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->''"Games like this make it seem like Capcom has a lot of enemies. Everybody wants to fight them."''
-->-- ''WebVideo/ClassicGameRoom'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYNuLKukyQg review]] of ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''

A lengthy series of MassiveMultiplayerCrossover games (mainly {{Fighting Game}}s), all of which feature Creator/{{Capcom}} and another company (hence the "Whatever" in this page's title).

It's composed of several crossover series, which are listed chronologically:

%% This is just an index. Unless a game of the series has its own page, DON'T ADD IT.
!!{{Fighting game}}s
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom''
** ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'' (featured [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Akuma]] as a SecretCharacter)
** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' (featured [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Anita]] as a Secret Character)
** ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3: Fate of Two Worlds''
*** ''Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' %% Don't pothole this one, it screws the index %%
** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite''
* ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom''
** ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomMatchOfTheMillennium''
** ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000''
** ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium''
** ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos''
* ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: Cross Generation of Heroes''
** ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars'' %% Same deal as ''[=UMvC3=]'' %%
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterOnlineMouseGeneration''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''
** ''Tekken 7'' (Akuma was included in the home release as a GuestFighter. Geese Howard from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' was later brought in through DLC, indirectly reviving the Capcom and SNK rivalry. Noctis from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' was also added via DLC, making it the second time Capcom and Creator/SquareEnix met, also indirectly.)

!!Non-fighting games
* ''SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash''
* ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''
** ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' (A successor to ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', now with the addition of Creator/{{Sega}} characters. The first game would connect Capcom to another major video game crossover series, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', particularly the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Original Generation]]'' sub-series. The second game would have [[GuestFighter guest characters]] from Creator/{{Nintendo}}, specifically from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles''.
* ''VideoGame/CrossEdge''
* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsPhoenixWrightAceAttorney''

!!Non-game media
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'': 2013 ''Archie Comics''-made crossover between Sonic and Mega Man.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'': 2015 sequel to ''Worlds Collide'' which not only reunites to true blue heroes but brings X and his gang in as well plus a slew of other gaming worlds from Capcom and Sega's gaming library.

There were also other crossovers and pseudo-crossovers with other companies:


Certainly the most obscure of the lot, ''Taisen Net Gimmick: Capcom & Psikyo All Stars'' is a TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}} game for the [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] developed by Psikyo (a now-defunct arcade developer of vertical {{Shoot Em Up}}s and erotic Mahjong games) between characters from this company (mostly ''VideoGame/SengokuAce'' and ''VideoGame/{{Gunbird}}'' series) and Capcom (from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' series). Not much else is known about it. Also, due to Capcom being publisher of the game, the Dreamcast version of ''Gunbird 2'' featured [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan Aensland]] as a SecretCharacter.


Not a game, but rather a lawsuit, ''Capcom v. Data East (N.D. Cal. 1994)''. In 1993, Creator/DataEast published ''[[VideoGame/FightersHistory Fighter's History]]'', a [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''Street Fighter'' with SerialNumbersFiledOff. Capcom sued for copyright infringement, but a California judge [[http://www.patentarcade.com/2005/08/case-capcom-v-data-east-nd-cal-1994-c.html ruled in favor of Data East]] on grounds that the copied elements were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sc%C3%A8nes_%C3%A0_faire scène à faire,]] or commonplace elements in the genre, and thus not subject to copyright. (''Fighter's History'' never crossed over with anything by Capcom, but it did cross over with Capcom's rival SNK in the Japanese cell phone game ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou Densetsu]] vs. Fighter's History Dynamite''.)


Well, kind of. A few days before the American release of ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars'', Capcom teased at a new title for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} to be revealed on the release date of said game, [[http://kotaku.com/5454429/capcom-announcing-title-for-xbox-japan with the teaser banner]] "Capcom x Microsoft." The game turned out to be a 360 port of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Frontier'', thus irrelevant to this page...

... but Capcom immediately followed that announcement with the news of an ''actual'' Capcom x Microsoft crossover: [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago]][[note]]As last seen in ''Gears of War 2'', so no bearded Dom for you.[[/note]] will be appearing in ''VideoGame/LostPlanet 2'' (add to that the fact that [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Wesker]] is a PreOrderBonus skin and... yeah). Watch the announcement trailer [[http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gears-of-lost-planet/61251 here.]] (And for extra laughs, compare the premise of that trailer with the premise of Ryu's ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom'' ending. Apparently, "Ryu" and "''Gears of War'' protagonists" are interchangeable terms.)

