Capcom has been merging with other companies to bring us a perpetuating “versus” series which puts our favorite heroes and villains into one behemoth fighting game for sheer enjoyment. Throughout the years they’ve tagged-teamed with companies like SNK, Marvel and, the more recent, Tatsunoko to fill the void of beating the crap out of well-known characters in gaming. But now there have been rumors lingering in the air regarding the existence of yet another company joining the “versus” franchise with its plethora of hardened fighters – Namco Bandai.
Although the existence of Namco vs. Capcom was, at one point, more of a hearsay situation, it has been reinforced by a recent appearance by Namco Bandai’s Katsuhiro Harada and Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono at the Evo fighting game tournament a couple of weeks ago. What makes this rumor even juicer are sources telling Game Informer that the rumored fighter will be two distinct titles.
As per Game Informer, the current buzz is that a pair of games will be developed by the two companies – Namco Bandai and Capcom – and made to reflect their unique styles and different approaches. If we were to analyze both styles of fighters, we’d pretty much suspect that Capcom’s iteration will be a 2.5D game, while Namco Bandai’s application will be a conglomeration of 3D fighters.
I’m more excited than a baby at a topless titi bar, as I am a hardcore fan of fighting games. Of course, these are just rumors; but there is a big fighting game announcement trailer being shown this Saturday at Comic-Con. Erherm. As news pours in, we’ll make sure to keep you posted.