Speaking to VGC, Oda said that the collaborative promotional posters featuring both SNK and Capcom games sold at EVO 2022 in August “reconfirmed” the public’s interest in a potential revival.
Asked if he was interested in a revival himself, Oda said, “Definitely in the future, that’s something that I think everybody on all sides, in both parties, are interested in making a reality.
“Especially after we saw the reaction to the [EVO posters]… it helped us reconfirm that that is probably one of the most wanted things from the fighting game community across the entire world.”
As for whether specific plans are in place, Oda said, “We haven’t really talked in detail with anybody at Capcom about it. It might have come up as a vague comment. However, we have a lot of experience [in crossovers] with things like Akuma and Geese in Tekken, Terry [Bogard] in Fighting EX Layer, Terry in Smash Bros., and Baiken in Samurai Showdown…
“But recently, we haven’t actually done anything with Capcom, even on character collaboration stuff. So that poster [at EVO], in our sense, was the first step towards maybe something like that happening in the future.”
Asked if we will have to wait 20 years to see a new entry in the SNK vs. Capcom series, Oda said, “20 years is definitely too long for me. We’ll try and get it done in 10!”