!!''Sammy Corporation'':

''Sammy vs. Capcom'' was announced in 2003 as an UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame to run on Sammy's UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast-like Atomiswave hardware, and was apparently conceptualized in the style of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''. Corporate issues related to Sammy's acquisition of Creator/{{Sega}} evidently relegated it to {{Vaporware}}.


To balance things out, the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 version of ''VideoGame/LostPlanet 2'' let you play as Helghan troopers from ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}''.

Then, of course, there's [[VideoGame/InFamous Cole MacGrath]] (from ''[=inFamous=]'') and Toro & Kuro (Japanese Sony Mascots) making an appearance in the [=PS3=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita versions of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' making that game a triple crossover of sorts.

Lastly, [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] (in his ''[[VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry DmC]]'' incarnation) appeared in ''[[VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale]]''. Technically, because of the game's other guest characters, this is a crossover not just Sony, but also with Namco (via [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi]]), Konami (via [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Raiden]], see also below), Creator/TakeTwoInteractive (via [[VideoGame/BioShock Big Daddy]]) and [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] (via [[Franchise/DeadSpace Isaac Clarke]]).


Beginning with the second ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' game and the fifth installment of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series, Capcom and Konami began cross-promoting both series by including hidden features that require players to exchange data from ''Boktai 2'' into ''Battle Network 5'' and vice-versa. However, ''Boktai 3'' was [[NoExportForYou never released outside Japan]] due to the low sales of the first two installments and all connectivity with the game was removed for the overseas versions of ''Battle Network 6''. Likewise, Konami choose not to keep the ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' connectivity with ''Lunar Knights'', the overseas version of ''Boktai DS''.

''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' features a ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' area among its ludicrous amount of ProductPlacement. [[RuleOfCool Yeah, you get to hunt down monsters as Big Boss. With guns.]] In return, ''Monster Hunter Portable 3rd'' features a DLC quest which allows players to farm for Big Boss's battle armor as it appears in ''Peace Walker'', including a Snake face mask. Wearing the entire set changes the player's voice into Snake's and also changes various sound effects into ''Franchise/MetalGear'' sound effects, including the well-known "!" ScareChord.

!!''Creator/{{Level 5}}'':

Level 5 announced a crossover of their and Capcom's brain-teasing adventure series, entitled ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSAceAttorney vs.]] [[Franchise/AceAttorney Gyakuten Saiban]]''. It features a combination of puzzles and trials as Phoenix Wright and Maya team up with Professor Layton and Luke in investigating a medieval-esque setting. The keyword to this game is '''[[BurnTheWitch Witch]] [[WitchHunt Trial]]''', as the characters solve the mystery of a girl who is accused of being a witch, and the motives of the Story Teller, the main villain of the game. Shu Takumi, the original creator of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, wrote the script. It was released on the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS handheld.


At the end of the E3 2013 trailer for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS & Wii U'', [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]] was confirmed to be joining as a guest star, making his first playable crossover appearance in years, missing out on Capcom's own ''Marvel Vs.'' games. While this crossover mainly involves Nintendo characters, Sega's Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and Namco's VideoGame/PacMan are also involved. At around E3 2015, months after the release of both versions of the game, Ryu from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' was confirmed to join Mega Man in the ranks of ''Smash'' as DownloadableContent, making him the second Capcom representative. Following that, Cloud from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' was added as another DLC character, marking the first time, if indirectly, Capcom and Creator/SquareEnix met in a crossover.

!!''Louis Cha novels,'' ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', ''Manga/DetroitMetalCity'', ''and'' ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' ''at the same time'':

Yes, this actually happened. In 2008 Capcom made a [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] PC game called ''VideoGame/StreetFighterOnlineMouseGeneration'', which sadly got discontinued in 2009. Among the regular Street Fighter fare, it also featured characters from VideoGame/RivalSchools, Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}, and several Louis Cha novels, as well as [[Franchise/MetalHeroes Gavan]] and [[Manga/DetroitMetalCity Johannes Krauser II]].


In 2012, there was ''Street Fighter x Sanrio'', a line of [[TheMerch merchandise]] featuring [[Franchise/HelloKitty Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters]] cosplaying as Street Fighter characters.


In a ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' crossover with mobile game ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', Ryu fights several of ''GBF'''s characters and [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Sophie]]. In another Cygames property, ''VideoGame/{{Shadowverse}}'', Ryu, Chun-Li, and other ''Street Fighter V'' characters play card games with characters from ''Shadowverse'', ''VideoGame/RageOfBahamut'', ''Granblue Fantasy'', and ''Anime/FateStayNightHeavensFeel''.

