Ten years have passed since Marvel vs. Capcom 2 appeared in the arcades and on Dreamcast. Since then, Capcom has remained quiet about producing a successor to its stylish and successful Versus series. What could be the reason for their silence? Perhaps the biggest reason was Marvel ending the partnership, taking away Capcom's use of the Marvel license and effectively killing any plans for a sequel. Without the core Marvel characters, the future of the Versus franchise seemed unclear, ambiguous, and doubtful. But now, under a new license with celebrated anime studio Tatsunoko, Capcom aims to reinvigorate the Versus franchise with Tatsunoko vs. Capcom by redesigning the game mechanics to be accessible for new players, while maintaining a deep, intricate foundation for seasoned veterans.