Darkstalkers Resurrection didn't perform as Capcom would have liked, nothing on the immediate horizon for franchise

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 22, 2013 at 9:43 a.m. PDT
Darkstalkers Resurrection didn't perform as Capcom would have liked, nothing on the immediate horizon for franchise Darkstalkers Resurrection was released in mid-March of this year, and while this was one of the most requested franchise revivals by the community, with a very strong fan based on Capcom Unity, the game failed to live up to sales expectations.

Capcom's Matt Dahlgren recently said that, "Darkstalkers Resurrection did not perform as well as we would have liked [it] to perform. You never know what the future may hold, but Street Fighter is definitely not dead."

When pressed further on the subject of if we'll see something new from the Darkstalkers franchise, Dahlgren commented, "There is nothing Darkstalkers on the immediate horizon for sure."

This echos statements Capcom's Christian Svensson said before he left the company, as they'd noticed a drop off in sales for their last two fighting game re-releases, specifically, Darkstalkers Resurrection and Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins.

DSR even placed 7th in digital sales on the PlayStation Network for March 2013, but at the time Svensson said that wasn't good enough, and the title needed to be higher up on the list to be successful.

It's not entirely clear what this means for the future of the Darkstalkers franchise, if we'll see something direct in regards to a new game, or something else, but we do know it's going to be some time before we hear anything about a new project.

Source: Siliconera, tip from Kuza21.


jme said on July 22, 2013 at 9:44 a.m.


yonkersfinest said on July 22, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.

guarantee if they would have released one of the alphas or cvs 2 they wouldn't have to worry about having good sales

Eldriken said on July 22, 2013 at 9:46 a.m.

Have they ever considered that maybe they're charging too much for this crap? Charging $15-$20 for these is stupid. Charge $10 and I'm sure you would see a noticeable rise in sales.

wingzx20 said on July 22, 2013 at 9:47 a.m.

Innovation, Interaction and Investment. They need to get off their high horse and start grinding whole-heartedly again and stop with these half-arsed attempts

crispylinks77 said on July 22, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

To be fair, majority of the people wanted a NEW Darkstalkers. Like how Street Fighter IV was a brand new game for the franchise. They didn't want a graphical upgrade of a game that came out many years ago.

Capcom has a reputation for being money-grubbing, and this is the reason why. They want to take a no-risk approach to their games, yet expect you to pay top dollars for weak content.

goron_ninja said on July 22, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

Can't wait for Masterchibi to come in here and be like

"OMG this is so TMZ!!!111oneoneone!!"

Anyway sucks but can't say it wasn't expected. Darkstalkers was never that big in the US. As #2 said if this was CvS2 or Alpha they wouldn't have had to worry about sales.

theshredder39 said on July 22, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

It's a shame too, I just got this about 2 weeks ago and I'm havingquite a bit of fun with it.

bls123pop said on July 22, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

Not enough Waifu Warriors bought this.
Also, nobody plays these type of games after 2 weeks.

Vergil_Too_Strong said on July 22, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

When's Marvel 4? BibleThump

Kuza21 said on July 22, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.

It's official guys! SF isn't dead! Because we were all worried about that right!? SFV is coming sooner than we think!

valkerionseven said on July 22, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.

Because people did not ask for another re-release with online, they asked for a new entry in the series.

illness690 said on July 22, 2013 at 9:55 a.m.

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M1Punk said on July 22, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.

I don't remember people asking for an HD remake of Darkstalkers let alone that JoJo Bizarre nonsense they released for $20.

The best thing Capcom can do for their fighting game division is a Capcom All-Stars game (3v3 like Marvel). They have a lot of great franchises that can be a part of this and they can update it whenever they want unlike Marvel.

SnakeX said on July 22, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.

Sad but expected. People don't actually want Darkstalkers stuff, they only join the mob mentality in SAYING that they do just because it hasn't gotten it's due yet.


Oh yes, if only they asked marketing guru Eldriken of the EH comment section to tell them that their stuff is too expensive for babies holding McDonalds jobs, then their sales would have skyrocketed! Yeah, no. :|

Sarcasm aside, the price is not the problem. It's the fact that people aren't legitimately interested in Darkstalkers. It's because Darkstalkers is and has always been super niche. And given that the video game market is becoming more and more expensive, a company like Capcom needs to be careful about what products they put out. If they can't guarantee that they can make money, why should they make a new game? Because people cry loud enough? Nah.

