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Seth on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom character themes, watering down the game

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 30, 2009 at 3:30 a.m. PDT • Comments: 0
Seth on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom character themes, watering down the game
Was there an issue with licensing the themes for all the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom characters? I thought that when you got the rights to the characters you got their themes as well.

Are you just trying to Americanize the game? If so, I think that's a really bad move, most people want the authentic experience, not a watered down version. — Tyler

Seth: Characters and their themes do NOT necessarily go together (think about it -- because you get a license to make a Han Solo figure doesn't necessarily give you the rights to release a new Star Wars soundtrack, does it?).

That said I dunno what the legal status of all the relevant themes might be at the moment. Some may make the transition while others may not -- my suspicion is the current approach is to avoid assuming anything, so we have other music ready just in case and don't have to risk delaying the game if there are more licensing surprises.

I would say anyone thinking that TvC: UAS will be a "watered down" version is flat out nuts. If we can't get the rights to a character theme (a theme 98% of the US market doesn't know in the first place), write some new music instead, and add stuff like... I dunno... extra characters -- that would be a watering down? We are working very hard not only to bring out TvC in the West, but to make TvC: UAS the definitive game worldwide.
Source: Capcom Forums
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