Udon To Publish Darkstalkers And Red Earth Crossover Manga

By Ishaan . September 11, 2010 . 4:32pm

http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ds_re_manga.jpg While you may not be seeing a new Darkstalkers game for a while, if you’re willing to settle for manga instead instead, Udon have you covered.

 

The company, best known for publishing art books based on Capcom games, is publishing a oneshot titled Darkstalkers / Red Earth: Maleficarum, slated for release October 13th. It contains five stories spanning the Darkstalkers universe and another four set in the Red Earth world.

 

As for the latest on any sort of potential Darkstalkers game…go-to Capcom fighting game producer, Yoshinori Ono, is still in the process of drumming up enough support to appease the higher-ups at the company, with his latest tweet on the subject stating, “D.S. is very difficult.I have many enemy for D.S. in CAPCOM.”

 

[via MangaBlog]


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  • Advent_Andaryu

    Why can’t they make a GAME about this? Sure a manga will be cool, but I’d love to see an HD Darkstalkers vs Red Earth (Vampire vs Warzard) fighter and I know everyone else will agree.

    And what does “D.S. is very difficult.I have many enemy for D.S. in CAPCOM.” even mean? There’s people in Capcom that hates Darkstalkers?

    • Chow

      I find it really strange for him to refer to the series as D.S. Wouldn’t he be referring to it as Vampire, or has the de-facto name actually become Darkstalkers now?

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Ono tweets in English and I think he understands that the majority of his fanbase is overseas. That’s probably why he uses “Darkstalkers.”

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      No, no one hates Darkstalkers at Capcom. It’s just that they aren’t certain it’s worth dedicating a large team to, given that it isn’t as mainstream as Street Fighter or Marvel vs. Capcom. Ono has always emphasized that they’re willing to make it happen but they need to gauge demand for it first.

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    That is a pretty cool looking cover image for it!

  • Guest

    All I really want is artbook dedicated to morrigan….

  • Jayred_Potter

    Well I have been trying to get my hands on a Darkstalkers game for a while, since I have heard its a great fighter game series. This manga should be helpful so I can actually learn more about the story

    • Jayred_Potter

      Ooops, posted twice. Sorry everyone. I’m kind of new to the site so I guess I messed that up

  • Jayred_Potter

    I have been trying to get my hands on a darkstalkers game for a long time now, since I heard it is a great fighter game series, so this manga will be a nice way for me to learn more about the story as well as motivate myself more to get a copy of the game

  • ThunderGod_Cid

    Preorder: COMPLETE

  • capristrider

    Capcom are making baby steps toward a Darkstalkers sequel, I guess now would be the wrong time to annouce a sequel because there so many fighting games on the horizon, each game needs some limelight and with Capcom hands full with MVC3 and Street Fighter VS Tekken, more fighting games being announced and released will saturate the fighting games market , HIT CRITICAL MASS AND IMPLODE!

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