Viewtiful Joe returns in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Henshin a-go-go, baby! He’s back.

Capcom announced today Viewtiful Joe, the protagonist of the Viewtiful Joe series, will return to the gaming scene in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, a fighting game exclusively for Wii.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom pits classic Capcom mascots against characters from Japanese animation studio Tatsunoko Production.

Also joining the fray are Saki from Capcom’s Quiz Nanairo Dreams and vintage anime hero Ippatsuman.

Anticipation may be self-defeating, however. At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Capcom told Siliconera the game would “probably not” be released outside of Japan due to Tatsunoko licensing issues.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is set for a Dec. 11 release in Japan.