I found myself watching the trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 again today. There was just something off about it and I couldn’t figure out what it was. At first I thought it was the pairings, but honestly that’s about as good as it’s going to get, pairing wise. Kind of hard to mess that up really, just throw some popular Marvel and Capcom characters in at random and done.
Then I realized what the problem was. It’s Marvel vs. Capcom. Sure, I LOVED Marvel vs. Capcom 2 like most people who played it. I spent a lot of money on arcade time in the form of quarters, tons and tons of quarters. I started wondering what other pairings their might be, company wise, out there for Capcom. The first thing I had to do was head to Wikipedia and see what had been made already.
Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Ok, two fighting game companies (for the most part) squaring off.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Comic Books vs. Street Fighter. Awesome, but there’s really no plausible story here.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars
Yes, Ultimate All Stars if you are from Japan. If you are from America you might know a few of the Tatsunoko, if you’re old enough. Still, that’s fine.
X-Men vs. Street Fighter
Not a vs. Capcom, but really Street Fighter is the heart of the vs. Capcom games anyway, on the Capcom side at least.
Those are the major ones, with a few here or there being remakes for other consoles and having new titles.
The problem I see with this is that, as far as American appeal, they’re pulling from two sources: Marvel and SNK. SNK really doesn’t mean much anymore, at least in the states. Can you recall the last SNK game? The Marvel pairing is still working, or at least we can assume until the game releases, but shouldn’t they try to broaden their horizons a little bit more?
That’s when I realized what I wanted. My god it was so simple and yet most people have probably never thought of it. By GOD! It would make so much money they would have to stop production on all automobiles worldwide JUST to produce enough copies of the game.
Capcom vs. Blizzard
Oh that’s right, the company that makes some of the best fighting games in existence teaming with the company that makes some of the best games in existence. Here’s the lineup for my trailer.
Arthas vs. M. Bison
Ryu vs. Illidan
Sarah Kerrigan vs. Chun-Li
Diablo vs. Dante (Devil May Cry)
Jim Raynor vs. Chris Redfield
Archon (Starcraft) vs. Vega
Thrall vs. Zangief
Morrigan (Darkstalkers) vs. Sylvanas Windrunner
Mekgineer Thermaplugg vs. Mega Man
Just….just imagine the money that would make. I tried but I gave up, every time I attempted to think of the number blood squirted from my nose.
What do you think of the idea? Leave a comment.