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The History of Capcom Versus Series

Posted by Jason on December 19, 2016 at 7:05 AM



Capcom versus series(updated version)

 

Capcom versus series is a sub-series of capcom crossover fighting games. The versus series was created by Capcom and other characters created by other companies appear together with the Capcom characters. The Capcom versus series has different characters and has been evolving over the years. Here is an explanation of the capcom crossover fighting games series.


 

X-Men versus Street fighter



 

The fighting game is the first game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series to be released in 1996.X-men versus street fighter the first game in the Capcom Versus series. The game was the first to have a blend of tag team combat between the well-known street fighters and the original X-Men.


 

The game served as a reference point for future games in the Capcom versus Marvel series. In X-Men: children of the atom, the characters were strictly from the X-Men universe while in Marvel Super Heroes, the characters were both Marvel Heroes and X-Men.


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Here is the roster for X-Men vs. Street fighter.

 

X-MEN

 

Cyclops


Wolverine


Rogue


Gambit


Storm

 

Sabretooth


Juggernaut


Magneto

 

Apocalypse



STREET FIGHTER


Ryu


Ken Masters


Cammy


Charlie


Zangief


Dhalsim


M. Bison


Akuma


 

The game uses a tag team feature where the player controls one character at a time. The matches consist of two-on-two battles between the tag teams.


 

The character that starts tags the other one by hitting the hard kick and hard punch button that activates the 'variable attack.' The tag partner comes in and taunts the opponent briefly. However, during this time, they are both vulnerable to counter attack. After the switch, the dormant character recovers their vitality. If their vitality gets finished, the other partner automatically comes into the game. The game is over when a team is completely defeated.



 

Marvel superheroes' vs. Street fighter


 

The game is the second one in the Marvel vs. Capcom series in marvel history with capcom. The game replaces most of the X-Men characters in the predecessor X-Men vs.Street fighter with Marvel superheroes. The game was released in 1998.


 

These are the main characters in the game

 

MARVEL

 

Blackheart

 

Captain America

 

Cyclops


Hulk

 

Omega Red

 

Shuma-Gorath


Spider-Man

 

Wolverine

 

Apocalypse



STREET FIGHTER


Ryu


Chun-Li


Dan


Dhalsim


Ken Masters


M. Bison


Sakura


Zangief


Akuma


 

On both sides, there are secret characters. In Marvel, the secret characters are:

 

Mephisto


Armored Spider-man


U.S Agent


In Capcom, the secret characters are:

 

Shadow


Mech-Zangief


Dark Sakura


Cyber-Akuma


There is a secret original character called Norimaro who is comical but has some of the most powerful moves in the game.


 

The game play found in the game is the same as that of the previous series. The additional feature is that the player can summon their partner to perform their special moves without having to change the character they currently control.


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Marvel vs. Capcom


 

In Marvel vs.Capcom, the Capcom characters appear with the characters from the Marvel comic book company. The name Marvel is there to distinguish it from other series like SNK, Namco, and Tatsunoko.


 

The Marvel characters in the first series were picked from the early 1990s series and were voiced by the same actors in the series. Many of the fighting skills and characters used in the series were later refined and used in two other fighting games that were developed by Capcom. These games include X-men: children of the Atom and Marvel Super Heroes. Unlike the previous games, this one has characters from Mega Man and Strider.


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These are the main characters of the game


 

MARVEL

 

Captain America

 

Gambit

 

Hulk

 

Spider-Man

 

Venom

 

War Machine


Wolverine

 

Onslaught

 


CAPCOM


Ryu


Captain Commando


Chun-Li


Jin Saotome


Mega Man


Morrigan


Strider Hiryu


Zangief


 

There are secret characters in this game which include the following:

 

Capcom: roll, Shadow Lucy, shadow, and Lilith.


 

Marvel: orange hulk, red venom, Sentinel, and gold war machine.


 

There are assist characters in the game from both sides as well as cameos.


 

When it comes to the game play, it is slightly different from the earlier games. The player can choose an assist character before the game began and they can be summoned to assist a limited number of times. There is the duo team attack that gives the player the power to control both players at the same time for a limited period.



 

Marvel vs. Capcom 2


 


In the second series, there are fifty six characters. The control modes are similar to the previous games in the series. Players in the game have to select three characters from both sides and fight until none of the players in the opponent's team are left standing. The player can call an off-screen character to make a special move, and each character has three assist types. In the game, players have the ability to force an opponent who is resting off-screen into the battle with a special move called 'snapback.'


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Marvel vs. Capcom 3


 

In the third game in the Marvel versus Capcom series, there are new and returning characters. The game has 40 characters that consist of 36 fighters, 2 DLC fighters, and one silhouette. Even with the increased number of characters, there are some who were excluded from this game including the fantastic four, tyrant and others who were present in the previous series.


