Darkstalkers was Capcom’s other main fighting franchise besides Street Fighter. While Street Fighter took characters from various places around the world, Darkstalkers had a strong horror basis to it, which is reflected in the series most popular characters such as Morrigan and Felicia who are often used in the various games in the Capcom Vs series. Unfortunatly the actual series itself, is not as succesful as Capcom’s other top tier fighting games.
Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has been trying to get the DarkStalkers series remade for a long time now as it was a series he’d really like to get back into working on. Capcom told Ono that he needed a million requests in order to get the series reboot greenlit however while he was in London promoting the launch of the 3DS, he said that: “At the moment in Capcom’s statistics, I’ve heard it’s [the number of requests] gone over 100,000. But it’s far from a million. We need to keep on going.” In the meantime, Super Street Fighter IV will be a launch game for the 3DS which goes on sale Tommorow in the UK and Friday in the US.