Capcom vs. Whatever

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Followed by Capcom Vs Rankin Bass.

Games like this make it seem like Capcom has a lot of enemies. Everybody wants to fight them.

A lengthy series of Massive Multiplayer Crossover games (mainly Fighting Games), all of which feature Capcom and another company (Hence the "Whatever" in this page's title).

It's composed of several crossover series, which are listed chronologically:

Non-fighting games[edit | hide]

Other[edit | hide]

There were also other crossovers and pseudo-crossovers with other companies:

Psikyo:[edit | hide]

Certainly the most obscure of the lot, Taisen Net Gimmick: Capcom & Psikyo All Stars is a Majhong game for the Dreamcast developed by Psikyo, a now-defunct arcade developer of vertical Shoot Em Ups and pornographic Mahjong games. Not much else is known about it.

Data East:[edit | hide]

Not a game, but rather a lawsuit, Capcom v. Data East (N.D. Cal. 1994). In 1993, Data East published Fighter's History, a clone of Street Fighter with Serial Numbers Filed Off. Capcom sued for copyright infringement, but a California judge ruled in favor of Data East on grounds that the copied elements were scène à faire, or commonplace elements in the genre, and thus not subject to copyright.

Microsoft/Epic Games:[edit | hide]

Well, kind of. A few days before the American release of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Capcom teased at a new title for the Xbox 360 to be revealed on the release date of said game, with the teaser banner "Capcom x Microsoft". The game turned out to be a 360 port of Monster Hunter Frontier, thus irrelevant to this page...

...but Capcom immediately followed that announcement with the news of an actual Capcom x Microsoft crossover: Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago[1] will be appearing in Lost Planet 2 (add to that the fact that Wesker is a Preorder Bonus skin and...yeah). Watch the annoucement trailer here. (And for extra laughs, compare the premise of that trailer with the premise of Ryu's Tatsunoko vs. Capcom ending. Apparently, "Ryu" and "Gears of War protagonists" are interchangeable terms.)

Sony/Guerilla:[edit | hide]

To balance things out, the PlayStation 3 version of Lost Planet 2 let you play as Helghan troopers from Killzone.

Then, of course, there's Cole McGrath making an appearance in the Play Station 3 and Play Station Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken making that game a triple crossover of sorts.

Konami:[edit | hide]

Beginning with the second Boktai game and the fifth installment of the Mega Man Battle Network series, Capcom and Konami began cross-promoting both series by including hidden features that require players to exchange data from Boktai 2 into Battle Network 5 and vice-versa. However, Boktai 3 was never released outside Japan due to the low sales of the first two installments and all connectivity with the game was removed for the overseas versions of Battle Network 6. Likewise, Konami choose not to keep the Mega Man Star Force connectivity with Lunar Knights, the overseas version of Boktai DS.

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker features a Monster Hunter area among its ludicrous amount of Product Placement. Yeah, you get to hunt down monsters as Big Boss. With guns.

Level 5:[edit | hide]

Level 5 announced a crossover of their and Capcom's brain-teasing adventure series, entitled Professor Layton VS. Gyakuten Saiban. It'll feature a combination of puzzles and trials as Phoenix Wright and Maya team up with Professor Layton and Luke in investigating a medieval-esque setting. The keyword to this game is Witch Trial, as the characters solve the mystery of a girl who is accused of being a witch, and the motives of the Story Teller, the main villian of the game. Shu Takumi, the original creator of the Ace Attorney series, is writing the script for the new title. It's set to be released on the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

They really do accept all challengers. Unless they come from Mortal Kombat.


Tropes used in Capcom vs. Whatever include:
  1. As last seen in Gears of War 2, so no bearded Dom for you.