 

The game has new game play moves for characters that include the Hulk having the ability to perform steady midair fight moves. There is the same tag team feature present in the previous games and has a three button control system. There are Hyper combo moves and team combos for characters to use in their attacks.You can also perform an aerial exchange.When this happens the current character will tag out and the first assist character will jump into the game with a automatic attack mid air.Characters can increase their speed,power,and regenerate their health by activating their X-Factor.





Capcom also released a updated version of Marvel vs Capcom 3 called Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.The updated version included 12 additional characters like vergil from devil may cry 3,phoenix wright from ace attorney,the avenger hawkeye,and doctor strange.Their are gameplay tweaks which include fighters activating their X-Factor while in the air and not only be restricted to activating it on the ground only.Their are additional game modes as well.Players can play the boss named Galactus in Galactus mode and try to defeat AI-controlled opponents.


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Capcom vs. SNK



 

The game is the first in the Capcom versus SNK series released in 2000 in snk rivalry with capcom. The game features characters in the SNK games who fight against Capcom characters. These are the characters in the game:

 

SNK

 

Benimaru

 

Ryo

 

Vice

 

Mai

 

Joe

 

King

 

Kim

 

Wild Iori

 

Iori

 

Geese

 

Nakoruru

 

Kyo

 

Rugal

 

Yuri

 

Yamazaki

 

Raiden

 

Terry


CAPCOM

 

Akuma


Ryu


Blanka


Balrog


Cammy


Chun-Li


Dan


Dhalsim


E. Honda


Evil Ryu


Ken Masters


M.Bison


Morrigan


Sagat


Sakura


Vega


Zangief


Guile

 

In the game, a ratio system is used and players can choose fighters who are rated from 1 to 4 ratio points,however players have to have the points equal to 4 and not more than that.The lower the ratio point is(ratio 1 or 2 fighters) the more higher the damage a fighter can received from a opponent.Their power is also weaker.The higher the ratio point is (ratio 3 or 4 fighters)the more higher the power they can dish out on their opponents.They also take lesser damage than their lower ratio point fighters. You can create a four man team based on choosing four ratio 1 fighters,a two man team based on choosing two fighters with ratio 2 points each,another two man team based on a 1 ratio fighter and a ratio 3 fighter,or go solo with choosing a one ratio 4 fighter. The game play system is based on that used in the Street Fighter Alpha(called the capcom groove) and the King Of Fighters series(called the snk groove).






Capcom also released a updated version of capcom vs snk called capcom vs snk pro.This version included two additional fighters: Joe Higashi(fatal fury) and Dan Hibiki(street fighter alpha).



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Capcom vs. SNK 2


 

The game is similar to the predecessor with an additional Extreme Offense system. It has additional characters compared to the first game in the SNK series. Fighters are no longer rated with ratio points automatically.Players can now assign ratio points to their fighters which create endless possibilities for a team.The fighting elements are derived from different games mainly the Street Fighter and King Of Fighters series. One major difference is the use of the Groove system. The player selects what groove their team will use before the game begins.There are 6 grooves in the game and you can customize your own groove system on the playstation 2 console system.


 

The player chooses three characters and can decide to play one-on-one matches or three-on-three matches in the arcade system.


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Street Fighter X Tekken


 

The game is a crossover game that features Capcom characters from Street Fighter and Namco characters in Tekken. The game has 55 playable characters, and there are special guest characters. These special characters include Toro, Mega Man, Kuro, and Pac-Man. These special characters appear in specific versions of the game such as the PlayStation 3 version and Vita version.All characters can use various gems to activate certain abilities within them. The crossover game was released in 2012 and has graphics from street fighter IV in it.



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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

 

The Japanese based game is the seventh to be released in the series and was based on Tatsunoko production and Capcom. It was initially released in Japan as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes. Later on, a new version was released called, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. The new version featured five characters not present in the earlier version.


 

The characters are different based on various animes. There are many cameos that can be employed in the game.


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Players choose a team of two and can switch their characters at any given time during the game. They can perform special moves at the same time. The biggest characters in the game fight without partners. These are Tatsunoko's Gold Lightan and Capcom's PTX-40A. The game mechanics are similar to those used in Marvel versus Capcom series. Even though most game features have been used in previous games, there are special features in the game that includes Variable Aerial Rave where characters can switch while in mid-air. There is Mega Crash that allows the character to free themselves from the opponent but they sacrifice a part of their life together with two stocks. These and other new techniques make the game enjoyable to players.


 

Capcom Fighting Evolution




 


Capcom has made games through combining different games in the series. However, most of these games are seen as reincarnations of older games that were discontinued. Some of the games have worked well, but others have had issues with balance. These games show players the history of the Capcom series with both old and new games being included in the series.


