, yeah, this would be awesome.”
Capcom started the series of Vs. fighters with Marvel Characters about 10 years ago with X-Men vs Street Fighter, but has since lost the Marvel license to EA. For some of the same reasons listed on the Street Fighter 4 rumor, I would be surprised if this actually happens. BUT… if it does, we can only hope that Capcom actually updates their sprites. (if you do recycle, Capcom, please use Street Fighter 3-quality stuff…)
In other rumor news, there is some retro-themed Nintendo Wii hopes being floated around. First of all there is talk of a Castlevania game being developed for the Wii. Not sure what the chances are that it will have 2D gameplay even with the success of the DS games.
Also, Play Nintendo is reporting that a “reputable source” seems to have provided them with a list of games for the Virtual Console that will be availible at launch. Personally, I’ve never seen Play Nintendo before this (but the link showed up on the front page of Digg), so I have my doubts on how authentic it is.
Take this all with a grain of salt, but maybe it will help your daydreams for the day.