Possible Darkstalkers sequel, SF Alpha remakes further teased by Capcom

Remember last year when Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said he'd love to create a new entry in the Darkstalkers series? Turns out he's still working on it, but still doesn't have anything official to announce. Ono's speech during a Comic-Con panel suggested he's attempting to convince Capcom Japan that the franchise still has legs and deserves another shot in the spotlight, but so far the head honchos aren't biting.

Above: Last year, Ono asked Darkstalkers fans to hold up $5 bills so he could show the photo to his bosses

Above: This year, Ono took another photo and displayed this "Darkstalkers are Not Dead" image

Above: In the meantime, enjoy the excellent Darkstalkers cartoon

Maybe this new photo, along with continued outcry, will make Darkstalkers a reality? I'm all for it, as it's such a visually interesting, totally distinct fighting experience yet contains the guts of classic Street Fighter goodness. However... the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, which leaned on the community for support and development, probably leaves more than a few potential Darkstalkers helpers feeling sour.

Additionally, after a new trailer for Third Strike Online, Capcom asked the crowd if they'd be interested in HD remakes of the Street Fighter Alpha series. Naturally a room full of Capcom fans screamed "well duh," with Ono saying he'd try to make that happen as well. Personally, I'd say sit on that one for a while - we've got plenty of other fighters on the shelf and on the way. Let 'em breathe!


Capcom Comic-Con


  • ThatGuyFromTV - July 22, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    Great, two MORE fighters. I mean, we were all waiting for darkstalkers 4, but still... two more fighters from capcom.
  • Psylockerules - July 22, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    about time i got hands on with Karin and R.Mika again id love that also Darkstalkers with SF4 graphics engine would be sexual delight!
  • darkpigraph - July 22, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    I"d be happy with an HD Darkstalkers remake. A SFIV/MvC3 style Darkstalkers would probably be the hardest game ever to animate - every 3rd frame would require a different model!
  • RebornKusabi - July 22, 2011 4:39 a.m.

    Yeah, we'll see how long this lasts... also fact! "Quick! Everyone post on their website before Capcom cancels this game!"
  • FauxFurry - July 22, 2011 2:33 a.m.

    I can't quite reach them with my money from here. Maybe I should fling it via slingshot upside their heads. Maybe they'll get the message that I would like some new Darkstalkers action outside of a Versus series title since the last game failed to come to the Sega Saturn. I'd rather they make that than this 'tonesto fishing' game that Capcom has apparently leaked to ReCaptcha.
  • Redeater - July 22, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    Quick! Everyone post on their website before Capcom cancels this game!
  • NotSteve - July 22, 2011 1:24 a.m.

    I would rather see a new Darkstalkers before a HD remix of the Alpha games. Don't get me wrong, I love the alpha series (Alpha 3's what I cut my teeth on as a proper fighting gamer), a new Darkstalkers could bring some fresher ideas to the table.
  • taterboob - July 22, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    Yeah, much as I love fighting games, I think they need to space them out a little bit. SF4, MvC3, BlazBlue and MK have scratched my fighting game itch for a while. Plus, the constant "upgraded" versions of Capcom's fighters constantly being released when they should have just been DLC/patches have kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. I have been dying for a new Darkstalkers for years but, at this point, I'm willing to wait for a while longer, lest the market get oversaturated with fighters once again.
  • SonicX_89 - July 22, 2011 midnight

    I would love to see an HD Street Fighter Alpha 3. It's probably my favorite SF game.

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