Poll results: If there is indeed a new Capcom vs. title in development, which company would you like to see them collaborate with for a new fighter?

Or would you rather keep it all in house?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 19, 2020 at 6:25 p.m. PST

Update: The results are in. Check out how our readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: The classic Capcom vs. series has ties going all of the way back to the early 90's with X-Men: Children of the Atom though they've since gone on to create crossover titles with many other developers / companies.

Yesterday gave us quite the surprise on that specific fighting game front when V's English voice actor from Devil May Cry 5 suggested that a new Capcom vs. title may very well be in production.

But who would Capcom characters be fighting against in this new decade?

"Absolutely pumped for the next #CapcomVS game," tweeted Brian Hanford. "New characters but could be VERY familiar..."

That statement doesn't give us much to go off of, but it's quite interesting how definitive what he's saying is... though the possibilities stretch quite far.

Marvel vs. Capcom may be the most well-known of these crossover franchises, to the general audience at least. That being said, however, the makers of Street Fighter and Resident Evil are quite open to making cross-promotional deals and titles when the opportunities present themselves.

Of course there's the Capcom vs. SNK games from two decades ago, and SNK's recent resurgence with King of Fighters 14 and Samurai Shodown would put them in their best possible position in years to collab with Capcom once again.

We've already seen SNK throw around their fighting game characters to other franchises like Tekken, Fighting EX Layer, Super Smash Bros. and Million Arthur, so it'd be pretty surprising at this point if they wouldn't be down for a possible CvS3.

The other major hyper fighting game we've gotten from Capcom since then has been Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and while that was a really fun game, Tatsunoko as a brand just doesn't have the recognition / reputation outside of Japan to really warrant a sequel in this current climate.

Bandai Namco and Capcom have also had a long-standing working relationship going back to Namco x Capcom followed by the ill-fated Street Fighter x Tekken — with Akuma later joining Tekken 7.

While many of Bamco's biggest titles in more recent history have been licensed games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, their own properties like Tekken, Tales of, Soul Calibur, Dark Souls, God Eater, Code Vein and Pac-Man could easily fill out a roster of potential heroes and villains.

Project X Zone also had the two aforementioned publishers also teaming up with Sega, so they'd theoretically be on the table as well for a potential match.

Capcom in recent years has also shown some love to first party console makers as well with partnerships for Street Fighter 5 with Sony, Dead Rising 3 with Microsoft, all of the Monster Hunter games on 3DS and Switch for Nintendo and others. It'd be pretty weird, but I could see a future where Mega Man and Ryu are fighting Mario... oh wait that's already a thing.


The first attempt at a Capcom vs. Capcom didn't exactly go well, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't try again

Another potential option which the FGC has been asking for for years at this point is to just cut out all of the licensing issues all together and just make Capcom vs. Capcom. The company has way more than enough characters to fill their own roster even when taking from their fighting game franchises.

They have properties like Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Cyberbots and Power Stone all sitting around with beloved / classic characters though none of them would really fit into their own AAA title in 2020.

Combining all of Capcom's old school favorites and new school icons would be a great way to bring back characters who haven't been seen in over 20 years and introduce them to a whole new audience on their own terms.

While "when's Marvel?" might be the loudest question going around, the small glimpse of hope of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 coming back to EVO this year doesn't mean that the devs and Disney have completely smoothed things over from Infinite's poor launch to the point where they could make a new game entirely.

It is of course too worth pointing out that voice actors can make mistakes and talk about announcements they've only heard about in passing or behind closed doors in the industry, so Hanford's interesting tweet don't automatically mean that a Capcom vs. game is in full production or anything right now.

This isn't the first time Hanford has spoken about the idea either considering he also said that being part of Marvel vs. Capcom or Super Smash Bros. is his dream where he seemed to imply that Dante may be on his way to the giant Nintendo crossover — which also hasn't come to fruition yet.

We've made a list of some of the biggest developers and publishers around that Capcom could potentially work with for a new Versus game, and you can vote on which you'd like to see most in the poll below.

What should the next hyper fighter be? Capcom vs.

1. SNK: 185 votes / 19.6%
2. Capcom: 169 votes / 17.9%
3. Marvel: 131 votes / 13.8%
4. Arc System Works: 98 votes / 10.4%
5. Shonen Jump / anime properties: 73 votes / 7.7%
6. Bandai Namco: 53 votes / 5.6%
7. Sega: 44 votes / 4.7%
8. Nintendo: 38 votes / 4.0%
9. Square Enix: 35 votes / 3.7%
10. Mortal Kombat / Warner Bros.: 26 votes / 2.7%
11. Tatsunoko: 23 votes / 2.4%
12. Konami: 17 votes / 1.8%
13. DC: 16 votes / 1.7%
14. PlayStation: 13 votes / 1.4%
15. Koei Tecmo: 7 votes / 0.7%
16. Activision-Blizzard: 6 votes / 0.6%
17. Cygames: 5 votes / 0.5%
18. Other: 4 votes / 0.4%
19. Xbox: 3 votes / 0.3%

Total votes: 946


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