Darkstalkers Are Not Dead, Says A CG Teaser Featuring Demitri And Lord Raptor

By Ishaan . October 11, 2012 . 10:00pm

At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Yoshinori Ono said that Darkstalkers was not dead, and asked fans to hold up $10 or $20 bills to show support for the series, and snapping a photograph of the scene. At this year’s New York Comic-Con, Ono showed off a CG teaser that ended with the same message. You can watch a camera version of it below, courtesy of YouTube user psychosis5354:



While Capcom didn’t announce a new Darkstalkers game today, they did announce Darkstalkers Resurrection, an updated re-release of Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. You can read about that here.

Read more stories about & & on Siliconera.

  • Shadowman

    “Yoshi-ono I love you” LMFAO! But still that CG opening was rocking it was just so crazy how that rock and roll zombie raise from the ground and busted and guitar solo I beat it will be like SSF4 but with Darkstalker character.

  • Hope they upload a direct feed version soon. Really weird they didn’t have Morrigan but whatever. This is exciting.

    • Wiccan1109

      She may be the Darkstalkers icon these days, but i dont think she was needed for this. They’d probably want to save her first appearance for a video teasing an actual game. They chose a good pair here, Lord Raptor is popular but very rare in cameos, and Dimitri gets around but is often overshadowed by Morrigan, its rare to see him without her close by. The lads also gave it a nice sinister atmosphere, they delivered the message well. =D

  • I have a feeling that the title “Darkstalkers Resurrection” is a hinting to a new entry in the series. Why name it that way if it wasn’t intended to be so? It makes a lot of sense. Anyways, I’ve only played a little bit of the PSP Darkstalkers and it was fun, so I’ll definitely be looking into picking up the downloadable version of Resurrection when it releases. I’ll probably convince one of my friends to get it also as he is currently hooked on UMVC3 and SSFIVAE. 

    •  Not really…i mean MvC Origin isn’t hinting something new and its just Darkstalkers 2 and 3…nothing new though yeah you show pick them up

      • Kris

        Well, “Origin” and “Resurrection” imply very different things. :) 

        And “just Darkstalkers 2 and 3” is a very casual way to refer to two of the best fighters Capcom’s ever made bundled together with online play! I’m hyped, I’ve been wanting a non-PC way to play Vampire Savior online for years now.

        As far as whatever this teaser is teasing? Ono’s got my attention. Hopefully whatever it is turns out to be as creative and influential as Hunter and Savior!

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        Because MvC origin had nothing to do with MvC3?

  • Grenalie

    I’d rather it stay dead.

    • why? if you don’t mind me asking.

      • Grenalie

        I have no problem with the series, I actually love it.  I just don’t want it dug out of the grave so they can piss on it, I don’t trust them with it anymore

    • Hinataharem

      What’s your beef with Darkstalkers? 

    • i kinda agree with you…though i would love a new darkstalkers, i’m not really confident that Capcom/Ono  can make the same fun game.  Should just wait and see but ehhh

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Sorry, there are still others who wanted this game there.

    • CirnoLakes

      No no no, we’ve been dying for another Darkstalkers game.

  • Go2hell66

    as short as that clip was, it was awesome

  • If they do make a new one I hope it’s not that 3D/2D stuff.  I really hate that.  I say if it is a 2D fighter, have 2D graphics, like Skull Girls, Blazblue, or heck Darkstalkers games.  I hate what they did to Street Fighter.  The only 2D fighter with 3D graphics was good for MK though.

    • z_merquise

      As much as I also like to see this in hand-drawn 2D like Blazblue and KOF XIII, Capcom surely going to do the same way they did with the recent Street Fighter and MvC games.

      Well, as long as it looked good and not similar to those in SF IV and MvC 3, I’ll be fine. Not personally a fan of how the characters looked in those games.

    • Göran Isacson

      According to a rumor I’ve heard, all of Capcom’s sprite artists have left the company. So I’m afraid that if this is developed in house, it’s gonna be 2.5D from here on out.

  • Hinataharem

    Ono, you’re teasing us.


  • Ugh…Shut up, if its not dead show SOMETHING then words/CG teaser.  Instead of Talking the Talk, can you walk the walk?!…did i really just say that dang it :L

    • aoihana

      Well, to their credit, they are showing you something. They’re obviously teasing something, so lets wait for them to walk now! (◕‿◕✿)

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      You should not be new with this kind of tease don’t you? Considering all company did this.

