We have only ourselves to blame: Capcom has put the Darkstalkers franchise back on the shelves in lieu of poor sales for Darkstalkers Resurrection
. The company prepared the title to test the waters for interest in possibly reviving the franchise. The fate of the franchise was revealed in a statement made to Siliconera
by Matt Dahlgren, fighting game manager at Capcom. Dahlgren’s actual quote was “There is nothing Darkstalkers on the immediate horizon for sure.”
As a huge fan of the series, I am really sad to see it go back on the shelf. The Darkstalkers were amongst Capcom’s most colorful franchises with a great character cast and some really off-the-wall gameplay. They could have done a lot with a new entry utilizing the SF4 engine but we will likely never see it come to fruition. Oh well, back to playing the old titles on XBLA and PSN... maybe we can try again in a few years.