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SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos promotional art.

The SNK vs. Capcom (or alternately Capcom vs. SNK) series is a collection of fighting games by either Capcom or SNK featuring characters that appear in games created by both of these two companies. 

The games in this series either contain SNK vs. Capcom or Capcom vs. SNK, the first company name (in these cases) denoting the company behind the game's development. Games in this series appear for various platforms, including the Sega NAOMI (arcade), Neo*Geo (arcade and home system), PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Xbox, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Dreamcast.

History[]

The supposed origin behind this series was an issue of the Arcadia magazine in which there were articles covering both The King of Fighters '98 and Street Fighter Alpha 3, both of which were released at around the same time.[1] Readers had misread the cover, which said KOF vs. SF, suggesting that there was a fighting game that would pit characters from the Street Fighter and The King of Fighters series. Because of this uproar, Takashi Nishiyama contacted Yoshiki Okamoto as SNK was struggling financially. Takashi Nishiyama tried to come up with a project that utilized both companies' assets.[2] Capcom and SNK supposedly signed a deal that would allow them to produce only two fighting games concerning both franchises in 1999 (the Card Fighters series were not fighting games and therefore were exempt from the rule).

It is possible that SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos was made in order to fulfill the contract obligations[citation needed] that SNK made prior to the company filing bankruptcy and their eventual closing in 2000. If one company was the main developer of one game, the distributing company would gain the profits and not the company that licensed the characters for use. SNK gave the rights to use their characters to Capcom for the first Capcom vs. SNK game although SNK didn't profit from it.

There were interviews which SNK stated that it would be possible to renew their contract with Capcom to make new SNK vs. Capcom games[3] but in an another interview, both companies stated that they would not do any further collaboration with each other, SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS may possibly be the last crossover game between both companies.[4] However, in an interview from January 2009, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono expressed interest in a possible third game if fans demand it.[5]

According to an interview with former The King of Fighters director Toyohisa Tanabe, Capcom vs. SNK 3 was actually in development, but ultimately cancelled, at some point.[6] The interview, originally shared on Capcom's Shadaloo C.R.I. website back in November 2017,[7] features Capcom developer Takayuki Nakayama speaking with Tanabe about the cancelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars game. Tanabe mentions that he was brought in to lead the Capcom Fighting All Stars team after leaving SNK of employment in 2001 when it "fell apart for a number of reasons.", and notes that former Capcom director Yoshiki Okamoto was also working on an another fighting game (Capcom vs. SNK 3) at the time. Nakayama stated that he saw several designs and models of the game.

In a 2018 interview with TheHeartOfGaming, SNK producer Yasuyuki Oda denies the possibility of collaborating with Capcom ever again.[8] However, in August 2022, Oda stated that "both parties" are interested in a potential revival of the series.[9] Before that statement, during the 2022 EVO, Oda released two posters (drawn by Shinkiro) featuring KOF and Street Fighter characters (Ryu, Cammy, Menat and Luke on the Capcom side, and Ryo Sakazaki, Isla, Rugal Bernstein and Shermie on the SNK side); both posters received positive reception.

In a June 2024 interview by Justin Wong, Street Fighter 6 director Takayuki Nakayama and producer Shuhei Matsumoto stated that they would that a new Capcom vs. SNK title is something that they would "love to make" and that they would "love to continue talking to SNK and see what they can do to make it happen". But they note that no decisions have been made just yet.[10]

Legacy[]

While no new SNK vs. Capcom titles have been released since Card Fighter DS, the Capcom and SNK characters have appeared together in several collabrations past the crossover series.

Akuma and Geese Howard both appeared as playable guest fighters in the 3D fighting game Tekken 7: Fated Retribution; while obviously not a SNK vs. Capcom game, it did mark the first time in ten years (after Card Fighter DS' release) SNK and Capcom's characters clashes. In addition, characters from both companies have since then appeared together in a handful of other titles, such as Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Furthermore, Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Akuma, M. Bison, Guile, Ken, Juri, Cammy and Jamie appeared as two of the many crossover collaborations in SNK's free-to-play mobile game The King of Fighters All Star. Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, Cammy, Akuma, Terry and Mai appeared in Mediatonic's Fall Guys. Street Fighter 6 features the addition of Terry and Mai as the mainline Street Fighter entry's first two playable 3rd-party fighters.

Games[]

SNK-produced[]

Capcom-produced[]

Characters[]

SNK Characters[]

Character SvC CvS CvS 2 SVC Chaos Game/series
Bao No No Stage Cameo in Hugo's pre-fight The King of Fighters
Benimaru Nikaido No Yes Yes No
Chang Koehan No No Yes in Kim Kaphwan and Choi Bounge's ending
Chin Gentsai No No Stage Cameo No
Chizuru Kagura Error messages cameo No No in Goenitz's ending
Choi Bounge No No part of Chang's moveset Yes
Chris Error messages cameo No No No
Goenitz No No No Yes
Goro Daimon No No Stage Cameo No
Heavy D! No No No in Wild Iori's ending
Iori Yagami Yes Yes Yes Yes
K' Error messages cameo No No No
Kyo Kusanagi Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leona Heidern Yes No Stage Cameo No
Lucky Glauber No No No in Wild Iori's ending
Mature No part of Vice's moveset part of Vice's moveset No
May Lee No No No in Kim Kaphwan's ending
Wild Iori Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rugal Bernstein No Yes Yes No
Shermie Error messages cameo No No No
Serious Mr. Karate[Note 1] No No No Yes
Vice No Yes Yes No
Yashiro Nanakase Error messages cameo No No No
Billy Kane Yes (DC LINK) No Stage Cameo in Geese Howard's ending Fatal Fury
Geese Howard Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hokutomaru No No No in Mai Shiranui's ending
Joe Higashi No Yes Yes in Terry Bogard's ending
Li Xiangfei Error messages cameo No Stage Cameo No
Kim Kaphwan No Yes Yes Yes
Lilly Kane No No Stage Cameo No
Mai Shiranui Yes Yes Yes Yes
Terry Bogard Yes Yes Yes Yes
Raiden No Yes Yes No
Rock Howard No No Yes No
Ryuji Yamazaki No Yes Yes No
Karman Cole No No Stage Cameo No Art of Fighting
Kasumi Todoh No No No Yes
King Error messages cameo Yes Yes No
Lee Pai Long No No No in Serious Mr. Karate's ending
Mr. Karate No No No Yes
Robert Garcia No No No in Ryo Sakazaki and Mr. Karate's endings
Ryo Sakazaki Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ryuhaku Todoh part of Akari's moveset No Yes in Kasumi Todoh's ending
Takuma Sakazaki No Stage Cameo No No
Yuri Sakazaki Yes Yes Yes in Ryo Sakazaki and Mr. Karate's endings
Earthquake No No No Yes Samurai Shodown
Gandara No No No During Shiki’s transformation by lose to Red Arremer
Genjuro Kibagami Error messages cameo No No Yes
Half-Shaded Shiki No No No During Shiki’s transformation by Demitri's Midnight Bliss
Haohmaru Yes No Yes No
Jubei Yagyu Olympic Mode No No No
Kyoshiro Senryo No No Stage Cameo No
Kuroko Olympic Mode cameo No No No
Mizuki Rashojin part of Akari's moveset No No No
Nakoruru Yes Yes Yes No
Rimururu Olympic Mode No No No
Shiki No No No Yes
Shiro Tokisada Amakusa part of Akari's moveset No No No
Akari Ichijou Yes No No No The Last Blade
Hibiki Takane No No Yes No
Kaede Error messages cameo No No No
Mukuro part of Akari's moveset No No No
Eri Kasamoto No No No in Mars People's ending Metal Slug
Fiolina "Fio" Germi Olympic Mode No No in Mars People's ending
Marco Rossi Olympic Mode No No in Mars People's ending
Mars People Olympic Mode No No Yes
Tarma Roving No No No in Mars People's ending
Clark Still No No Stage Cameo No Ikari Warriors
Heidern No No Stage Cameo No
Ralf Jones No No Stage Cameo No
Athena No No No Yes Athena
Athena Asamiya Yes Yes Yes No Psycho Soldier
Miss X No No No During Wild Iori’s transformation by Demitri's Midnight Bliss SNK Gals' Fighters
Ultimate Rugal (God Rugal) No No Yes No Original

Capcom Characters[]

Character SvC CvS CvS 2 SVC Chaos Game/series
Akuma (Gouki) Yes Yes Yes Yes Street Fighter
Alex Error messages cameo No Stage Cameo No
Balrog Error messages cameo Yes Yes Yes
Blanka No Yes Yes Yes
Cammy No Yes Yes No
Chun-Li Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dan Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dhalsim No Yes Yes Yes
Dudley No No Stage Cameo No
E. Honda No Yes Yes No
Eagle No No Yes No
Elena No No Stage Cameo No
Evil Ryu Yes Yes Yes No
Go Hibiki part of Akari's moveset No No No
Guile Yes Yes Yes Yes
Juli No No No in M. Bison's ending
Juni No No No in M. Bison's ending
Karin Olympic Mode No No No
Ken Yes Yes Yes Yes
M. Bison Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rose No No Stage Cameo No
Ryu Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sagat Olympic Mode Yes Yes Yes
Sakura Yes Yes Yes No
Shin Akuma No No Yes Yes
Vega Yes (DC LINK) Yes Yes Yes
Violent Ken[Note 2] No No No Yes
Yang No No part of Yun's moveset No
Yun No No Yes No
Zangief Yes Yes Yes No
Baby Bonnie Hood (Bulleta) Yes No No No Darkstalkers
Demitri Maximoff No No No Yes
Dhylec part of Akari's moveset No No No
Felicia Yes No No No
Hannya part of Akari's moveset No No No
Hsien-Ko No No Stage Cameo No
Huitzil part of B.B. Hood's moveset No No No
Lilith Error messages cameo No No No
Lord Raptor Olympic Mode cameo No No No
Morrigan Aensland Yes Yes Yes No
Damnd No No No in Chun-Li's ending Final Fight
Hugo No No No Yes
Maki No No Yes No
Poison No No No in Hugo's pre-fight, winning and ending
Rolento No No Yes No
Sodom No No No in Chun-Li's ending
Batsu Ichimonji No No part of Kyosuke Kagami's moveset No Rival Schools
Hinata Wakaba No No part of Kyosuke Kagami's moveset No
Kyosuke Kagami No No Yes No
Arthur Olympic Mode No No No Ghosts 'n Goblins
Astaroth No No No in Akuma and Demitri Maximoff's endings
Red Arremer Olympic Mode No No Yes
Mai-Ling No No Stage Cameo No Red Earth
Tessa No No No Yes
Ciel No No No in Zero's pre-fight, taunt and ending Mega Man Zero
Zero No No No Yes
Falcon No No Stage Cameo No Power Stone
Rouge No No Stage Cameo No
Gore part of Akari's moveset No No No Star Gladiator
June No No Stage Cameo No

Notes:
[Note 1] Serious Mr. Karate is original character, but later added to The King of Fighters series.
[Note 2] Violent Ken is original character, but later added to Street Fighter series.

References[]

External links[]

SNK vs. Capcom series
Capcom-produced Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 · Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 (EO)
SNK-produced SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash · SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium · SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2 Expand Edition · SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos · SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS


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