Sunday, May 14, 2017

News:: Atlus vs. Capcom is a thing that needs to happen

There’s been a lot in the gaming news over the past few weeks about crossover projects. We’re finally getting a good look at the next Marvel vs. Capcom game, that rumored Super Mario/Rabbids project seems to be a real thing, Puyo Puyo and Tetris are a match made in heaven, and Warriors All-Stars may be the mash-up I never knew I wanted.

I love a good crossover. The games excite the fanboy in me. I still remember picking up Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes for the Dreamcast. Boy did I play the crap out of it. All of this crossover talk got me thinking about what companies or franchises I’d love to see together in one game. I though this week’s question would take me a bit to figure out my answer, but actually, it came quite quickly for me: I want Atlus vs. Capcom.

Is it the most original answer? No, but I don’t care because since I thought of this, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I’m a casual fighting game fan and I love the Vs. Capcom games purely for their ability to dazzle the elementary school gamer living in my soul. SNK vs. Capcom 2? Flawless. Marvel vs. Capcom 2? Resplendent. I love these games and having the characters of Capcom square off with the best of Atlus is something I think we’d all enjoy.

Imagine pitting Firebrand against Jack Frost. Picture fighting against Ryu with Catherine. Think of how fun it would be to go toe to toe with Keith Wayne from Power Instinct as you play as Rusty from Dark Void Zero. Make doctor fight doctor when you do battle against Dr. Wily as Valerie Blaylock. Envision the look of amazement on your face when you summon Mara in as an assist character.

If something as ridiculous as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom can not only happen but be one of the greatest fighters I've ever experienced, I will hold onto hope for a crossover that sees the best of Capcom clash with greats of Atlus.

Atlus vs. Capcom is a thing that needs to happen screenshot


via destructoid