Two new stages have been revealed today - including Williamette Mall, the locale of Dead Rising. I doubt we'll be seeing any new stages for Joe or Zero, alas. There's some goofy videos in this blog post, too.
Nintendo reader Arlen attended a recent Capcom-unity event where he asked the magic question - are there secret characters in TvC? The two responses:
“There’s all the new characters and there’s some secret characters we haven’t revealed yet” – Capcom booth employee discussing the build that was being played
A: So could you tell us who the new characters are? Seth Killian, Capcom: That’s still a secret and you won’t be finding out until a few weeks A: Oh, ok so what about the new mini-games? Seth Killian, Capcom: I’m afraid you’ll have to wait for that just like the characters. The news will be announced soon, though by then the game will be out. *laughs*
Along with that, producer Ryota Niitsuma has blogged that big news will be revealed January 6th! Excited yet?
It's 2010, so we might get Kevin Striker from Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight, as a playable character, but during the time of its release, Capcom was struggling hard in creating another game in the Street Fighter series. Street Fighter '89 had an intro that was later used for Street Fighter II, while the game was renamed as Final Fight, and while both, the Street Fighter and Final Fight franchises have been crossing over each other, Joe in the intro to Street Fighter '89 / Street Fighter II resembles Cody. They also have very similar jump kicks. If Captain Commando takes place in Metro City, then it's probably in the Street Fighter/Final Fight universe. Capcom was also having a hard time developing their former mascot during the same time Sega was creating Sonic the Hedgehog. And like Sonic, Captain Commando had several designs of his look. Mighty the Armadillo was the prototype of Sonic, and while Captain Commando's look of today resembles Kevin Striker's, then Kevin's probably the prototype of the Captain Commando of today.