 

Capcom fighting evolution is a salvaged version of Capcom Fighting All-Stars that was canceled. The game features characters from five series developed by Capcom andwas released in 2004. These series are Street fighter II, StreetFighter III, Street Fighter Alpha, Red Earth, and Darkstalkers. The game is a combination of Capcom fighting games.


 

There are four fighters from each series, and players meet a new character, Ingrid, who is introduced in the game. The characters are separated by the series they originate from that dictates their playstyle and type of super bar. Most of the cameos in the game appear in the background of the game's fighting arena.


 

The fights are two on two(team battle style), and each fighter uses the powers they have from the game they were picked from. The various gameplays included, and the addition of characters from different games has caused problems in the balance of the game. The original producer left the game in the development phase, and the one who took over admitted that the mechanics of the game brought about some problems. Some fighters have to be canceled from the game to try and balance it.


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Street Fighter x All Capcom



 

The game is a smartphone game that initially started out as Minna to Capcom All Stars. The game was discontinued in 2013 and is one of the games in the Minna to series card games. In the game, characters from other games participate in the fighting. The characters play using a deck of character cards.

 

There are different modes in the game. In street fight mode, the player is allowed to go on different missions and fight enemies in different locations for them to strengthen the deck. In Team Battle, players have to group in numbers of 20 for them to defeat a boss. Once they defeat the boss, they gain support points that are added to their franchise. In Arena Battle, players can fight in groups of ten, and the winning players get support points added to their franchise. Players from the series that gains the most support are given the first place in the weekly ranking.

 

The background in each game is obtained from one of the games in the series. There are over 500 character cards in the game. The initial set of 23 franchises can show the entire Capcom history.


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SNK vs. Capcom neo geo pocket color version

 


The game is a crossover fighting game for the first SNK Capcom series games. It has 26 characters picked from both games and was developed by Capcom. The match of the millennium is considered to be the best fighting game that was designed for a handheld game system.



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The game has a fighting system for one, two, and three players at a time. The player has a choice between the Capcom style meter, SNK style, and a neutral meter that enhances a character's strength in their super attacks. There are different modes in the game, and it is capable of linking other games in the series. The game appears like a combination of different games that never bores the player.



SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash




SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters are games that were developed between 1999 and 2006 by SNK for hand-held consoles. The games have a theme based on collectible card trading obtained from the different Capcom and SNK fighting game series. The games also have references to other games in their series. However, the characters are based on Capcom and SNK's earlier and newer games.


 

The first versions of the game were released for Neo-Geo Pocket Color although there is a new version released for the Nintendo DS. These are the main games in the series.


The game is the first in the series that was released in 1999. It is the first crossover between Capcom and SNK. The characters are illustrated in a super deformed art style, and there are two versions of the game. These are the Capcom version and the SNK version. Each version was developed with varying starting decks and obtainable exclusive cards. The game-play, however, remains the same in both versions of the main characters, Cap and Shin, appearing in SNK vs. Capcom Manhua.


 

One of the main goals for the player is to collect cards and build decks. The player battles various characters to achieve this goal and have as many cards they can take. Each deck contains 50 cards that are action cards and character cards. Character cards are the main cards that represent characters in the fictional world. The cards come with special abilities that are shown using squares, circles, or triangles. A character has two statistics in the game. Battle Points that are the attacking power and health points and Soul Points that can be used for Union Attacks and playing Action Cards. The game is played in phases, and the player can have three character cards playing at the same time.


 

Both players have equal Health Points in the game, and there is no limit to using Action Cards except the Soul Points of the player.



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Street Fighter X Mega Man



 


The crossover platform game was released in 2012 by Capcom. It is a crossover between Mega man and Street Fighter. The characters are obtained from both games, and an upgraded version of the game was released that had a password save feature together with other additional features.


 

The game has a game-play style similar to that in Mega Man. In the game, Mega Man wants to enjoy 25 years of fighting, but the Street Fighters still want to fight. The moves used by Mega Man are similar to those in Mega Man 4, but the stages in the game are those from street fighter. The street fighters can attack using their signature moves, and they have their super meters. The super meters build up with power when they take in damage, and it allows them to attack Mega Man with a power move once the meters are full.


 

The street fighters take the place of robot masters and become the end level bosses. Defeating a boss makes Mega Man earn new weapons based on the attacks of the character. The player has to move through eight levels for them to face the final group of bosses. Once they have fulfilled some requirements of the game, the player will get to fight two hidden bosses who are at the end of the game.



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SNK vs. Capcom Xbox version

 


The SVC Chaos is the Xbox version of the game that was developed by SNK. It was released in 2003 and was only available on Xbox. The game has different characters from both sides.


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The game system is similar to that used in the King of Fighters Series. The game does not have a groove system or air guards. There is a basic 3-bar system characters use to execute super attacks. The sprites from other series receive new models in the game, and there are some special effects changed in the command list.Fighters also have interesting dialogue before they battle each other.


