Shack's Arcade Corner - X-Men vs. Street Fighter

It was the "Versus" game that started it all for Capcom, bringing together two unlikely franchises to launch a juggernaut! (And also launch the Juggernaut!)


Every great series has to start somewhere and today, Shack's Arcade Corner looks at the start of Capcom's cherished "Versus" series of fighting games. Before Capcom and Marvel both dug into their respective libraries for more and more obscure combatants, everything started with two of its respective premiere franchises: the Uncanny X-Men and the world warriors of Street Fighter.

X-Men vs. Street Fighter was one of the first games to introduce the tag-team system that fighting game fans have become so familiar with. It also provided a healthy nostalgia boost by including the classic Street Fighter roster with the cast of the early 90s animated classic X-Men series, complete with the original voice actors. Back before Steve Blum ever got his claws on Wolverine, there was only Cathal J. Dodd.

Watch Greg Burke break down X-Men vs. Street Fighter in the video below. And for more, be sure to subscribe to Shacknews on YouTube.

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