Capcom made anime and manga fans very happy back in 2010 when it localized Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All Stars for the Nintendo Wii and released it in North America. Featuring a fighting slate of characters from Capcom's world as well as Tatsunoko's properties, the game has become something of a cult hit over the years, but if you haven't picked up a copy already and want one then you really should get moving, as it's gone out of print and is about to become a valuable commodity. Siliconera has the news.
Capcom’s rights with Tatsunoko lapsed “fairly recently,” so they are no longer allowed to sell Tatsunoko vs. Capcom either physically or digitally to consumers, Capcom USA’s senior VP, Christian Svensson, shares on the company forums.
So, if you still want the game, you should probably pick it up soon, as stores won’t be receiving new copies once they run out of their existing stock. The chances of any kind of re-release are slim, too, unless Capcom were to strike a new deal with Tatsunoko.
Capcom's discontinued fighting games hold their value long past their expected expiration date. Prior to Marvel vs Capcom 2 returning for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 a few years ago, used copies of the game for older consoles still commanded absurdly high prices, for instance. I don't know if Tatsunoko will enjoy the same legacy (I wasn't much of a fan of it; the action was solid, but the Tatsunoko characters did not appeal to me), but I'm tempted to buy up a few copies to keep for a few years while the value creeps skyward. You never know which old games could help to fund your retirement plan, after all. I'm still holding on to a mint in-box copy of Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix with Action Pad for the GameCube that I assume will allow me to buy a small private island when the time is right.