  • aoihana

    Well, they’re obviously not dead, they’re Vampires, after all. ┐(‘~`;)┌

    Seriously, I’m quite curious as to what exactly it is that they’re teasing. The last time I checked on this was the show of support by fans, so having a teaser trailer now is exciting. Something is in the works, you know? 

    Personally, I’m not a fan, but happy to see something in the works for those that are! (◕‿◕✿)

    • ffboi7

      Its sorta like when they first initially teased SFIV it was only a teaser at the time. Then they released Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix to see if there was any interest in a SFIV release. SSFIITHDR did spectacular which led to the development and release of SFIV. The announcement of Darkstalkers Resurrection is basically Capcom looking to see if fans really do want another Darkstalkers game by giving the fans a chances to really speak with their wallets. So yeah if fans want Darkstalkers IV they gotta show it by buying a copy of Darkstalkers Resurrection.

      • Eilanzer

        The problem is…Almost everyone already has a copy of darkstalkers…Hell…More than one copy in different platforms since this franchise was milked over the years =/

  • z_merquise

    A new Darkstalkers game is already in development, I think. They already announced Darkstalkers Resurrection to gather more interest for the series.

    It’s good that Capcom never abandon this series but I guess it’s all because of fan requests and Ono himself.

  • xxx128

    This is going to be the next “3d”-catastrophe aimed at the mass market. Dear Capcom would you please get your greedy fingers off the classics. You are slowly but surely turning into asia’s EA and thats not a pretty sight at all.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Wut?? They are here trying to create the continuation of a classic titles and you hated them?

      • Bentan

        capcom critics are bipolar, just as much as transformers fans are, me included

        •  Ahaha i liked the transformers comparison :P !

          • Much better than doing a comparizon with the Sonic fanbase, right?

          • Haha, indeed, even with the so called “sonic cycle” broken finally, haters gonna hate :S

  • Göran Isacson

    Neat that they focus on a relatively lesser known character, Lord Raptor, than Felicia and Morrigan who got to represent the game in MvsC3. Then again if you want to start a party, of course you hire the guy who’s an expert at the job :)

    *shark shows up out of nowhere to start dancing*

  • Internet is Crash

    Zombie Megaman for DS4 since Capcom wont make a new MM game just add him to  other series

    • Robot Zombie Pirate Ninja Megaman! From SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE! In 3D! And in Technicolor!

  • CirnoLakes

    The Fighting game world has missed Darkstalkers.

    This is good news.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Demitri looks alittle like Akuma,maybe they relatives.Actually that would explain a lotXD
    That game better be good.

  • Neophoton

    “Yoshi-ono, I love you!” “I do, too” – My sentiments exactly. I hope Resurrection does well enough to warrant a new installment in the series!

  • Bentan

    yes please, idont careifithas dayone on disc dlc as long as i can play as sexy wolfguy haha

  • I’ve never played a Darkstalkers game, but Lilith provided a lot of fap material.
    I can’t help what I like! XD

    • CirnoLakes

      Well that’s a lot of information!

      Well, you have good taste to like Lilith. She’s my favourite Darkstalkers character.

      Because to me, it’s Lilith who has a real body.

    • HAHAHAHAHAHA, you made my day good sir!

  • Hector Velar

    My favorite fighting game finally being released….need to wipe off tears…brb

    • AnimusVox

      I’d feel the same if it were a new ‘Bloody Roar’ game but this is totally fine as well. ‘Darkstalkers’ has gotten no love this gen, or lack of it.

  • AWESOME.  Ono is awesome.  Capcom not so much.

    • This is all Ono, Mag. Not Capcom. If it was up to Capcom, this series would stay in the same “recycle” bin next to Breath of Fire, Captain Commando and Megaman Legends.

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    That teaser is amazing. I can’t wait to see what the final game will look like with the SFIV engine. 

    Also, Lord Raptor looks a lot more like Eddie from the Iron Maiden artwork than he originally did. That is a good thing.

  • Sperium3000

    A new Darkstalkers game after so long would be great.

  • Spider-Man

    Knowing Capcom, if a new 3D Darkstalkers game was made, it will most likely share the same fate as MvC3/SFIV/SFxTK.

    • Knowing the fans, that fact will be cemented.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos