Capcom had two secret games to unveil at E3, and though no one knew what they were for sure, many hoped that one of them would be a North American release of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, a recent release for the Wii in Japan. Tatsunoko is an animation studio that has been around for over 40 years, and has worked on a variety of anime series during that timeframe. Think of this as Japan’s Marvel vs. Capcom.
The hopes of those pining for a stateside Tatsunoko vs. Capcom release may have just been fulfilled, as a NeoGaf poster (scroll down for the image) posted a scan from a magazine claiming the title was being localized, and then a reader sent in Kotaku the full, two-page image from what they believe is Nintendo Power.
This game will release with support for the classic controller and GameCube controller, just like Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Unlike Marvel vs. Capcom, where you have three characters in your party, you have two in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, but can call in your partner for a support attack, and can also perform tag attacks when switching out.
Here is the official Japanese website, if you want to check out some of the art or the game in action. All I needed to see to be excited was Viewtiful Joe as a playable character from the Capcom side. There is a full list of characters for the Japanese version over at Wikipedia, but I’m not sure if there will be (A) bonus characters or (B) some characters left out due to licensing issues. There isn’t a North American trailer yet, but below we have the Japanese one for your viewing pleasure, as well as a few wallpapers from the Japanese site.