Meety said on July 22, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.

I kind of agree with #5 on this one. Capcom has made too many ports of old classic games. I know 3s was a success‚ but don't they think they're being a little overboard with it? I mean look at Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. Not too many people play it. Even though I understand they want to have newcomers play the game‚ they shouldn't rush the project without having the fans take a vote.

CyberAthlete said on July 22, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.

@2 Lol let it go man. It's done.

AngrySteve said on July 22, 2013 at 10 a.m.

Not the first time the FGC talked a big game and didn't deliver. I seem to recall a similar instance with Tekken Tag 2. Everyone sat there and talked about how they were gonna support the game and Harada is a god and all that nonsense and then the game met with poor sales numbers. I bought the Darkstalkers HD collection and got a few friends to buy it so I did my part to try and get us a new Darkstalkers, looks like everyone else didn't do their part. I'm gonna catch flack for this I'm well aware but the bottom line is, the fans don't hold up their end if the bargin and showed there was really not that much interest in the franchise.

Kelshou said on July 22, 2013 at 10:01 a.m.

Jesus...I'm so tired of Capcom's shenanigans! What the hell did they epext?! It's a niche fighting game...and it did pretty good!

xanderglz said on July 22, 2013 at 10:01 a.m.

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RonaldRogan said on July 22, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.

So a slightly updated 1995 title they charged $15 for didn't sell well?

LOL. No sh!t Capcom. It's pretty simple...

A) Actually provide continued support your flagship titles with ongoing dlc and updates. SF4 is the only game that really gets this treatment.
B) Focus on new franchises and new material if an update isn't necessary.
C) When you DO update a franchise, create a new game instead of a re-release of something folks saw 20 years ago.

It's like their strategy dept is sitting in a corner somewhere drooling, banging their heads on keyboards.

Echo01 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.

That is a disappointing perspective from Capcom. How well did they really expect it to do? And how could they seriously base a true sequel's worth off of the response to such an old game? Makes me wonder if there was any actual plan to make a proper sequel in the first place, because the notion that DSR's reception dictated a new project being given the go ahead is ridiculous.

bunny said on July 22, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

would've bought a NEW darkstalkers but i wont give capcom anymore money for rereleases of games i already own...not at the prices their asking anyway.

jtir123 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

This was a given. They shoved out DS Resurrection because it was cheaper to to make. They didn't want to make a big budget title like DS4 and have that potentially fail, but they also shouldn't have expected good sales from rereleasing something no one asked for either.

JIHADJOE said on July 22, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

Nothing ever performs as Capcom would like. They probably expected to sell 7 billion copies.

BlankaBeast said on July 22, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.

SF V is what we want. Give the people what they want.

That game was great, for the 90's or whenever it 1st came out.

SFV is the only way to turn now.

Please no more focus attacks like in IV.

BlackGuile said on July 22, 2013 at 10:09 a.m.

You folks seem to forget capcom is a business. Bad business decisions will make them go under just like THQ.
Sure you all enjoy the game but what other kind of data can capcom base their decision on, making a new darkstalkers
game will require an investment of millions of dollars and hundreds upon hundreds of man hours.

Devdan said on July 22, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.

Note to self: Don't spend any more money on anything SF4 related.

Seriously, I'd never played a DS before, but I enjoyed DSR a lot. Adding that 'Street fighter is not dead' was really obnoxious too; as if to say 'When we said 'Darkstalkers is not dead'' we really meant it as a maybe', but hey more SF4 is coming and everyone loves that game right!?' Boo, so sick of that game.

RonaldRogan said on July 22, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.

If you're gonna re-release a game like Darkstalkers, make it a MINIMAL investment.

If it barely looked updated, had barebones modes, but had online and cost only 7 bucks--it wouldve been a no brainer buy for fans.

They got lucky with 3rd strike, but you can't keep doing this sh!t. Folks get over it pretty quickly.

DarkRyu94 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.

