During Capcom’s fighting game panels, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono usually tells attendees “Darkstalkers are not dead” and ask fans to raise their hands holding money for a new Darkstalkers game. This started back at Comic-Con 2011 and at New York Comic-Con 2012 there was even a teaser with Demitri and Lord Raptor.
Capcom didn’t pull the “Darkstalkers are not dead” line this year and Darkstalkers Resurrection was not a strong seller. Speaking with Siliconera, Matt Dahlgren, fighting game manager at Capcom, said “Darkstalkers Resurrection did not perform as well as we would have liked to perform. You never know what the future may hold, but Street Fighter is definitely not dead.”
We pressed and asked about the trailer as well as a rumor about a new Darstalkers game using the Street Fighter fighting game engine. “There is nothing Darkstalkers on the immediate horizon for sure,” Dahlgren commented.