Darkstalkers Resurrection

Darkstalkers Resurrection News for Xbox 360

On: Xbox 360PS3
Back to game info
Darkstalkers Resurrection screenshot
Darkstalkers Resurrection screenshot

Darkstalkers Resurrection cannot currently be considered a success, Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson has revealed over on Capcom Unity.

The two-games-in-one downloadable game, which offers updated visuals and online play, was released in March, but so far gamers aren't flocking to digital stores to purchase the game.

In response to a Capcom Unity forum post asking, "Hey, Darkstalkers one of the best-selling PSN games... What gives?" Svensson replied: "Sadly, it's not as high on that list as it really needs to be to be successful.

"We're working on promotions and the like to improve the situation. We've not given up. But 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. It is the most fully featured and probably best project of this type we've done."

He concluded: "And before people jump to the wrong conclusions, I'm not blaming fans who did buy it and supported the brand. I'm very thankful for those guys (thank you, to all of you). I'm more disappointed by my misread of the information in this particular case."

Svensson's comments follow a recent post in which he more of less confirmed the publisher would not be pursuing further updates to its retro fighting titles, stating the "novelty is wearing off".

Source: Capcom Unity

New stuff to check out


To add your comment, please login or register

User Comments

reynoldio's Avatar


I really liked Darkstalkers, but I'm not willing to pay £12 (or whatever it is) for a re-release. £4 I'd grab it, but I can get much better value elsewhere.
Posted 13:19 on 12 April 2013
CheekyLee's Avatar


I don't recall too many people asking for the old Darkstalkers games to be lumped together and re-released. I'm pretty sure the clamour of excitement came when everybody thought Capcom were announcing a new Darkstalkers game. An online CvS2 would be a much more successful avenue to walk down, but since this is Capcom we are talking about then they will try to milk the fans as dry as possible first by releasing CvS beforehand, before pushing CvS2 out at a price that is slightly above all current downloadable re-release prices.

And then they'll blame the fans for not buying it.
Posted 16:27 on 11 April 2013
Bloodstorm's Avatar


You know what else he's completely misread? CvS2 isn't re-released yet and the PS2 port is apparently out at the end of the month for PS2 classics on the PSN.
Posted 13:53 on 11 April 2013

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 13/03/2013
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Fighting
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 18,764 129
View Full Site