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Capcom does not believe Capcom Fighting Collection will increase the possibility of classic series like Darkstalkers seeing a revival

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 26, 2022 at 12:33 p.m. PDT • Comments: 62

Capcom is gearing up for the release of their latest bundle of retro fighting games. Capcom Fighting Collection is set to drop next month and will feature 10 classic titles spanning several fan-favorite fighting franchises from the past.

While fans are certainly excited to revisit these childhood memories, it is the potential for series revivals that this collection potentially implies that has them most thrilled. Unfortunately, according to a new interview with Street Fighter 5 producer Shuhei Matsumoto, Capcom doesn't feel the same way.

Game Informer recently spoke to Matsumoto running a Q&A about the upcoming Capcom Fighting Collection. Among the questions asked was the one we've all been burning to ask Capcom: Does the inclusion of series like Darkstalkers, Red Earth, and Cyberbots increase the chances of their revival?

Matsumoto began by saying that he wants people to enjoy these classic games on modern consoles and have those who have seen them before, but never played them, to get the opportunity to try them out as well. "That said, we do not think that this will necessarily increase the possibility of these series being revived," said Matsumoto.

This is obviously disconcerting news as fans are set on the idea that this collection is in part being released as a way to gauge interest in series like Darkstalkers. There is no doubt that requests for the return of many classic fighting game series are hurled at Capcom regularly, but the demand for Darkstalkers is one we have seen more than any other.

From the release of digital collection Darkstalkers Resurrection back in 2013 to the infamous "Darkstalkers Are Not Dead" cinematic teaser trailer that aired at New York Comic Con 2012, fan hope for a new entry in the franchise rises anytime something new featuring the spooky combatants is released or discussed publicly — but to no avail.

If Matsumoto is to be believed, Capcom Fighting Collection likely won't serve as the next potential stepping stone to a new Darkstalkers game, nor a new Red Earth or Cyberbots title.

The compilation is simply a way for fans to revisit old titles, and while that is something fans will enjoy, it does come in as a bit bittersweet.

Capcom Fighting Collection is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 24, and it comes with a price tag of $39.99 USD. It will include all of the following classic titles:

• Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
• Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
• Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
• Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
• Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire
• Red Earth
• Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
• Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
• Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
• Hyper Street Fighter 2

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