Trivia / Capcom Fighting Evolution

  • Troubled Production: As mentioned below, the game was basically a rushed attempt to salvage some of the work done on Capcom Fighting All-Stars. Yoshinori Ono also revealed that things were so hectic that he replaced the original producer after they left during the middle of production.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • At first Capcom developed a game called Capcom Fighting All-Stars, a 3D crossover fighter starring Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie, Alex, Mike Haggar, Poison, Strider Hiryu, Batsu, Akira, Akuma and Demitrinote . The plot revolved around a bomb set to destroy Metro City and featured three new characters who each held part of the code needed to stop it (one of them being Ingrid). However, the game was savaged in playtests for not playing enough like Street Fighter and Capcom cancelled it in favor of making Fighting Evolution. There's even a footage of the prototype arcade version available.
    • The original 1987 Street Fighter was the only 2D Street Fighter title not represented in the crossover. Originally, there were plans for the game to include Eagle (using his Capcom vs. SNK 2 sprite), a pre-scar Sagat, and Retsu, but time constraints prevented this.