!!''Creator/DCComics'', ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]],'' ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', ''Creator/CartoonNetwork,'' ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]]...:

Not a direct crossover, but the ''[[TabletopGame/CerberusEngineGames Street Fighter Deck-Building Game]]'' is "fully compatible" with every other deck-builder made by Cryptozoic Entertainment, pitting (if your wallet can take it) the ''Street Fighter II'' cast against the DC Universe ([[TakeThat instead of]] ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse Mortal Kombat]]''), each Creator/PeterJackson Middle-earth movie, ''Naruto, Attack on Titan, Adventure Time,'' and an NHL dream team.

!!The animated shows of Creator/SethMacFarlane:

Ryu is the final boss of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad vs. WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Kung Fu 2'', a WebGame on the official ''Family Guy'' site.


A 6-issue comic series titled ''Street Fighter X Franchise/GIJoe'' was published by Creator/IDWPublishing in 2016. Long before that, ''Street Fighter 2'' characters were released as a subset of the ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' toyline in 1992, complete with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxLKw9Q8ZKs commercials]].

The ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' mobile game ''VideoGame/PowerRangersLegacyWars'' has a crossover event involving ''Street Fighter'' characters.[[note]]Creator/SabanBrands sold the ''Power Rangers'' franchise to Hasbro in 2018[[/note]]

