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Ono: Nintendo X Capcom is 'not terribly likely'

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • February 5, 2011 at 11:23 a.m. PST
Ono: Nintendo X Capcom is 'not terribly likely' Street Fighter 4 series producer made some waves when he mentioned that he'd like to do a Nintendo X Capcom cross over game. The buzz was to intense around this project, it even managed to get back to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.

IGN wrote a little more on the matter, but it wasn't very good news, as Ono outright said the project was unlikely to happen.

"I certainly don't think anything is impossible, though not terribly likely is probably a way to phrase it," Ono said.

And what about that encounter with Iwata? "I had to go to Nintendo President Iwata-san and actually apologize that I let things get out of hand," Ono told us laughing, perhaps slightly embarassed by the entire situation. "But maybe this whole conversation could be the start of something like that… or maybe it ends with me in the dog house with Iwata-san. Time will tell where [this is] going to go."

Also, in another story on IGN, Ono briefly chimed in on the case for Darkstalkers, basically saying the title hasn't generated enough interest to get green-lit.

Comments

yaranaika said on February 5, 2011 at 11:25 a.m.

Nothing wrong with that, last thing I'd want is the Smash players coming into the scene.

#1
OmegaZero said on February 5, 2011 at 11:36 a.m.

it be awesome to see captain falcon finally kick every single one of the capcom characters ass, save for zero that will be a pretty balance fight, also link against strider now that will be awesome

#2
Lavama said on February 5, 2011 at 11:36 a.m.

I'm sure Nintendo'd make one for the Smash players if they did yaranaika.

#3
Aquabolt said on February 5, 2011 at 11:39 a.m.

#1 lol that hurts XD

#4
FroggyMan77 said on February 5, 2011 at 11:40 a.m.

Oh boy, here comes another s**tstorm.

Well, I knew it wasn't very likely, at least not immediately. But I would like to see a collaboration eventually. While I love the Smash Bros fighting games, I'd like to see a crossover in more of a VS-style gameplay. The reason? Because it would be more of a challenge for the developers. It's incredibly easy to make a Smash moveset for any character, as games like Super Smash Flash 2 have shown. But it would be more difficult to translate Nintendo characters into a VS format. So I want to see how they could pull it off. Things like Kirby's copy abilities will certainly create some very unique fighting styles in the VS environment.

@yaranaika

Like the Capcom community is SO much more mature. Face it; every fandom has its loudmouth idiots and fanboys. Both Nintendo AND Capcom. There's plenty of crap on both sides.

#5
Syirine said on February 5, 2011 at 11:42 a.m.

I can only see this game looking good only if they use Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix sprites on capcom side or something like that.

#6
RagingApocalypse said on February 5, 2011 at 11:42 a.m.

Meh, it would be cool but,
it would end up being a wii exclusive.

#7
Princz15 said on February 5, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.

at #1 agreed 100%

#8
NWAndroid said on February 5, 2011 at 11:46 a.m.

At best I'm hoping this actually happens. Obviously that's the best (highly unlikely) scenario.

At worst I'm hoping this gets Mega Man in SSB, which was supposed to happen in the last game.

#1
I've never understood this sentiment. I mean I understand that people in the fighting game community don't care for SSB, but I don't get the hatred for it. Hating is too much effort.

Also, consider this. SSF4 has been out almost a year and it has sold 1.6 million units. SSBB sold 500,000 units on Day 1 (before the game even launched outside of Japan). My point is that we're seeing a huge growth in the fighting game community thanks to Capcom starting the trend of making deep fighting games with mass appeal. Getting SSB players into the fighting game community means getting the masses into fighting games, and that's the ultimate goal.

#9
CyrusBlue said on February 5, 2011 at 11:47 a.m.

I'd accept a Nintendo x Capcom as long as it wasn't a Smash Bros type game. The last thing we need is Smash Bros kiddies using "Ryu is in it so it's a fighting game" to convince people Smash bros is a fighting game. I love Smash Bros but just no.

