“Both parties are interested” in a potential Capcom vs SNK revival according to SNK producer Yasuyuki Oda.
In a recent interview at VGC, Oda confirmed the SNK x Capcom collaboration art at EVO 2022 “reconfirmed” the public’s interest in seeing a revival. When asked about the revival, Oda said, “Definitely in the future, that’s something that I think everybody on all sides, in both parties, are interested in making a reality.
“Especially after we saw the reaction to the [Evo posters]… it helped us reconfirm that that is probably one of the most wanted things from the fighting game community across the entire world.”
Oda added, “We haven’t really talked in detail with anybody at Capcom about it. It might have come up as a vague comment. However, we have a lot of experience [in crossovers] with things like Akuma and Geese in Tekken, Terry [Bogard] in Fighting EX Layer, Terry in Smash Bros., and Baiken in Samurai Showdown…
“But recently, we haven’t actually done anything with Capcom, even on character collaboration stuff. So that poster [at Evo], in our sense, was the first step towards maybe something like that happening in the future.”
Oda was also asked by VGC if fans would have to wait another 20 years for a Capcom vs SNK revival. Oda replied, “20 years is definitely too long for me. We’ll try and get it done in 10!”