Originally Posted by The Possessed
The difference there being that Capcom had the rights to the MVC games and although the license was sold to Activision they were able to pick a share of it back up.
And in some people's eyes, if Capcom can pull that off with Activision, or get all the Tatsunoko characters bar one in the west they could pull off some licensing deal with the Arika characters.
I don't think they're wrong, but like you I doubt it will happen because as much as I love them, I don't think the EX characters have enough of a following to justify Capcom making the effort.
But some do, so they will continue to ask for it, and I can't really knock them for it.