History Videogame / Darkstalkers

6th Feb '16 4:07:46 PM PF
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A new ''Darkstalkers'' game -- as in, entirely new, instead of a re-release of past content -- hasn't been made since 1997. On July 21 2011, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/21/capcoms-yoshinori-ono-says-darkstalkers-arent-dead/ Yoshinori Ono said he is pushing Capcom hard to revive the series.]] In his own words: '''DARKSTALKERS ARE ''NOT'' DEAD!''' At New York Comic-Con, it was revealed that a project ''was'' in the works for ''Darkstalkers 4'', but it would only be released if the fan demand was high enough, judging the figures from ''Darkstalkers Resurrection''. Unfortunately, ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'' sold "poorly," (arguably if only because the standards for a port of an old game were set too high) and Capcom has stated that the [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/07/23/capcom-shelves-darkstalkers-after-poor-resurrection-sales.aspx/ franchise is now officially on hold.]]
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A new ''Darkstalkers'' game -- as in, entirely new, instead of a re-release of past content -- hasn't been made since 1997. On July 21 2011, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/21/capcoms-yoshinori-ono-says-darkstalkers-arent-dead/ Yoshinori Ono said he is pushing Capcom hard to revive the series.]] In his own words: '''DARKSTALKERS ARE ''NOT'' DEAD!''' At New York Comic-Con, it was revealed that a project ''was'' in the works for ''Darkstalkers 4'', but it would only be released if the fan demand was high enough, judging the figures from ''Darkstalkers Resurrection''. Unfortunately, ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'' sold "poorly," (arguably if only because the standards for a port of an old game were set too high) poorly. and Capcom has stated that the [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/07/23/capcom-shelves-darkstalkers-after-poor-resurrection-sales.aspx/ franchise is now officially on hold.]]
6th Feb '16 12:35:30 PM Silverblade2
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* CapcomVsWhatever: Been a mainstay since Anita's appearance in ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' as a SecretCharacter and Morrigan's appearance in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes Marvel vs. Capcom]]''; all the way up to Morrigan in ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' and she, Hsien-Ko and Felicia in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]''. ''[[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Namco Capcom]]'' in fact amounts as practically WordOfGod that ''yes'', Demitri and Morrigan ''are'' heroes since they're on your side.

** CapcomVsWhatever: Been a mainstay since Anita's appearance in ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' as a SecretCharacter and Morrigan's appearance in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes Marvel vs. Capcom]]''; all the way up to Morrigan in ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' and she, Hsien-Ko and Felicia in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]''. ''[[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Namco Capcom]]'' in fact amounts as practically WordOfGod that ''yes'', Demitri and Morrigan ''are'' heroes since they're on your side.

** CapcomVsWhatever: Been a mainstay since Anita's appearance in ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' as a SecretCharacter * SceneryGorn: Some of the other stages also include bloody torture racks, trains with eyeballs on them and Morrigan's appearance in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes Marvel vs. Capcom]]''; all the way up to Morrigan in ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' and she, Hsien-Ko and Felicia in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]''. ''[[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Namco Capcom]]'' in fact amounts as practically WordOfGod that ''yes'', Demitri and Morrigan ''are'' heroes since they're on your side.God being born.