#10
FroggyMan77 said on February 5, 2011 at 11:50 a.m.

@Syirine

Your argument falls flat when you realize:

1. Smash Bros has featured more "realistic" characters like those from The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem series and the game still looks fine. Even Solid Snake fits perfectly in with the rest of the cast.
2. Capcom has its own set of "cartoony" characters like Viewtiful Joe, Amaterasu, and Arthur that look perfectly fine fighting alongside more "realistic" Capcom characters and superheroes.

@CyrusBlue

Learn what a fighting game is.

Fighting game--a video game genre where the player controls an on-screen character and engages in close combat with an opponent. These characters tend to be of equal power and fight matches consisting of several rounds, which take place in an arena. Players must master techniques such as blocking, counter-attacking, and chaining together sequences of attacks known as "combos". Since the early 1990s, most fighting games allow the player to execute special attacks by performing specific button combinations.

Now realize Smash meets this definition.

WOW.

#11
Syirine said on February 5, 2011 at 11:53 a.m.

holy s*** i didnt think my comment would start an argument. is this really happening?

#12
cvs said on February 5, 2011 at 12:10 p.m.

@1 I disagreed 100%

#13
Osbjorn said on February 5, 2011 at 12:11 p.m.

I hope I don't start any flame wars for this but in my opinion I think that smash bros(melee) may be the best fighting game of all time. It's both accessable and deep, it's very customizable it's still got a massive fanbase, the only problem is the fanbase/tournment scene is most annoying bunch of fools I have ever seen.

However putting that aside I like street fighter much much better than smash bros, because capcom actually cares about the competitive scene more than nintendo does and capcom actually updates they'ere games unlike nintendo.

Those are just some of the reasons I converted over to street fighter/vs series games. But I still think that super smash bros melee is the greatest just because i can actually get my friends to play it with me

#14
kirbykirbykirby said on February 5, 2011 at 12:11 p.m.

I play smash bros and love capcom fighters. That would be insane having a nintendo vs capcom vs game oh man. That'll sell like crazy.

#15
Osbjorn said on February 5, 2011 at 12:14 p.m.

@10
I would like it best if they made a completly new engine/gametype that capcom and nintendo worked together on. It could be like a mix of the versus series and smash bros. It would be awesome if that happened. Man I'am getting excited for nothing

#16
Sakura said on February 5, 2011 at 12:14 p.m.

Smash Bros > SFIV

Yeah, I said it...

#17
Osbjorn said on February 5, 2011 at 12:14 p.m.

@17
I agree but I would like to hear your reaoning

#18
Gameplan said on February 5, 2011 at 12:20 p.m.

Thank god Ono was just trolling with that stupid idea.

#19
okay said on February 5, 2011 at 12:29 p.m.

If NxC would sell a lot and bring more fans to fighting games, then it is good for the community. If it is a flop or anyone personally does not like it, simply do not play it.

#20
Niah said on February 5, 2011 at 12:32 p.m.

i want nintendo vs capcom and capcom x nintendo smash brothers. it'll be like what they're doing with tekkan, but it would be a game i can play. i can't play tekkan and i couldn't be bothered to learn it since it already takes too much time to learn street fighter and smash brothers :(

#21
xxxplizit said on February 5, 2011 at 12:37 p.m.

I knew Ono was trolling, especially making too many announcements of too many projects.

@1
That would only happen if Capcom makes it Smash-like (i.e. using the special button to do a Hadoken and hitting the Smash Ball to have the ability to do a Super/Hyper/Ultra. Chances are, it is less likely as Capcom wants their games to be more competitive than the casual Nintendo.

#22
Nago said on February 5, 2011 at 12:45 p.m.

I think they could make something really fun and unique and they'd probably all have a great time doing it too. It'd easily replace Smash as a go to party game for a lot of people if they did it right. Maybe some day.

#23
Hotdiddykong said on February 5, 2011 at 1 p.m.