Ya see this is why I hate Capcom right now
They will hype the sh*t out of an update to a 5 year old game to show us what we are getting that is NEW is very minimal.
They hype up that we gonna get a grand Street Fighter and Megaman announcement since its the 25th anniversary... we got Megaman X Street Fighter....
They hype up that Darkstalkers are not dead.... to port us over an Arcade board version of 2 and 3 with online... Yet they expect to be jumping into the money pit from ducktales.
Minimum effort gets you minimum profit guys. A new Darkstalkers game could be a fresh and new looking fighting game that will rake in money, darker than SF but not as dark as MK.
It sucks to be them right now but damn... Capcom needs to get out of the downward spiral they stuck in

mrdrofficer said on July 22, 2013 at 10:13 a.m.

These games should be like SF 15th anniversary edition and summarize the whole series not just 3S and you can buy songs, or Origins missing MvC2 and SFxXM, or DS missing VS2.

We should have these games be love letters to the series with all the levels selectable, all the character versions available on the select screen and all the songs selectable. Again, they did it with SFII, so why drop the ball on every consecutive series since?

That said, I support Resurrection to this day.

JiCi said on July 22, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.

What were they expecting? Darkstalkers isn't as popular as SF, downloadable fighting games aren't as popular as they were before and Resurrection was using the arcade version of DS3, which had much less features than its console version, not to mention that the games are pretty dated.
What they should have done, or what they should do, is simple: Make a freaking DS4:
- All 18 characters returning
- 9 new characters, including Adult Anita, Marionette and Shadow
- Intros, endings, rival cutscenes
- Training, challenges, survival, gallery, etc
- Online multiplayer with a truckload of options
THAT would have sold better, come on now...

Hayabusa_San said on July 22, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.

Wait, so they are using an old game re-release to tell me that people aren't interested in Darkstalkers series? Capcom is more stupid each day it pass...

shinra358 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.

Darkstalkers is not a very good franchise. Almost every character has some kind of comedy going on (ahem, almost just like sf now). If you want to make a 3D darkstalkers, leave all the silly stuff out!

Besides, KI is the new DS now :P

YanDaMan said on July 22, 2013 at 10:19 a.m.

What the hell were they expecting? People want a NEW game, not the same rehash from a 2 decade old game that anyone can play on GGPO.

They just wanted a cheap money making scheme out of this, one that I clearly did not support, as many others havent.

JesseRobles said on July 22, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.

I bet they expected 2-3 million downloads for each or some similar delusion.

ZaFuuru said on July 22, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.


Charge $0 and you would sell 5 million

Crondizzle said on July 22, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

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KataM said on July 22, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

Don't worry, USFIV will also sell poorly, at least below their expectations. You just need to read the forums reactions (outside the FGC).

Capcom will end up learning from the feedback if they want to continue in the business, because they are accumulating failures non-stop from everything they release.

AkiraHeart said on July 22, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.

Like #5 said!!

TheTHCGamer said on July 22, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

Unfortunately Darkstalkers is dead.

Check895 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:26 a.m.

What were they waiting ? 25M digital copies sold ? Seriously, Darkstalker is not such a wide spread famous franchise in an already not so much wide spread famous game type.

GodotLaserFace said on July 22, 2013 at 10:26 a.m.

That's because people wanted to see DS4, not yet another re release Capcom.

GrimmjawJin said on July 22, 2013 at 10:26 a.m.

What capcom failed to deliver was a NEW Darkstalkers game instead of a re-release and yet they moan about their profits. The fundamental money making rule of a business is to give the people what they want and strangely, cashcom doesn`t seem to believe in it.

vega4liv said on July 22, 2013 at 10:28 a.m.

@42 thank u!!! thats what i have been saying, if they would have made a new game from scratch and not some game we already have im sure the sales would have been through the roof just like s4!

jbaysik said on July 22, 2013 at 10:31 a.m.

Darkstalkers seems to be a super niche game, where you dissect the fighting game enthusiasts even more so with the gothic-themed universe. You could argue that it would only add to the sales/fanbase, but Capcom fighters are notorious for having very surface level/poor story telling.

I personally think if they were to really dig deep with the presentation and story telling, then Darkstalkers could, more than any other Capcom-fighter, appeal to a wider base and sell pretty well. But perhaps this is too big a risk for Capcom =p, haha.

kidvid711 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:32 a.m.

