After beancounting the sales of the recent re-release of Darkstalkers titled Darkstalkers Resurrection, Capcom’s decided it just wouldn’t be worth it to make a new Darkstalkers. The franchise has officially been put back in cold storage.
This should come as no surprise: Capcom has enough data on how Ressurection should have performed to merit putting the budget behind a big new Darkstalkers release – they did the same with Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom. A pity, though. In the recent fighting game boom, only Darkstalkers and Bloody Roar have been absent.