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Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom will no longer be sold

Capcom rights lapse means Rare Wii fighter will no longer be circulated

Capcom's rights to the Tatsunoko license lapsed "fairly recently" and as a result the Wii exclusive crossover title Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom will no longer be available through retail or digital channels.

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Posting on the Unity forums, Capcom's senior vice president Christian Svensson revealed the company no longer held the license and is unlikely to renew it.

"Our rights with Tatsunoko have lapsed fairly recently (so we're no longer allowed to sell the title physically or digitally)," he said. "Unless Japan were to strike a new deal, I'd say the chances of this happening are slim."

Earlier this week Capcom pledged to increase its internal development staff from 1,500 to 2,500 over the next decade and cut the number of outsourced games.

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