They should of release the game for PC.

TheTHCGamer said on July 22, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.

You guys don't understand CAPCOM probably never planned on even releasing a new DS game even if DSR sold well. This is a way to shut up DS fans by saying see you guys didn't even really support a DS remake so why would it be worth us investing money in a sequel.

I love how some people automatically assumed we'd get a sequel. I'd love if CAPCOM would just release a true sequel but they just don't have faith in the franchise. Hopefully one day but I'm definitely boy going to keep my hopes up anymore.

Eye_of_Orochi said on July 22, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

This mindset Capcom has about using old games to gauge interest for newer games just seems stupid. I mean, how many of us are having trouble balancing many of the current generation fighters as it is? They really think people aren't just going to buy this out of nostalgia or for online play when it's already niche? Plus, many of us already have the older games and don't really want to drop 15 more dollars.

I bought the game because I love it and I had the naive hope that I could support a future game but alas, just another lost Capcom franchise.

Nader886 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

alpha OE HD would sell like hell and ppl wouldn't drop it in a week! I know it would last like 3SOE has I still play and I still see plenty of other ppl still playing! just do a pack with alpha 2 and 3 "arcade perfect" for $15 if you want money capcom!

ButterKnife said on July 22, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.

I didn't like that the cast of characters was split. I would have preferred the PS version of Darkstalkers 3.

I know some people complain that it's not a competative version, but I don't really care.

lord_robbyshin said on July 22, 2013 at 10:44 a.m.

Guess thats why we're getting Ultra SF4 instead.

God-damnit, a new Darkstalkers would be amazing...

Foot_Foot_Dive said on July 22, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.

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BlackGuile said on July 22, 2013 at 10:46 a.m.

Look at it from Capcom's perspective, why make a team do a new DarkStalkers that will make only average sales at best when they can make a new street fighter and see phenomenal sales.

They wouldnt be a very good business and they wouldnt please their stock holders if they chose the first option.

OSM said on July 22, 2013 at 10:48 a.m.

It's officially over. All the years they spent teasing us a new game and holding the IP hostage, this is how they decided to end our waiting.

Well, I'm done with Capcom. I haven't bought their games since Vanilla MvC3 and I will continue to not buy their games. This company is just downright unlikeable, there is nothing redeemable about them left besides Yoshinori Ono. I will always love their IPs but this company is extremely anti-consumer. They're on their way to death, I can see the company folding in the coming gen if things continue.

They've already lost a lot of good people from their internal staff and even well respected individuals like S-Kill. It's only a matter of time.

samuraix025 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:51 a.m.

basing its future success on a re-release is pretty lame...

MasterChibi said on July 22, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.

@ 6:

Well sometimes Eventhubs starts nipping at TMZ's heels, sorry that's just how I see it. This place exists within the FGC, not outside of it, so that's why the previous article just reeked of a gossip column and was lacking real substance. That being said they should always aim for an interview, unless EH is just aiming to be a blog roll type of establishment, you know?

mascot1063 said on July 22, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.

Well of course it's not going to perform as expected when the market is flooded with fighting games!

Foot_Foot_Dive said on July 22, 2013 at 10:53 a.m.

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Quezacoatl said on July 22, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.

#27 Yep. This Dahlgren fellow always has the weirdest remarks. He was soooo awkward during the Mister/Miss SF competition, Cross Assault, and now this. Ugh.

H3XxMAjiN said on July 22, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

anyone wanna start a petition?

DevilMaySpy said on July 22, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

Why do these idiots keep shoving rehashes of 12 year old games down our throats? Give people what they want(a brand new release) or quit bitching when your plan fails.

chipndip said on July 22, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

It's funny, cause Sven said he thought fans were right to be upset with the current DS situation, seeing how it was a re-release and not a new title, even if there was a reason behind the release to begin with. Yet fans didn't even bother to take note of that. Now he's gone. Here's wondering if someone in there will still push for an actual installment in that series.

I'll always have faith in DS, cause I truly want DS4. Still, the series is obscure and DSR was an attempt to get its publicity up, NOT a way to get fans to buy the game again. If it succeeded, then Capcom would realize that now more people know of Dark Stalkers, which means more potential buyers, which justifies the risk of putting serious money into making a new installment. But it didn't, and guys here are selfish enough to not realize that fighting games need appeal from more than just the core fan-base to justify spending millions on high quality char models, animations, voice acting, balance testing, bug testing, art design, etc.

