Greil appears in Nintendo vs. Capcom as an unlockable character making his first appearance.as a playable character. He is unlocked by beating arcade with Ike. In his story he starts out revived when Mike Haggar who was exploring Tellius came across a book that would raise the dead. In the first stage of his story mode he fights and kills 2 bandits then Greil takes their flesh and becomes whole again.During the course of his adventure with Mike Haggar he comes across Caellach, Shingen Takeda and other Axe wielders who would try to match him. Later he finds Ike and Mist dueling with 2 warriors: Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Hanbei Takenaka. Greil saves his children and his children are delighted to see him for the first time in years with tears of happiness coming from Mist's face. Ike wanted to relinquish command of the Greil Mercenaries to his father but Greil reminds him that the mercenaries are under his command. He decides to lead a siege on the Oda clan who want to blackmail Elincia into giving up her throne. He even fights his pupil and this time with Haggar, Mist and Ike's help he wins. In his ending Nobunaga is first shown impaled through the heart like Greil was by the Black Knight as Nobunaga tells Greil of the things he had done in the name of evil. Nobunaga then tells Greil to build a world such as none ever seen before. Greil removes his axe from Nobunaga and the demon lord dies. Greil then departs from Honnoji to retire and live with Titania.