Capcom Euope’s David Reeves has said the firm is treating 3DS and Vita “pretty equally,” but in terms of the latter, current plans for the handheld include four titles, one of which is based off a popular IP in Japan.
Speaking in an interview with ME Gamers, Reeves said there will be at least one launch title for the system, with Street Fighter vs Tekken and two others on the horizon. One of the two planned, Reeves is “sure you can guess what one of them [it] has to be, considering the success in Japan.”
“I think down the road, you could probably see a Monster Hunter iteration somewhere,” he added. “Probably on both [3DS and Vita]. I haven’t heard any concrete plans…they don’t always share those plans…because they switch teams many times.
“Personally, I find Vita a little bit more enticing. It’s got more to get into, it has 3G, it feels good in the hand. I find…and Nintendo will probably tell you as well…that 3D is not what they are going to sell it [3DS] on. They think 3D is something that will draw people in, but after a while, that’s it. People will just use the slider and put it into 2D. And they are aware of that.
“It’s going to depend on the software ultimately, whether it be a Zelda or a Mario, they are the games that will probably draw players in and sell systems. It will be interesting to see who prevails. I think in the Middle East it will probably be Vita, because of its PlayStation brand. In Russia it will certainly prevail as well. I think in the US and Europe, however, it’s going to be quite a battle. And that’s only good for consumers.
“But Capcom themselves are pretty agnostic about it. They will choose the game that will suit the individual platforms and develop for both of them. Just as other publishers, like Ubisoft, who are developing for both of them as well.”