SNK producer and director of King of Fighters 16 Yasuyuki Oda has confirmed {that a} new SNK vs. Capcom sport is drawing curiosity from “each events.”

Talking to VGC, Oda started speaking a couple of potential new sport after referencing promotional posters for 2022’s EVO combating event that featured paintings from each SNK and Capcom video games. Whereas it might not be a lot of a shock, this collaboration was a success for followers, and it “reconfirmed” the curiosity in that partnership going to the following degree as soon as extra.

“Undoubtedly sooner or later, that’s one thing that I feel everyone on all sides, in each events, are focused on making a actuality,” Oda stated when requested if he was focused on being a part of the crew to deliver a brand new SNK vs. Capcom sport to life. “Particularly after we noticed the response to the [Evo posters]… it helped us reconfirm that that’s in all probability probably the most wished issues from the combating sport neighborhood throughout your entire world.”

These hoping to play this new sport anytime quickly might need to maintain their expectations in test, as Oda stated these feedback and the general public’s curiosity is barely the “first step in the direction of possibly one thing like that taking place sooner or later.”

“We haven’t actually talked intimately with anyone at Capcom about it,” Oda stated. “It may need come up as a imprecise remark. Nevertheless, we now have a whole lot of expertise [in crossovers] with issues like Akuma and Geese in Tekken, Terry [Bogard] in Preventing EX Layer, Terry in Smash Bros., and Baiken in Samurai Showdown.

“However lately, we haven’t really accomplished something with Capcom, even on character collaboration stuff. In order that poster [at Evo], in our sense, was step one in the direction of possibly one thing like that taking place sooner or later.”

Oda did supply up a small glimmer of hope, saying that, if he had his manner, followers wouldn’t have to attend one other 20 years to see a brand new SNK vs. Capcom sport.

“20 years is unquestionably too lengthy for me,” Oda stated. “We’ll attempt to get it accomplished in 10!”

There hasn’t been a correct SNK vs. Capcom sport since 2003’s SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, though there was a model of the digital collectible card sport known as SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS that was launched on DC in 2006.

The collection first started in 1999 with the unique model of SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Conflict and Neo Geo Pocket Colour’s SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium. Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Struggle 2000 was the primary sport within the collection to be relased for arcade and it arrived a yr after the originals.

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Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You may comply with him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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