Nintendo’s track record with next gen beat ’em ups has been a bit up and down so far, but all that is about to change with Wii’s Tatsunoko Vs Capcom! With its western release just around the corner, excitement is building for the latest installment in Capcom’s much loved ‘vs’ series. This time, Capcom have pitted their favourite fighters against opponents from the famous Tatsunoko animation studio.
The title is part of the increasingly popular range of ‘2.5 D’ fighting games. This termed is used to describe when a game features 3D rendered characters upon a 2D background. Another famous example is Street Fighter 4. Wii’s Tatsunoko Vs Capcom makes use of two partner battles, with an emphasis on simplified controls revolving around three basic attacks- weak, medium and strong. This is used to combine simple commands with amazing on screen displays.
Let us assure you that Wii’s Tatsunoko Vs Capcom looks very impressive. The Wii has struggled with graphics in the shadow of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but this title features a frenetic and dynamic gameplay style mirrored in amazing visual displays. The ‘Vs’ series has always been flamboyant when it comes to super special moves and partner attacks, and it’s great to see the Wii showing off some inspired graphics.
The usual popular characters make a return for the Capcom side; Ryu, Chun Li and Morrigan leading the march. That said, Capcom have branched out to include some more obscure offerings, such as Yami from Okami. Heading up the Tatsunoko side are Ken the Eagle, Karas and Tekkaman Blade. These characters come together in Wii’s Tatsunoko Vs Capcom to offer a dynamic and colourful battle!
This title is surely worth checking out both as a fan of the Capcom series or simply as a Wii beat ’em up fan. The console has never produced better visuals and the gameplay is deceivingly easy to pick up. The Wii’s Tatsunoko Vs Capcom is undoubtedly the best fighter released to the system thus far, and so is definitely worth your attention!
By Rich Thorp