Video Game: Capcom vs. Whatever

Followed by Capcom Vs Rankin Bass.

Games like this make it seem like Capcom has a lot of enemies. Everybody wants to fight them.

A lengthy series of Massive Multiplayer Crossover games (mainly Fighting Games), all of which feature Capcom and another company (hence the "Whatever" in this page's title).

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

Fighting games

Non-fighting games

Non-game media

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 Mahjong game for the Dreamcast developed by Psikyo, a now-defunct arcade developer of vertical Shoot Em Ups and pornographic Mahjong games. Not much else is known about it.

Data East:

Not a game, but rather a lawsuit, Capcom v. Data East (N.D. Cal. 1994). In 1993, Data East published Fighter's History, a clone of Street Fighter with Serial Numbers Filed Off. Capcom sued for copyright infringement, but a California judge ruled in favor of Data East on grounds that the copied elements were 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 Garou Densetsu vs. Fighter's History Dynamite.)

Microsoft/Epic Games:

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 Xbox 360 to be revealed on the release date of said game, with the teaser banner "Capcom x Microsoft." The game turned out to be a 360 port of Monster Hunter Frontier, thus irrelevant to this page...

... but Capcom immediately followed that announcement with the news of an actual Capcom x Microsoft crossover: Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiagonote  will be appearing in Lost Planet 2 (add to that the fact that Wesker is a Pre-Order Bonus skin and... yeah). Watch the announcement trailer 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.)


To balance things out, the PlayStation 3 version of Lost Planet 2 let you play as Helghan troopers from Killzone.

Then, of course, there's Cole MacGrath (from inFamous) and Toro & Kuro (Japanese Sony Mascots) making an appearance in the PS3 and Play Station Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken making that game a triple crossover of sorts.

Lastly, Dante (in his DmC incarnation) appeared in 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 Heihachi), Konami (via Raiden, see also below), Take-Two Interactive (via Big Daddy) and EA (via Isaac Clarke).


Beginning with the second Boktai game and the fifth installment of the Mega Man Battle Network 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 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 Mega Man Star Force connectivity with Lunar Knights, the overseas version of Boktai DS.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker features a Monster Hunter area among its ludicrous amount of Product Placement. 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 Metal Gear sound effects, including the well-known "!" Scare Chord.


Level 5 announced a crossover of their and Capcom's brain-teasing adventure series, entitled Professor Layton vs. 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 Witch 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 Ace Attorney series, wrote the script. It was released on the Nintendo 3DS handheld.


At the end of the E3 2013 trailer for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U, 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 Sonic the Hedgehog and Namco's Pac-Man are also involved. At around E3 2015, months after the release of both versions of the game, Ryu was confirmed to join Mega Man in the ranks of Smash as Downloadable Content, making him the second Capcom representative.

Louis Cha novels, Cyborg 009, Detroit Metal City, and Metal Heroes at the same time:

Yes, this actually happened. In 2008 Capcom made a Japan-only PC game called Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation, which sadly got discontinued in 2009. Among the regular Street Fighter fare, it also featured characters from Rival Schools, Cyborg 009, and several Louis Cha novels, as well as Gavan and Johannes Krauser II.

Hello Kitty:

In 2012, there was Street Fighter x Sanrio, a line of merchandise featuring Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters cosplaying as Street Fighter characters.

They really do accept all challengers. Unless they come from Mortal Kombat (the higher ups apparently aren't too fond of the idea of Scorpion ripping off Ryu's head and whatnot).


Alternative Title(s):

Capcom Vs Whatever