The fighting game you really care about: Capcom vs. Eric Ruth Games

We know some of you were unfathomably thrilled by the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but the announcement was somewhat sullied for us by a secret, unfulfilled wish we'd kept tucked away in the deepest recesses of our heart. What if, instead of squaring off against a roster of superheroes from Marvel Comics, the Capcom combatants were forced to fight the original characters designed by Pixel Force Left 4 Dead and Mega Man 9 HD Remix creator Eric Ruth?

Fine, we didn't actually have that thought -- but after looking at the first bit of gameplay footage from Capcom vs. Eric Ruth Games (posted after the jump), we really wish we had. Sure, we might not know half of the game's cast of characters, but it looks like good old-fashioned 2D fighting fun. Also, it features an announcer who says, "Ladies and gentlemen, start your fist engines," and that's the greatest thing we've ever heard.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.