Darkstalkers fans who have long been waiting for a new game in the series may have seen a glimmer of hope on the horizon. It appears that Capcom has registered a new Darkstalkers trademark in Japan and Europe.
With Street Fighter X Tekken releasing in less than a month, Capcom’s fighting game mafioso Yoshinori Ono should be free to devote his time to a new title. Ono has expressed interest in reviving the Darkstalkers franchise in the past, assuring fans at least year’s Street Fighter X Tekken panel that the series is “not dead”.
The Darkstalkers franchise hasn’t seen a new release since Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection came out on the PS2 way back in March 2005. Fans eager for some mummy-smashing, Red Riding Hood-shooting action have had to be content with the occasional re-release, including a PSN release of the first Darkstalkers game this past November.
Honestly, the lack of any new games in the series is baffling. I mean, who wouldn’t want a new fighting game featuring Little Red Riding Hood armed to the teeth?