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DarkStalkers is dead

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Not too long ago, I told you that you’d probably never, ever play a DarkStalkers 4. While people have been asking Capcom for Darkstalkers for years, sales of the downloadable compendium DarkStalkers Resurrection have been less than favourable. Capcom’s pretty much confirmed that DarkStalkers as a series, is dormant as a result.

"Darkstalkers Resurrection did not perform as well as we would have liked to perform," Capcom product manager Matt Dahlgren lamented at Comic-con.  "There is nothing Darkstalkers on the immediate horizon for sure," he added, hammering the final nail on DarkStalkers’ coffin.

His words echo those of the former Capcom VP Christian Svensson, who hinted that sales of the DarkStalkers re-release had not lived up to expectations.

“ I’m disappointed in the opening sales response relative to any other fighting title we’ve put out on the same platforms given the frequency and urgency of requests we’ve had here over the last several years and the quality of the execution.”

I’d have played the hell out of DarkStalkers game that utilised the Street Fighter IV engine – but it seems it was never meant to be.

Last Updated: July 23, 2013


  1. Argentil

    July 23, 2013 at 14:42

    That’s sad. Come on Capcom. How about making a proper Darkstalkers game before putting the franchise out to pasture?


    • CypherGate

      July 23, 2013 at 16:08

      all about the money unfortunately so they wont take that risk.


  2. Lardus

    July 23, 2013 at 14:55

    I wouldn’t mind being dead if that header image lady is waiting for me…or caused it hehe


    • Trevor Davies

      July 23, 2013 at 15:07

      I think you’ll be okay. The hands look suspicious but there doesn’t seem to be an adam’s apple.


      • Lardus

        July 23, 2013 at 15:10

        Oh goodness I forgot to check that! Unfortunately the latest cosmetic surgery allows them to “shave” it to be less visible, but this one does look “genuine” lol


    • Skyblue

      July 23, 2013 at 15:11

      If nothing else, you are consistent Lardus.


  3. Bruce Acosta

    July 24, 2013 at 02:46

    Butch of d**ks They would have done the Darkstalker series by now


  4. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    July 24, 2013 at 07:18

    Well I guess the only tine we will ever see Morrigan again is in Cosplay


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