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.

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