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Capcom unveiling new 2D fighter soon

Two dimensional fighting games are pretty rare these days, but rewind time a decade or so and you'll find Capcom's name everywhere. This is mainly because of their Street Fighter franchise. Now, a new teaser site has emerged and it beckons us to wonder: what new 2D fighter is Capcom going to announce soon?

While rumors abound that it could be the next Street Fighter, we wouldn't want to jump on that wagon too quickly. There's nothing on the teaser site that remotely reminds us of the classic fighter. If we read Japanese, perhaps we could provide some more proof. But we can't. Our guess? A new IP. Yep, we're taking the road less traveled and hypothesizing Capcom is making a completely new cast of characters for a completely new 2D fighting game. Doubtful, but it'd be exciting!

[via CVG]

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1. You know, I am kind of off-base with this but I want to see Mortal Kombat comeback to it's roots with a 2-D game since now midway has the capabilities to pull off one heck of a 2-D MK game.

Posted at 12:32PM on Jul 2nd 2007 by Freeze

2. From what I can read, it mentions
"After 3 years, a new capcom original...."
I'll have to get back here later after I've translated the remaining 2 sentences. But I'm speculating that this IS an all new IT, and its 2D : )

Posted at 12:42PM on Jul 2nd 2007 by csage

3. I miss 2D games. I've never been a handheld consumer but if you want any newer 2D games you better be gaming on a DS, a PSP, or an emulator. I'd love a 2D Castlevania SotN side scroller or a traditional Metroid side scroller using the power of todays systems. Those tpyes of games on consoles are seemingly dead or will be only available as a dowloadable content minigame.

Posted at 12:44PM on Jul 2nd 2007 by Dungwader

4. Just so long as it isn't CannonSpike II then I'll be happy.

Posted at 2:44PM on Jul 2nd 2007 by Wonderflex

5. marvel vs capcom vs sammy anybody? wishful thinking I know...

Posted at 4:03PM on Jul 2nd 2007 by Oz

6. Oh no... not ANOTHER one! =( How many of these games are they going to make??? I'm still waiting for a 2d RPG-fighter/beat-em up! WAH! Why don't they just make the stupid thing already!!!

Posted at 9:20PM on Jul 2nd 2007 by Consolcwby

7. From the intro, it seems that the title is based on a game published three years ago, and that game could be PS2's Capcom Fighting Jam (aka Capcom Fighting Evolution in the US). The game features characters from Street Fighter II and the Darkstalkers series in crossover-match.

Posted at 1:02AM on Jul 3rd 2007 by thienluh

8. Yeah I wouldn't doubt if it is a follow up to Fighting Jam which wouldn't be all that bad since that game was fun but lacking.

Posted at 11:35AM on Jul 3rd 2007 by csage

9. Alright, I finished the rest of it
"After 3 years, a capcom original 2D fighter will make its appearance. Coming soon!"

So all we know is its a 2D fighter. My money is that it is some sort of follow up to Capcom Fighting Jam as mentioned earlier. Hope they bring in the Rival School fighters.

Posted at 11:56AM on Jul 3rd 2007 by cfsage

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