Darkstalkers Resurrection hitting XBL, PSN in 2013

$15 two-game bundle includes Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3 with online play, high-def graphics, replay sharing.

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The Darkstalkers franchise is back. Today at the 2012 New York Comic-Con, Capcom announced Darkstalkers Resurrection, a downloadable two-pack that includes Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3.

The bundle will be available in early 2013 for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for $15. Darkstalkers Resurrection includes a range of new features including online play, high-definition graphics, replay sharing, a Spectator mode, in-game achievements, a challenge/tutorial mode, and an unlockable archive of concept art.

Online play for Darkstalkers Resurrection takes advantage of GGPO, which promises a "virtually lag-free" experience. Matchmaking has been upgraded, now affording users additional options including region-matching, ping lock, and ping display.

Discussion

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D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

I'll get this just to beat my friends online with Jedah.

Old_Schooler_Dan
Old_Schooler_Dan

I was playing MvC Origins, and I was hoping they would do this very thing. I am so pleased. Consider this purchased by me if I'm still alive in early 2013.Now if they would just bundle "X-Men: Children of the Atom" with "X-Men vs. Street Fighter," and "Street Fighter Alpha 2" with "Street Fighter Alpha 3" I can die contented.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

No Wii ports, huh? I think these could fit under 40GB at least separately.

Dark_Arcitekt
Dark_Arcitekt

Cool deal for those that want em. I myself, have these on MAME. I will be watching for DS4

blackace
blackace

I'll be getting this. I love the Darkstalkers series and I only got the first 2 games. So I'll definitely download this so I can play it online in HD. DS4 should be incredible. Hopefully Capcom doesn't screw this up like they did with SF x Tekken.

Henninger
Henninger

Tempting for the online play but i'll pass. I want Darkstalkers 4.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Tempting. I have nothing that can run Darkstalkers not coated in dust.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

Never played the franchise before but like the look of it so I think I'll buy it. Worth a try since the characters seem interesting.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I'm not really bothered about playing these games again (I played the Saturn imports for months), but I am really looking forward to a new game in the series. Hopefully it can still capture the charm of the originals.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

OH look a game capcom has released before. I would never have expected such a move from the company that is still rereleasing SF 2 ever now and then.

exedeath
exedeath

CAPCOM is the best, and I must have this as soon as possible.

pqwoei
pqwoei

Still have my Darkstalker Chronicles for my PSP, if it was Darkstalkers 4 then that would be a different matter

alenth
alenth

I hope these games are from the arcade version, the PS ports were not good.

TheArcade
TheArcade

Already have these games for the Saturn. Coulda used Vampire: The Night Warrior (Arcade version of Darkstalkers ONE) but unfortunately they weren't included in the collection. Guess I'll skip this one.

TheDuskwalker
TheDuskwalker

Darkstalkers 3 was a game that never got a proper console release outside of Japan (in the Vampire Collection for PS2), the PS1 version was missing frames and such. Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (DS2) was only for Saturn. As much as I dislike Capcom's current buisness practices, and hate there rehashing, these are acually 2 games that actually deserve a PSN/XBLA release, as long as they're good ports and Capcom don't, well, Capcom it.

shadow_Metroid
shadow_Metroid

I don't want to wait till 2013 for this. We'll all be dead by then D;

kawaiiflonne
kawaiiflonne

For people saying, why should I buy this. Usually what a company does, they put a remix version of a game, to see how much it sells and if it sells a lot it shows them, that a Darkstalkers 4, is worth there money to make it, while also the money they make from selling the game, would also fund the Darkstalkers 4.

LakeView9480
LakeView9480

I feel like I've been waiting 15 years for Darkstalkers 4... Oh wait

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

I will get this but I would guess everyone wants Darkstalkers 4.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

I saw "Darkstalkers: Resurrection", and was thinking "Finally...Darkstalkers 4!"

 

...Then I saw that it's just a bundle of two games I've already owned for more than a decade, upscaled to HD with online play.

 

Perhaps this is a value to some. Personally, online play and upscaled graphics are enough for me to re-buy games that (as I mentioned before) I bought over a decade ago. I get behind remakes on occasion, but this just seems like a port with the bare minimum to make it viable for today's market.

DrKill09
DrKill09

I hate how all these sites say "X people listening"  You can't listen to text.

saosebastiao
saosebastiao

Why do i have the feeling that this will be a rushed job? I mean, c'mon, yes, it's online but 15$ on a game that's over 15 years, with only upgraded definition?

Where is the Capcom I  knew in the 90's that brought to me Darkstalkers 1 and 3, Pocket Fighter, Rival Schools, Street Fighter Alpha and EX plus, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Star Gladiator and the Versus series and Breath of Fire?

Where is that "They're our fans, so let's take a risk and make a new 2D fighting game/ new Rpg-game, screw if it doesn't sell, at least we have serious fanbases!" Capcom? Why don't you people try to give us your best and make REAL HD VERSIONS, with updated controls and new characters?

 

I'm sorry for my whining, but I'm just one of those guys who doesn't buy Capcom games (2d fighting and Rpg's) because it's not Capcom anymore but more like Crapcom.

Urizen5
Urizen5

Awesome! I might actually get this. especially for the online.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Need to play as Jon Talbain again!!!!

SoulsofDark
SoulsofDark

I hope this means another Darkstalker game is in our future soon.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

 @kiramasaki I hope you don't own any hd collections or anything that has be re released from another company hypocrite

xXl_z3r0_lXx
xXl_z3r0_lXx

 @DrKill09 well, technically you can, if you have certain Window's accessibility features turned on.

saosebastiao
saosebastiao

 @DrKill09 Especially when I turned off my Pc's Sound.

Gamespot infos, Y U lie to us?

saosebastiao
saosebastiao

 @SoulsofDark Oh yes, Darkstalkers 4 will be announced in the next Tokyo/E3/ etc game show....

 

...Annnnnnnnnnnd it's gone. :(

kawaiiflonne
kawaiiflonne

 @Strider8009 Well I do agree with you, how Capcom has turned out in 15 years, it would ruin it, while who says the money we spend on Darkstalkers would go into it, look how many people bought Megaman 10 and Capcom gave the fans the middle finger. So I do agree, the logic I said would apply to most companies, but not Capcom

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

 @saosebastiao  @SoulsofDark I think the rumor was that Ono was working on Darkstalkers 4, but he's been worked damn near to death and is convalescent, I believe.

TheArcade
TheArcade

 @DemonicChaosXX  @demonicchaosxx:  And now it's on Xbox 360... more people get to play it and it becomes exposed to a newer audience. More exposure equals greater sales, higher the sales the better our chances of getting a Darkstalkers 4. Besides having options is a good thing.

 

If we followed your logic (whatever new IP's appears on  said platform stays on said platform) the industry wouldn't be going any where.

saosebastiao
saosebastiao

 @Yomigaeru  @SoulsofDark That's what you get when you're the only man working on Darkstalkers 4  for the last 15 freakin' years.It's taking its toll, oh, a yup-yup!

 

Maybe it'll get finished somewhere around the next decade, me thinks?