Is Capcom Foreshadowing New Content With Reissue of Darkstalkers 3?

on February 25, 2012 5:00 PM

Capcom gave long time fighting game enthusiasts a thrill at last July’s San Diego Comic Con with the bold proclamation that “Darkstalkers Are Not Dead.” Information on the next Darkstalkers installment remains under wraps, but Capcom is steadily rekindling North America’s interest in the series, first with the Comic Con announcement, and now with the release of Darkstalkers 3 on Sony’s Playstation Network.

The North American version of the game is actually comprised of the Japanese EX edition and two Japan-only arcade updates, bringing the stable of playable characters up to a solid 20 — every Darkstalkers character from the series’ canon, as well as two hidden characters called Shadow and Marionette.
Capcom hasn’t announced a North American re-release date for the download, but it is already available on the Japanese network. While the series hasn’t seen a new release in eight years, this little throwback will hopefully pave the way for a current-gen (or possibly even next-gen) Darkstalkers title.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Sto Austin is the man. Period. When not saving the world from the next generation of Metal Gears or throwing hadoukens at his detractors, chances are he's writing about someone else doing something similarly epic, possibly whilst smoking a cigar. He enjoys games with a strong emphasis on story, which typically fall into the RPG, Action/Adventure, or Horror genres, though he also has a soft spot for fighting games and has been known, when feeling saucy, to shred on some Guitar Hero or Rock Band. He currently divides his time between Florida and Maine, tromping up and down the East coast according to the whims of fate and fortune.