** SceneryGorn: Some of the other stages also include bloody torture racks, trains with eyeballs on them and God being born.
6th Feb '16 12:34:24 PM Silverblade2
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* [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Wrestlers in All of Us]]: Every single character has a special throw or two. However, Anakaris totally inverted this because he lacked a basic throw.[[note]]As his only throw is a special move.[[/note]]
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* [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Wrestlers in All of Us]]: WrestlerInAllOfUs: Every single character has a special throw or two. However, Anakaris totally inverted this because he lacked a basic throw.[[note]]As his only throw is a special move.[[/note]]
9th Dec '15 8:36:14 AM spirasen
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"Darkstalkers Jap..." The You Tube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement."
** Demitri was pretty clearly the star in this one, and Felicia was treated as just another monster and much more frightening, as shown prominently in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdMiKPhM_lw this original commercial]] (pause at 0:07 and 0:23) and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DycX1YXt2FM opening to Night Warriors]] (pause at 0:10).
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** Demitri was pretty clearly the star in this one, and Felicia was treated as just another monster and much more frightening, as shown prominently in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdMiKPhM_lw this an original commercial]] (pause at 0:07 and 0:23) commercial and the [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DycX1YXt2FM opening to Night Warriors]] (pause at 0:10).
9th Dec '15 8:26:59 AM spirasen
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJBWBhRxpk Baby, I'm the trouble man!"]]'' '''''Darkstalkers''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known as]] '''''Vampire''''' in Japan, is a [[FightingGame fighting game]] series produced by Creator/{{Capcom}}; its first entry was produced during the fighting game craze of the 1990s. In contrast to the martial arts-themed fighting games of the time, the game's characters are (mostly) based on classic literary or film monsters -- including FrankensteinsMonster, the WolfMan, and the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon -- and boast zany combos and attacks to help set the game apart from others. This was Capcom's second fighting game franchise after ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', which means it shares many similarities with its sibling series (''[=GamePro=]'' infamously referred to it as "''Street Fighter'' [[RecycledInSpace in a Halloween costume]]"): numerous characters have similar fighting styles to the ''Street Fighter'' cast, and the game features a six-button control scheme. ''Darkstalkers'' was one of the first fighting games to introduce the concept of Super Moves, bring air blocking into the mix, and expand basic combos into lengthy streams before any of the CapcomVsWhatever games were created.
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[[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJBWBhRxpk Baby, I'm the trouble man!"]]'' '''''Darkstalkers''''', [[MarketBasedTitle known as]] '''''Vampire''''' in Japan, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}, is a [[FightingGame fighting game]] series produced by Creator/{{Capcom}}; its first entry was produced during the fighting game craze of the 1990s.1990's. In contrast to the martial arts-themed fighting games of the time, the game's characters are (mostly) based on classic literary or film monsters -- including FrankensteinsMonster, the WolfMan, and the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon -- and boast zany combos and attacks to help set the game apart from others. This was Capcom's second fighting game franchise after ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', which means it shares many similarities with its sibling series (''[=GamePro=]'' infamously referred to it as "''Street Fighter'' [[RecycledInSpace in a Halloween costume]]"): numerous Numerous characters have similar fighting styles to the ''Street Fighter'' cast, and the game features a six-button control scheme. ''Darkstalkers'' was one of the first fighting games to introduce the concept of Super Moves, bring air blocking into the mix, and expand basic combos into lengthy streams before any of the CapcomVsWhatever games were created.
3rd Dec '15 5:05:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Vampire Hunter'' / ''Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge'' (1995, Arcade / SegaSaturn)
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* ''Vampire Hunter'' / ''Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge'' (1995, Arcade / SegaSaturn)UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn)
28th Nov '15 10:26:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service'' (2000, [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]]) - This game uses the ''Vampire Savior'' engine, but allows the player to select the original versions of the characters * ''Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower'' (2004-2005, PlayStationPortable) - Port of ''Chronicle'' with an extra game mode named Chaos Tower. * ''Darkstalkers Collection'' (2005, {{PlayStation 2}}) - Compilation of all five arcade games, with secret arranged versions of the three ''Savior'' games. * ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'' / ''Vampire Resurrection'' (2013, {{Xbox 360}} and {{PlayStation 3}}) - Downloadable re-release of ''Vampire Hunter'' and ''Vampire Savior'' with online play added.
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* ''Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service'' (2000, [[SegaDreamcast [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]]) - This game uses the ''Vampire Savior'' engine, but allows the player to select the original versions of the characters * ''Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower'' (2004-2005, PlayStationPortable) UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable) - Port of ''Chronicle'' with an extra game mode named Chaos Tower. * ''Darkstalkers Collection'' (2005, {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}) - Compilation of all five arcade games, with secret arranged versions of the three ''Savior'' games. * ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'' / ''Vampire Resurrection'' (2013, {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}) - Downloadable re-release of ''Vampire Hunter'' and ''Vampire Savior'' with online play added.
24th Sep '15 11:46:51 AM felineki
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* PullingThemselvesTogether: Certain attacks in this series will [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe slice opponents in half on hit]]. However, due to the [[MonsterMash supernatural nature of the cast]], [[NighInvulnerability that's not as fatal as it sounds]], and they will proceed to reattach themselves a moment later. Unless said attack was used as a [[FinishingMove finisher]], that is.
19th Jul '15 2:43:57 PM DarkStorm
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** In one case, this is actually used as a story point. When playing as Jon Talbain in the third game, his final boss is a glowing version of himself, representing his inner wolf. Talbain's normal intro is transforming from human to werewolf, and sometimes changes back to human as a victory pose, while the so-called "Image" Talbain simply appears in a flash of light and never turns back into a human. This version is selectable, and plays no differently than normal Talbain except for different graphics on one attack (using the second game's graphics instead of the third's for the Dragon Cannon).
28th May '15 12:05:25 PM Amagicalbadger
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A new ''Darkstalkers'' game -- as in, entirely new, instead of a re-release of past content -- hasn't been made since 1997. On July 21 2011, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/21/capcoms-yoshinori-ono-says-darkstalkers-arent-dead/ Yoshinori Ono said he is pushing Capcom hard to revive the series.]] In his own words: '''DARKSTALKERS ARE ''NOT'' DEAD!''' At New York Comic-Con, it was revealed that a project ''was'' in the works for ''Darkstalkers 4'', but it would only be released if the fan demand was high enough, judging the figures from ''Darkstalkers Resurrection''. Unfortunately, ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'' sold poorly, and Capcom has stated that the [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/07/23/capcom-shelves-darkstalkers-after-poor-resurrection-sales.aspx/ franchise is now officially on hold.]]
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A new ''Darkstalkers'' game -- as in, entirely new, instead of a re-release of past content -- hasn't been made since 1997. On July 21 2011, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/21/capcoms-yoshinori-ono-says-darkstalkers-arent-dead/ Yoshinori Ono said he is pushing Capcom hard to revive the series.]] In his own words: '''DARKSTALKERS ARE ''NOT'' DEAD!''' At New York Comic-Con, it was revealed that a project ''was'' in the works for ''Darkstalkers 4'', but it would only be released if the fan demand was high enough, judging the figures from ''Darkstalkers Resurrection''. Unfortunately, ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'' sold poorly, "poorly," (arguably if only because the standards for a port of an old game were set too high) and Capcom has stated that the [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/07/23/capcom-shelves-darkstalkers-after-poor-resurrection-sales.aspx/ franchise is now officially on hold.]]
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