Long story short: The series needs some SERIOUS popularity boosting before we see DS4. Not charity from fans, but some popularity as a franchise. Get your friends to play and tell them to get their friends to play. Grow the demand outside of the core fan-base. That's my view on it.

J_Talbain said on July 22, 2013 at 11:04 a.m.

(sigh) some times I am ashamed to be part of the FGC I get sick of people saying Vampire is dead it's not it well never be dead so stop saying it, I love Vampire Savior it is my favorite fighting game it well probably always be my favorite and if they make a a new game it most probably not be has good as this game because I would think there would change a lot of the mechanics of the game that I love about this game just because a game is new doesn't mean it's good I mean ST is still going strong after almost 20 years, lot's of people play Vampire Savior to date even before the resurrection release come out it's a good solid games, hard to lean and play but a good games and I love it so do a lot of others, people nowadays just want fighting to be easy and put little to no work in them to be good at fighting games.

DiegoBrando said on July 22, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.

I hope everyone realizes that there was no DS4.

kaeshi said on July 22, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.

gfx were awful, should have re-released the game on a new engine and it would have got the sales. Who on earth pays decent money for a game that dated.

SUNsunMcNasty said on July 22, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.

They should have done a new Dark Stalkers instead of what they realeased

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Hackstermatrix said on July 22, 2013 at 11:10 a.m.

Capcom release ports because it's cheaper than doing a "HD Remix".
It is a tool used to see whether developing a sequel is worth the risk.
Without sales, Capcom fighting department CANNOT get funding for a next gen DS from it's higher ups.
I believe a vast majority of Capcom fans (myself included),
like DS so it is a shame it has come to this.
However, if KI(which would have obviously not done well if ported)
does well there may still be hope.

RedRapperSux said on July 22, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.

OF COURSE it didn't.

HASJ said on July 22, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.

Capcom is too poor.
If they had invested in the competitive sceene like Valve and Blizzard when SFIV released, they'd be the Holy Grail company right now.

PJ627 said on July 22, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.

Darkstalkers is dead :(

HyperViperNZ said on July 22, 2013 at 11:19 a.m.

Bought it, played it for a day then never again. It was okay but wasn't my cuppa tea. First time playing a DS.

shitfacednow said on July 22, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.

NO ONE WANTED THE OLD GAMES THATS WHY THEY DIDNT SELL!!!! we want a new one, and we will buy a new one. duh

DenoK said on July 22, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.

"Darkstalkers is not dead" is dead.

salindy13 said on July 22, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

R.I.P Darkstalkers.

Zero said on July 22, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.

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okay said on July 22, 2013 at 11:28 a.m.

Quit recycling old games. I already have them or I didn't want them.

Vergil_Too_Strong said on July 22, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.

Well there are rumors that Nintendo will buy Atlus, maybe they"ll also buy Capcom. They had a horrible year in 2012 with the failures of RE6, and SFxTimeout. It sucks that once a good company are struggling to even afford to patch a hype game. I'll give them 2 years and maybe sony, ms, or nintendo will buy them.

Batsu said on July 22, 2013 at 11:37 a.m.

VSav and Hunter are old games. And the novelty has worn thin with these VERY old games.

They should release a NEW Darkstalkers. That is what people have been asking for.

2Dcool said on July 22, 2013 at 11:39 a.m.

The only reason why I didn't buy it was because I already bought HDRemix, 3S online, MvC2, and MvC origins. I barely play any of them because I'm concentrating on UMvC3 and AE.

If they released a new game that was on par with SF4, I would buy it without hesitation. But rereleasing classic games gets kind of tiresome.

Batmang said on July 22, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

So stupid. People wanted a NEW Darkstalkers, not yet another HD remake. It's especially silly of them when sales of these HD remakes decline with every game.

Hayabusa_San said on July 22, 2013 at 11:42 a.m.

@78 Do you understand that re-releasing an old game (with more than 10 years in the market) on a series to test the waters for a new one is pretty lame ans stupid move? You can't excuse them for taking the easy road and not making some gamble on a new game.

