Third-party video game developer Capcom and animation studio Tatsunoko are preparing a special exhibition.

TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM EXHIBITION

The event was originally posted by Famitsu, and Shoryuken translated the information. The event will open on April 21 and last until May 7, and it’ll be held at the Aqua City Mall in Tokyo. Both companies are collaborating to celebrate their milestones: Tatsunoko’s 55th anniversary and Street Fighter‘s 30th.

Art will be displayed from their prior team-up, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Additionally, there will be other prospects, such as merchandise and panels. Capcom will distribute Monster Hunter-themed balloons, for example, and patrons can get a picture taken with their favorite character. Notably, there will also be a poll allowing players to support their favorite fighter in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes is a Japan-exclusive fighting game for the Wii and arcades. However, international interest was strong, so Capcom and Tatsunoko began working out the numerous licensing issues.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, a second version of the game, was released across the globe in January 2010. While some content had to be removed, additional content was added in its place. (Nevertheless, this iteration gave Dead Rising‘s Frank West his fighting game debut, so it’s objectively superior.)

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom never quiet attained the popularity of a Marvel vs. Capcom, but it’s still a tightly designed fighter. While I’m incredibly inept in most fighting games, I was always eager to improve my skills in this one. Watching my friends play against each other was a treat as well.

This exhibition doesn’t necessarily mean Tatsunoko vs. Capcom will receive a sequel or port, but it does mean the two companies still remember their crossover. And, as someone who would like to see this vs. series branch revisited, that fills me with some hope.