Put this squarely in the “maybe” column, but Rival Schools creator and director of Capcom vs. SNK 2 director Hideaki Itsuno says he has plans which could potentially see both classic 2D fighters come to current gen consoles. In an interview with Anime News Network, Itsuno said of a possible digital release of Rival High Schools:
I happen to have certain plans to do things like that. I don’t know if it’ll come to fruition, but it’s on my agenda for sure.
The story was more or less the same when it came to a downloadable release of Capcom vs. SNK 2, with Itsuno saying he had plans on that front as well.
With the recent wave of digital offerings for beloved (Darkstalkers Resurrection) or even obscure (Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver.) fighting games, it wouldn’t be a stretch to see Capcom vs. SNK 2 make its way onto XBLA and PSN (and the Wii U, even). Given how underrepresented Rival Schools has been over the years (its last entry was 2001’s Project Justice on the Dreamcast), I wouldn’t be surprised if there was no movement on that colorful, high school-themed fighter.
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