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Capcom's next big fighting game: Darkstalkers 4? [Rumor]

Capcom is rumored to be working on a new entry in the long-dormant Darkstalkers series, reports Venture Beat. The site says its information comes from the same Capcom inside source that recently outed the developer's work on Resident Evil 4. This time, the source alleges that Street Fighter x Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono has already begun developing a fourth title in the fighting franchise, built on a modified version of the same engine seen in Street Fighter IV and SFxT.

Above: Darkstalkers' Morrigan last made a 3D appearance in 2008's Tatsunoko vs Capcom

Ono, of course, has made no secret of his eagerness to develop a new Darkstalkers: in 2010, he had a roomful of not-at-all-biased fans at Comic-Con confirm their enthusiasm for the series, and last year returned to the convention with the enigmatic (but very encouraging) promise that “Darkstalkers are not dead.” While this calls into question Yoshinori Ono's grasp of what the word “dead” means (vampires, mummies, Frankensteins and so forth are pretty dead, as dead goes), the Street Fighter maestro looks likely to have gotten the go-ahead for a project he's been nurturing for a long time – and we're hopeful for more definitive news.

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8 comments

  • Oujisama - March 7, 2012 1:10 p.m.

    Can't believe you people would forget that she was in Marvel vs Capcom 3... Anyway, really? The SF4 engine AGAIN? Capcom is starting to seem really lazy. Im really getting tired of the same old game over and over again. As amazing as Super Street Fighter 4 was, I don't want them to rehash it with different characters over and over again. Make a new game please.
  • Boonehams - March 6, 2012 7:37 a.m.

    The SFIV engine? Dammit. I was hoping for more of those beautiful hand-drawn sprites.
  • Japanaman - March 6, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    I'd love to see a sequel that feels different s the first three ames felt like it was merely getting expanded a bit. If you play the PSP version, then you know what I'm talking about. It contains all 3 games yet it looks like the same game. I hope it introduces new characters but keeps the old ones. Perhaps we'll see a snake woman, a vampire slayer like Van Helsing, a Man-Bat, a shadow creature, a female zombie, a Voodoo Preiestess, a Gypsy, a mage, a long tongued toad-like creature, a possessed person, and a dragonlike creature.
  • KidKatana - March 6, 2012 1:21 a.m.

    If your source has only recently outed Resident Evil 4, I politely suggest that they may be a little behind the times.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - March 6, 2012 8:14 a.m.

    The Games on Demand version of the 360, not the original one.
  • ninjaramen - March 5, 2012 11:59 p.m.

    That caption for Morrigan is untrue. She was in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and more recently Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.
  • mattdark - March 6, 2012 2:10 a.m.

    Yeah, would think they would remember the stacked succubus' appearance in MvC3, alongside Felicia (Arguably the games 2nd most popular female) and Hiesen-ko. That said, I hope this is true, ive been hoping for a Darkstalkers title after the success of Street fighter, especially as it would be good to see them do something outside of rereleasing SF4 and MvC3 every year...
  • R-ape - March 5, 2012 11:19 p.m.

    It's always boobs with you, isn't it, GR?

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