The next in Capcom's wonderful Vs. series of 2D fighting games hits the Wii this year in Japan, full of Capcom characters you love and Tatsunoko characters with whom you may be superficially familiar at best. Of course, who the characters are is almost totally meaningless -- just ask Marvel vs. Capcom 2's Marrow or Ruby Heart.

What matters is the gameplay. And on a system that has only a few joystick options and a stock controller that is as different from a fighting stick as it possibly could be, that could be a problem. The game has Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO-style shortcuts for special moves, even though the Classic Controller is a bit better suited for fighting games than the GameCube controller.

Assuming any of us will even get to play it, will it be worth doing on the Wii? Will there be enough Hori joysticks on the market to cover the demand created by an original Capcom fighter? Or is the Classic Controller adequate as the liaison between your hands and the game?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.