Christian Svensson, Capcom's bizdev and strategic planning VP, told VideoGamer.com, "Do not rule [a Western release] out. That is all I can say right now," adding, "We are still actively working on having that happen. I can't say it's happening definitively. I couldn't give you a time frame, but as badly as the fans want it, we want to bring it."
According to Svensson, a combination of licensing issues and reassembling the dev team at Eighting to make any necessary changes are the major hurdles. "The Tatsunoko rights are split as far as how they are held in the west," he explained. "Tatsunoko obviously holds all of the rights in Japan so they can grant all of those characters usage through Japan very easily."
"To be fair, the team that did it is working on something else now," Svensson added, "so actually also clawing back the resources to do a localised version, to make any changes that are needed to get through those licensing issues, these are all things that need to be aligned before we can actually profit from this happening."