People don't want a rehash, people want a sequel! Is that so hard for your pretty Capcom to understand?

PteraBite said on July 22, 2013 at 11:44 a.m.

Good. Now Capcom can focus on something else.

....Something else like a Breath of Fire revival.

Kaizersoze said on July 22, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.


The only reason I'm still into Capcom was becuase I was waiting on Darkstalkers and Rival Schools. They need to make those revivals cuz Street Fighter IV and MVC3 are lame as hell.

How many people did you expect to buy a 15 year old game n one played? People have been asking for a NEW game. Not an awesome port for the nearly 20 year old fighter they never played.

If there isn't going to be a new Rival Schools or Darkstalkers than I'm jumping ship, now because unlike the casual FGC scrub, I play and like EVERYTHING and I just can't see myself laying Crossovers and Street Fighters for all of eternity when games like Drakstalkers, Plasma Sword, Rival Schools, Power Stone and the rest just sit back and waste potential.

I'm done with Capcom.

LordProsper said on July 22, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.

Hey guys remember how Third Strike Online sold just as much as vanilla SFIV?

EnglishKidChin said on July 22, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.

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roarmonster said on July 22, 2013 at 11:52 a.m.

Capcom should understand that they can only beat the nostalgia drum so hard before people grow tired of it. Their rereleases in general haven't been preforming as they would like, there is a reason for that and it isn't that the games don't have fans or aren't good games

Almighty_Omega said on July 22, 2013 at 11:52 a.m.

We wanted ( CAPCOM VS SNK 2 & ALPHA 3 Online Edition ) ! WAKE UP CAPCOM

Endless_X_Chaos said on July 22, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.

It boggles my mind how you can base the want of a new installment by selling old crap.

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drryl215 said on July 22, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.

If you want to make a game that cost millions without testing the water abit your a fool. Fans should of got the game if your anti capcom cool then your not buying darkstalkers or street fighter and you as a fan admitted you killed a game you waited 12years for because of dlc/ego or lack of new content mvc 2 made in 2000 ported in 2000-2002 re-release 2009 (did well) mvc3 made 2011 ect.They want money to live/make games/feed families/pay workers.

Deyrax said on July 22, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.

What did they expect from an old game ?

Existent said on July 22, 2013 at 12:08 p.m.


dejavu22 said on July 22, 2013 at 12:09 p.m.

Not surprised at all. I knew the "hype" was fake and not genuine.

This is what Capcom gets for releasing a game that didn't really deserve a release.

Can you PLEASE release Capcom vs SNK 3 now?!!?!?

We did NOT want Capcom vs Tekken !

We did NOT want Darkstalklers !

WE WANT Capcom vs SNK 2 and 3!!!!!!!!!

Baby_Astaroth said on July 22, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.

I'm still happy with my DSR purchase even if it means DS4 is out of the picture for the foreseeable future. We're going to be playing SF4 forever now.

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Tryken said on July 22, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Game companies are getting more and more conservative in what they create due to rising production costs. I'm not overjoyed by this development, but it's something I consider when making my purchases, hence why I bought DR on its day of release (that and I love the game enough that I own a Vampire Savior machine).

cikame said on July 22, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

From an outside perspective Darkstalkers is a pretty cool franchise, but the old games animation and art style don't appeal. 3rd strike barely scrapes by in popularity due to its heritage, its famous characters, the famous fireball, it didn't do itself any favors having so many new and strange characters. Darkstalkers is, in some ways, the less interesting parts of SF3, it's like a game full of Necro's and Twelve's.

You say you're bringing back Darkstalkers and people get excited not because of the previous games, but because of the potential of a new game, imagine how crazy you could get with a modern Vampire/Monster fighting game, turn up the blood and heavy impacts, make it visceral and flashy.

MissBlue said on July 22, 2013 at 12:35 p.m.

#54 I agree fully. The last thing I got from them was SSFIV [as a gift] and nothing else they've been doing has really appealed to me. They lost me with their SFIV upgrades and having separate DLC for each one. Same with MvC3. I had a feeling they'd do the same and make a separate game that's to be an upgrade of the former. They're still going with Ultra SFIV. Jeez Capcom.

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