Smash Bros. Is Unique fighting system which makes it Different from Traditional Fighting games, However you cant say it cant be hardcore for any reason because it is.
Too many gimmicks? Turn off Items and choose a regular Stage Problem solved, and your arguement is Invalid. No point in saying any Bull Cr*p on it cause then your a troll.

Dang, this idea would be cool, seeing Nintendo's Characters Fight in a Vs. Style would be great to see, the Smash bros. System is very unlikely to happen because its the only one to Use it while the Vs. System was used in several games.

Also whats wrong with it being on Wii? They will most likely give us more Controller options then Tastsunoko vs Capcom and since Nintendo's in it they would Work very hard since games made by them are the Highest Point in the Wii, and the Online is great but not perfect but its easy to get used to. Stop Whinning about it, it makes you look WEAK

#24
kingofthesharks said on February 5, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

Ono always be trolling. But the thing about Smash haters is that A) they suck at the game and B) they never give a reasoning behind why they think Smash sucks as a game. Seriously they never do.

SF is a fighter based in the layout of non-analog arcade stick and 6 buttons layed out on a table. Smash is a fighter based around the sensitive Analog stick, face buttons, and shoulder buttons. Both work perfectly for their very unique style of gameplay and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Still, if a crossover were to happen, I'd rather capcom do it in the form of Versus style. Reason is that Nintendo's lost their mind and never wants Smash to be remotely competitive again after what the unintentionally awesome Melee became.

#25
Kenshiro said on February 5, 2011 at 1:15 p.m.

Smash isn't a fighter, thank god this won't be a reality anytime soon. Simple game, with simple moves for simpletons. No wonder Smush fans are upset.

#26
JustEddie said on February 5, 2011 at 1:19 p.m.

@1 Too late, we've been here for years xD

#27
MALDA said on February 5, 2011 at 1:19 p.m.

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#28
therealist1991 said on February 5, 2011 at 1:37 p.m.

Um Let's Finish Capcom Vs Snk 3 and SVC Chaos 2 .

and id rather see Tekken VS Virtua Fighter and
Mortal Kombat Vs Killer Instinct and maybe just maybe
Marvel Vs DC Universe Game.

#29
FroggyMan77 said on February 5, 2011 at 1:40 p.m.

@Kenshiro

If "accessible game" means "not a fighter," then the VS series or SFIV wouldn't be fighters either. Since you likely consider the latter two to be fighting games, obviously, you're full of crap.

Going back to that earlier definition that you skipped...

Fighting game--a video game genre where the player controls an on-screen character

http://darkdiamond.net/wp-content/upl...

and engages in close combat with an opponent.

http://super-smash-bros.wikia.com/wik...
http://super-smash-bros.wikia.com/wik...
http://super-smash-bros.wikia.com/wik... , etc.

These characters tend to be of equal power and fight matches consisting of several rounds,

http://super-smash-bros.wikia.com/wik...

which take place in an arena.

http://super-smash-bros.wikia.com/wik...

Players must master techniques such as blocking,

http://super-smash-bros.wikia.com/wik...

counter-attacking, and chaining together sequences of attacks known as "combos".

http://super-smash-bros.wikia.com/wik...

Since the early 1990s, most fighting games allow the player to execute special attacks by performing specific button combinations.

http://super-smash-bros.wikia.com/wik...

Well what do you know. Smash is a fighting game.

#30
naters said on February 5, 2011 at 2 p.m.

What I wanna know is why people dislike brawl over melee??? I thought both were good games and I'm pretty good at both but I never understood why people didn't like brawl all I'm hearing is because of the smash supers but you can turn those off.... And besides I liked the smash super moves I thought it added something new to the smash bros series

#31
AcidGlow said on February 5, 2011 at 2:03 p.m.

It would be an abomination just like Capcom Fighting Jam/Evolution..

#32
GodPride said on February 5, 2011 at 2:06 p.m.

I wouldn't want to see that at all. I would rather just have Megaman and Zero as guest characters for Super Smash Bros instead of a full on collaborative game featuring both companies.