They really do accept all challengers. Unless they come [[WordOfGod from]] ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' (the higher ups apparently aren't too fond of the idea of Scorpion ripping off Ryu's head and whatnot).
* BootstrappedTheme: This is a recurring element for the Capcom side. For instance, characters like [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]], [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Batsu]], and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Alex]] have their home stage themes as their background music, even though in their original games the background music are not tied to them but to the stages. Another example is [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Trigger/Volnutt]] receiving the theme that accompanied the Flutter vs. Gesselschaft BossBattle in ''[=MML1=]'' which followed him from ''[=NxC=]'' into ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom'' (Tron herself would later get this theme for herself in ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'').
** The Marvel heroes also get this treatment. The two most prominent examples are Spider-Man and Captain America, who have re-used the same theme since their initial debut in ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes''.
* TheCameo: If a particular character isn't a playable fighter, there's a high chance that they'll instead be found on the sidelines or (if they're lucky) as an AssistCharacter.
* CoolVersusAwesome: The whole point behind these series. The most beloved characters in the video game history clashing it out between VideoGame/[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom each]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken other]], and with [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom comic book]] and [[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom anime]] superheroes and villains.
* CostumeEvolution: Certain characters change outfits as the series progresses, most notably Iron Man, Hawkeye, Wolverine and Storm. The Hulk's The Professor/Merged Hulk incarnation was also used in the earlier games, before reverting to the more iconic Savage Hulk persona from ''3'' onward.
* CounterAttack: Pretty much a staple thing in these games. In [[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium some]] [[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom of]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 them]], some super attacks are counters as well!
* FakeCrossover: Don't expect the events of these games to ever be referenced in any of these anime/game's main series.
** Subverted, somewhat, in one instance: During the ComicBook/SpiderVerse storyline, the villain Morlun drops in on Spider-Man of Earth-30847, who is explicitly shown to be the Marvel vs. Capcom version of the character, up to and including having a confused player standing at the arcade machine, [[http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/imagefeed/featured/gamer-culture/marvelSpidey/SpiderVerseMVC.jpg watching the scene unfold.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Of both the sexual and non-sexual variety, but we'll leave the former for another time. The sheer amount of [[ShoutOut references]], [[ContinuityNod nods]], and [[MythologyGag throwaway gags]] to each company's individual mythos (and, in certain cases, preceding games in each sub-series) is ''staggering'', to the extent of having [[ShoutOut/CapcomVsWhatever a page dedicated for that here]]. ''Something'' [[DoubleEntendre is going to appeal to you]].
* GoKartingWithBowser[=/=]EnemyMine: You'll often see team-ups between characters who are mortal enemies in their own series. ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' references this in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/02/18 this strip.]]
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Naturally.
* NamesTheSame: [[invoked]] Besides the Ryu and Ken subversion noted below, [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} MOMO]] and Wonder Momo in ''Namco x Capcom'', which is lampshaded in the ending.
** In addition, this series has now brought three Mega Men, two Zeroes, and two Rolls, who now cross [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic four]] [[VideoGame/MegaManX different]] ''Franchise/MegaMan'' [[VideoGame/MegaManZero sub]]-[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends series]]. Thankfully, there has been at most one version of each character from each game.
*** Amusingly, they even brought back the Mega Man from the Box-Art of the first game in Street Fighter X Tekken.
** Hi Joe! Oh, um... [[VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe which]] [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Joe]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury exactly]]?
** And the [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting two]] [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Kings]].
** Now there are [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha two]] [[VideoGame/SakuraWars characters]] named [[CherryBlossomGirl Sakura]].
** Ken (Street Fighter) and Ken the Eagle.
** Rock Howard and Rock (Mega Man)
** [[Comicbook/XMen Phoenix (Jean Grey)]] and [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]].
* NewWorkRecycledGraphics: A hallmark of the pre-3D installments. This began to become an issue as time went on and the arcade hardware and home consoles running the games started to get more and more sophisticated. Examples include:
** The ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series reused sprites from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'', ''VideoGame/{{DarkStalkers}}'', ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes''. The characters who got new sprites were generally ones who hadn't appeared in any prior 2D fighting games, such as Comicbook/{{Rogue}} and Comicbook/{{Gambit}} in ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter'', [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]] and VideoGame/CaptainCommando in ''VideoGame/{{Marvel Vs Capcom|Clash Of Super Heroes}}'', and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil Jill]], Comicbook/{{Cable}}, [[VideoGame/StarGladiator Hayato]] and the OriginalGeneration characters in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 Marvel vs. Capcom 2]]''.
** The Capcom-produced installments of ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom'' fared better in this regard. All the SNK fighters had to be redrawn in the more anime-inspired Capcom style, in addition to Capcom characters who'd never before appeared in 2D fighting games, such as [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Kyosuke]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFight Maki]]. Capcom also went a step further and did brand new sprites for returning fighters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Akuma, M. Bison, Dan, Eagle and Yun, which served to make the blatant recycling of sprites from the early-to-mid '90s games look ''even more'' blatant by comparison.
** This goes all the way back to ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'', the unofficial start of the ''Capcom Vs Whatever'' franchise. Akuma just reuses his more realistic-looking ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII Turbo'' sprite, which clashes badly with the anime-style sprites used by the X-Men characters.
* OddballInTheSeries: ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSAceAttorney'', aside from being a crossover between [[Franchise/AceAttorney a Capcom franchise]] and [[Franchise/ProfessorLayton a series from another company]], has absolutely nothing in common with the other games listed here.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Kind of necessary, especially in the Marvel crossovers, where you have Ryu and Zangief taking on the likes of [[PhysicalGod Thanos]], [[PersonOfMassDestruction Phoenix]], and [[EldritchAbomination Shuma-Gorath.]]
* ShoutOut: With its [[ShoutOut/CapcomVsWhatever own page]].
* {{Superhero}}es: You'll see (most of) the best known ones from the West (Marvel) and the East (Tatsunoko). [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Bravoman and Wonder Momo (Namco).]]
* SpotlightStealingCrossover: ''X-Men'' and ''Street Fighter'' characters usually tend to dominate the cast, with ''Marvel vs. Capcom 2'' being especially infamous in this regard (with over half the roster being more ''Street Fighter'' and ''X-Men'' than anything else), though ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' and its ''Ultimate'' update toned things down a bit (only four ''Street Fighter'' characters, and while there were still a considerable amount of ''X-Men'', there were plenty of other characters as well).
* SuperMovePortraitAttack
* SwitchOutMove
* TropeOverdosed[=/=]TroperCriticalMass[=/=]WikiMagic: This whole page had to be divided into '''18''' different pages. And still counting...
* VersusTitle
* WolverinePublicity: One could say that's the whole point of this series with the non-Wolverine examples.
** Expect [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]] to be present in any crossover game.
** To a much lesser extent you also have [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI Ken Masters]] (who was absent in the first and third ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' titles and ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom''), [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Zangief]] (who was replaced by [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII Alex]] in ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom'', by [[VideoGame/FinalFight Hu]][[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII go]] in ''SVC Chaos'', and [[VideoGame/FinalFight Haggar]] in ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'') and [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]] (who was replaced by [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Demitri]] in ''SVC Chaos'', a game which, unsurprisingly, wasn't developed by Capcom).
** Let's not get started on the non-Capcom examples, ''especially'' the {{Trope Namer|s}}. He is the only Marvel character who has appeared in every single ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' entry from ''X-Men: Children of the Atom'' all the way up to ''Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3''. He even has '''TWO''' versions of himself in ''[=MvC2=]''.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: The only way to explain many, upon ''many'', upon '''many''', upon '''''[[OverlyLongGag MANY]]''''' of the specials and supers in this series.