If you've taken advantage of one of our Tatsunoko Vs Capcom deals over the last couple of years, you may be about to see your bargain become a rarity. The gorgeous Wii brawler can no longer be sold or produced by Capcom now that their rights with animation studio Tatsunoko have lapsed.
Basically, if you manage to spot a copy and enjoy Wii fighting games, it might be worth picking up.
Most of you will probably have never heard of Tatsunoko. It’s alright. Neither had I… until this little underrated gem came along and delivered one of the best fighting games on the Wii. It’s the perfect balance between accessibility and depth, with awesome combos and responsive controls. What’s more, a huge roster of familiar Capcom characters (including the VS from Lost Planet) are bulked out by some surprisingly capable newcomers from the popular Japanese animation. It’s a breath of fresh air from the usual brawlers- and an essential purchase at less than a tenner.
Most of you will probably have never heard of Tatsunoko. It's alright. Neither had I... until this little underrated gem came along and delivered one of the best fighting games on the Wii. It's the perfect balance between accessibility and depth, with awesome combos and responsive controls. What's more, a huge roster of familiar Capcom characters (including the VS from Lost Planet) are bulked out by some surprisingly capable newcomers from the popular Japanese animation. It's a breath of fresh air from the usual brawlers- and an essential purchase at less than a tenner.
If you're into your fighters then you should definitely think about checking out Tatsunoko Vs Capcom because you won't be disappointed by the experience that it provides.
You can now get hold of a copy of the game for £12.93 from The Hut, which is just over £3 cheaper than the next best offer of £15.95 coming in from Zavvi.
Chun-Li, Ryu and the rest of the Capcom gang should be pretty recognisable to you, provided this isn't the first fighting game you've ever player or you've been living in a cave for the last couple of decades. On the other hand the playable characters from the Tatsunoko animation studios impressive repertoire might not be quite so familiar as they rarely make appearances outside of Japan.
The gameplay works on a three button system, which you might think would lead to a frenzied button bashing session instead of taking the time to learn the more advanced fighting techniques, however getting to grips with the controls is great fun and once you've mastered them it'll take a warrior of equal skill to take you down. Whilst the Wii-mote can be used, you're better off plugging in a gamecube pad or classic controller, or better still an arcade joystick if you've got one knocking about.
The environments and characters look great, the online multiplayer is a blast, and there's a decent list of characters to unlock including the chance to pluck Frank West out of his zombie filled world and take on the living for a change, which should keep you battling through the game over and over again.
Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD
Zavvi has provided the cheapest way of getting our hands on Tatsunoko vs Capcom for the last couple 0f weeks- and in response to the invetiable price slide, have dropped their price once again. They're currently retailing for £12.95, which will save you around £3 compared to the second best offering from Gameplay.
The Tatsunoko animation studio is about as impenetrably Japanese as it's possible to get... but we're all incredibly grateful that Capcom decided to bring their crossover fighting title to British Wiis. Capcom's roster of familiar fighters has been bolstered by a range of Tatsunoko's classic anime characters- and the resultant amalgam is an incredibly satisfying brawler that's both incredibly deep and instantly entertaining.
The three-button fighting system may seem simplistic at first, but it provides three different ways of pulling off each combo and special move. Higher level techniques are on hand to provide the hardcore with florid and bizarre ways to humiliate their foes- but they're not required for victory and, as such, allows novices and veterans alike to throw down and have fun. In many ways it's a lot more accessible and hands-on than Street Fighter IV.
Attractive graphics, decent internet multiplayer and even an extra little cooperative shooter round out the package- and Capcom fans will doubtlessly coo in adoration as they unlock the likes of Frank West, Viewtiful Joe and even the insane Vital Suit from the Lost Planet franchise! Basically, this is a cracking fighter at an excellent price- and Capcom fans shouldn't let it pass them by.
Thanks to cjblfc at Hot UK Deals
Looks like we've gone from one end of the Wii fighting games spectrum to the other in a very short space of time today, as this is a deal for a fantastic title you should all cast your gazes over.
You can grab a copy of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Ultimate All Stars for £14.95 from Zavvi, which is almost £3 cheaper than the next best price of £17.89 from Sendit.
The characters from Capcom should need little introduction and fan favoutrites, such as Chun-Li and Ryu are there for you to take down your opponents with. On the other hand, some of you might be asking who are the characters from Tatsunoko's impressive list, or who indeed are Tatsunoko? Well if I say Samurai Pizza Cats, I'm sure you'll realise who these geniuses of Japanese animation are, although sadly you can't play as the feisty felines.
You can use the Wii mote to your heart's content, but you'll get more out of the experience from using the classic controller or a gamecube pad because they're better suited to 2.5D fighting titles. Alternately, if you're lucky enough to have purchased a joystick controller, then grab it and plug it in for some classic arcade action! The controls themselves are rewarding to master and you'll be a force to reckon with once you do.
There are a number of things that are great about this game including the length of the character list, the wonderful quality of the characters and the environments, and the multiple game modes that'll keep you entertained for hours on end. Also, there are a range of unlockables, and being a big Dead Rising fan I was quite excited to discover that if you beat the arcade mode four times with a Capcom fighter landing the last punch, Frank West is added to the list of playable characters!
All in all, this is a cracking little fighting game that you shouldn't miss out on.
Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD
You may have already noticed this from our new releases post a few days ago, but the impending arrival (finally!) of funky fighter Tatsunoko vs Capcom has brought with it a slew of pleasing pre-order prices. However, none of them appear quite as pleasing as that of Zavvi, offering this Wii-shaped beat-em-up for just £17.95, saving you nearly £4 on the nearest in-stock competitor (ShopTo - £21.86).
The Wii might not seem to have a particularly strong history of fighters, with only the unique Super Smash Bros: Brawl and the excellent Punch-Out!! springing to mind (the less said about the ill-fated Mortal Kombat: Armageddon the better), but this looks set to be an absolutely barnstorming game. Hit the link for more...
Put simply, TvC is an all-stars, crossover fighting, button mashing delight. Originally slated for a Japan only release, fans of Capcom's Vs series and the reception it received in Japan upon release has led Capcom to finally release it for the Wii further west.
With character models and backgrounds beautifully rendered in full 3D, this is probably the most visually appealling member of the Vs Series yet, with the camera often swinging around in 3D for dramatic effect. Fights take place in 2.5D and there are five different ways you can participate: Classic Controller, GameCube Controller, third-party joysticks, Wii Remote and Nunchuk, or just a Wiimote on its own.
You fight in pairs, with the ability to tag out, or at times request a spot of help from your partner to perform a Variable Attack. The fighting system is very similar to that of the Marvel vs Capcom games, which is no bad thing, although the mechanics have been slightly simplified for the Wii.
The result is a game that is polished, fun and possibly the most accessible of the series yet.