 

Namco vs. Capcom


 


The game is a crossover and the first game in the Namco series. There are different characters from both companies in the game.


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The game is both a hybrid and strategic RPG with movements being done on a square ground. Game turns are determined by figuring out which character has the highest AP. When it gets to the player's turn, they can put their character into position and choose how they will attack the enemy. When it reaches this point, the game turns into an action RPG. Bonuses are gained when the character performs a certain number of aerial chains. Rewards earned are turned into experience points after an attack sequence is completed. They can perform multiple attacks and have strong defense mechanisms.


 

There are 50 levels present in the game, and the game can take 70-100 hours to complete depending on the player.


 

Marvel vs. Capcom infinite 2017

 

The upcoming fighting game is the sixth in the Marvel series. It features characters from both Marvel and Capcom. The new game is scheduled to be released for Xbox one, PlayStation 4 and PC.


 

The game will feature two-on-two battle systems similar to Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Superheroes. The two battle system comes as a change from the three-on-three battle system that was used in the previous Marvel vs. Capcom series. In the game, the Infinity Stones system will be used where each stone in the game will grant the superhero a new ability.


 

There will be single player modes in training, and mission mode and online multi-player who are ranked. There will also be casual matches, global leader boards, as well as online lobbies where they can spectate. The X-Factor was removed and replaced with the infinity stones. The stones provide characters with additional customization that utilizes the Switch Cancel Combo.The stones,much like the grooves system on capcom vs snk 2, allow the players to compensate their character's weaknesses and focus on their strong points.


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There are different characters, and most will be returning from the previous series. The game is distinct for bringing back the use of infinity stones that was featured in the Marvel superheroes game.


 

There is an alternate version of Mega Man in the game as a playable character. Zero's costume is similar to the one he had in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.



 

Hidden facts about the Capcom versus series

 

The Capcom versus series has many different games. There are known facts concerning the development of the game and the game play. However, there are some hidden eggs about the games. These hidden games revolve around the development of the games. Here are the Capcom hidden secrets on some of their games.


 

X-Men vs. Street Fighter

 

The game was not released in North America since there were low sales recorded due to the Sega Saturn port that was in the game.

 

Instead a playstation version was released in North America.The game play and graphics of the game were affected by the memory limitations. To reduce the amount of RAM used, they had to remove several frames of character sprite animations. The tag team combat was also removed for the same reason.


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Capcom vs. SNK

 

The Capcom vs. SNK series began when articles covering both games were released, and readers misread it thinking there was a fighting game between The King of Fighters and Street Fighter Alpha 3. The confusion made them sign a deal and produced the card fighter series.


 

SNK signed the deal just before they filed for bankruptcy and closed the company in 2000. The licensing rights were given to Capcom who ended up profiting from the game after they released it. Capcom was given permission to develop games using SNK characters.


 

Namco X Capcom

 

Namco X Capcom was initially an idea by Namco to the Namco Super Wars. The merger between the two companies was because both companies made great games and players wanted to have characters from both teams fight to the death in matches.


 

In an attempt to make a new game, the two companies only achieved to copy concepts from other games making it not original. The game is considered pretty basic, and players do not feel challenged when playing since they feel like they are playing other games they are familiar with.


 

Mega Man X Street Fighter

 

When you play the game, you will notice a few things if you are keen enough.


 

For instance, Mega Man is weak when it comes to handling his weapon, and he relies on using weapons he obtained from other street fighter characters during battle.


 

Mega Man was not originally meant to be a game. Instead, he was a concept for a game entirely based on a manga/anime series called Astro Boy. When Capcom lost the license, they decided to switch to an original game. Mega Man X was once called Super Mega Man during the development of the game.



 


Zero was the initial original Mega Man x, but Capcom changed since they thought players would not like his design. Capcom was to work on Mega Man X9, but after noticing people were not excited about it, they switched to Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. Mega Man X5 was to be the last Mega Man in the series, but due to popular demand, he was brought back.



Marvel vs Capcom 3


Did you know that spiderman's foe,Doctor Otto Octavius,was originally suppose to be playable in marvel vs capcom 3 but didn't make the cut for some unknown reason?





Snk vs Capcom:Card Fighters Clash


Places like Neo Geo Land, Neo Geo World and Plaza Capcom in the game were all based on real-life arcades and amusement parks.


 

Capcom crossover event

 

The Fighting Fest held on September 18, 2016, is the first Capcom Pro Tour event that showcased the different crossover Capcom versus series that have been developed over the years. Top global gaming companies took part in the Fest that took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


 

World Unite wants to bring together another interesting Capcom crossover event between Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog. They are planning on bringing together Sega and Capcom. Capcom had worked with Sega but had to change since their Saturn ports on X-Men was not well received by fans. However, a crossover between the two could bring a new game to the market that players are hoping for.


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