An SNK producer recently said that a new SNK vs. Capcom was possible insofar as the two companies were interested in crossing swords again. It remains to be seen now in what direction this opposition would take place.
Pretty much the Capcom franchise vs. SNK features as many entries as Marvel vs. Capcom, with the difference that the first can play on a name inversion for another proposal. Capcom games vs. Capcom are thus developed by Capcom, and SNK vs. Capcom by SNK. It was the latter who got the ball rolling with a series of portable titles.
It’s true that in terms of a pure fighting game, SNK has only released SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos in 2003, three years after Capcom’s vision. Almost 20 years later, is it still healthy to hope for a new registration? The two companies have in any case recently come together, the 2022 edition of the EVO having thus been the occasion for cross illustrations. Collaborative posters available at the SNK stand and that we owe to Eisuke Ogura and Shinkiro.
SNK and Capcom: collaboration posters that have “reconfirmed” the interest of players
These posters were very well received by the public, and with VGC, the producer and designer Yauyuki Oda, working within SNK, indicated that this enthusiasm had “reconfirmed” players’ interest in a marked reunion between SNK and Capcom. Asked about the possibility of a new SNK vs. Capcom, our man has clearly left the door open:
“It’s certainly possible in the future, and it’s something that I think everyone, on all sides, in both parties, wants to make happen.”
“Especially after seeing the reaction to the [posters de l’EVO]… it allowed us to reconfirm that this is probably one of the most desired things by the fighting game community around the world.”
But let’s not ignite our fist too quickly, there is nothing concrete in place yet:
“We haven’t really talked about it in detail with anyone at Capcom. It may have been a vague comment. However, we have a lot of experience [dans les crossovers] with events like Akuma and Geese in Tekken, Terry [Bogard] in Fighting EX Layer, Terry in Smash Bros. and Baiken in Samurai Showdown…”
“But lately we haven’t really done anything with Capcom, even on character collaboration issues. So this poster [à l’EVO]in our view, was the first step towards something like this that could happen in the future.”
Good news, however, Mr. Oda does not intend to make players wait 20 more years to deliver a new playable meeting.