All you rare game collectors, listen up! Over at Capcom-Unity, user Versus Omnibus had inquired if it was possible to play Tatsunoko vs. Capcom on the Wii U. Two users, one of them a moderator, told Omnibus that the Wii U will be backwards compatible with all Wii games, accessories, and peripherals. Then Capcom exec Christian Svensson stepped in and kinda misunderstood the question and though it was about a re-release. He states “Our rights with Tatsunoko have lapsed fairly recently (so we’re no longer allowed to sell the title physically or digitally). Unless Japan were to strike a new deal, I’d say the chances of this happening are slim.”
So not only can Capcom not make a Wii U re-release in HD, they can’t even sell the current Wii game now due to rights issues. So if you haven’t gotten the game yet, it’s best to do it now since the prices might rise up. And to those that have it already, hold on tight to it ’cause you ain’t seeing a “new” copy anytime soon. They’re not expensive now, but they will be, just like Metroid Prime Trilogy.