#33
MALDA said on February 5, 2011 at 2:17 p.m.

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#34
FroggyMan77 said on February 5, 2011 at 2:26 p.m.

It's funny that all the people who go "Smash is just a party game" never really give any reasons or definitions.

Oh hai guise, Street Fighter can be played at parties so it's also just a party game herp derp!

#35
joker101 said on February 5, 2011 at 2:58 p.m.

@FroggyMan77: you are taking names in here, hahahaha

#36
Anomaly said on February 5, 2011 at 3 p.m.

lol @ the butthurt smash fan "Froggyman".
Notice how only smash fans consider it a fighting game. You can make comparisons all you want but the core mechanics of the game make it not a fighting game.

#37
Aquabolt said on February 5, 2011 at 3:08 p.m.

jesus people are small-minded >_> and you guys complain about smashers...
does it really matter if it's not a "traditional" fighting game? there's still an awful lot of depth in every game in the series that isn't immediately apparent and there's a large skill spectrum in the playerbase just like with any of "your" fighting games

#38
MALDA said on February 5, 2011 at 3:43 p.m.

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#39
Aquabolt said on February 5, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.

^^
this man is my hero

#40
okay said on February 5, 2011 at 3:50 p.m.

@ naters

Brawl compared to Melee removed: jump cancel, L-cancel, crouch cancel, float cancel, double jump cancel, power shield reflecting, wavedashing, and a lot of HIT STUN

Brawl added: automatic lag cancel on some aerials, automatic fast falling on some down airs, automatic ledge grabbing for most characters, automatic cancel for running up smash, slower run speeds, slower fall speed, and TRIPPING

Basically, Brawl is slow, made too many things automatic, removed too many advanced techniques, and doesn't have combos beyond a few hits. Brawl needs to have tournament matches at 3 stocks just so they don't last forever.

#41
BeastTD said on February 5, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.

i like this alot and if it were to happen they should make it like power stone that would b fun

#42
Batsu said on February 5, 2011 at 6:34 p.m.

Thank God! This was a $h!tty idea anyway. Now make Darkstalkers 4!

#43
Raven said on February 5, 2011 at 7:54 p.m.

I'd rather have SF vs. Mortal Kombat than that.

#44
Sektah84 said on February 5, 2011 at 11:56 p.m.

If on capcoms side the characters looked like they did in puzzle fighter and gem fighter then im down for it with a simple fighting engine like tvc,mvc3 (not like smash bros though). Nintendos console needs some love too lol I'm calling Kirby,mega man,torn bon!!!

#45
genesiskhan said on February 6, 2011 at 6:21 a.m.

@24 the problelm with it being on the wii nobody plays there wii not even me its my xbox first ps3 second and wii way last i havent even played a game on my wii since re4 and havent found much reason and tvc was ok not the best ok

#46
Kenshiro said on February 6, 2011 at 7:43 a.m.

@30 it's a party game with a few fighting elements. I thought everyone knew this. It's a Platformer, why don't you post that definition.

#47
RedaSan said on February 6, 2011 at 9:37 a.m.

If this game someday make it though, I hope it would be made by Capcom, unlike Nintendo, they seem to care about the competitive level of their games.
Melee was the best Smash game because it was the one which was the closest to a competitive fighting game. And instead of making Brawl even more deep and interesting, they "noobed" the gameplay in order to make it a more casual friendly game...
Like removing what makes a game competitive will make the casual players happier. Melee was fine for both casual and hardcore players.
What a waste...

#48
Nintendeon said on February 6, 2011 at 9:27 p.m.

"Not terribly likely"

Well I hope someday in the future it comes to life. It sounds like a good idea!

For now, though, I have MvC3 to keep me occupied.

Oh and, "SSB is a party game".Yes, I would consider SSB:Brawl to be nothing more of a party game, but check the competitive field for SSB:Melee (mainly what #41 said), and I'm more than sure if SSB had Capcom characters instead of Nintendo ones, the majority of comments would be different.

Food for thought.

#49


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