Capcom announced today that they will be Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors and Darkstalkers 3 as an HD bundle on PlayStation Network and XBox LIVE Arcade early 2013.
I’ve been waiting a long time to hear that.
The bundle will be titled Darkstalkers Resurrection and will feature “updated graphics” and “robust online features”. Basically, if you’ve been keeping up with their previous PSN and XBLA re-releases (Marvel vs. Capcom Origins for example) then you know what to expect.
The Darkstalkers series is one of my favorite 2D fighters of all time. I even bought a moded Sega Saturn with the RAM card back in the day just to play Darkstalkers 3! Hopefully this will spark a renewed interest in the series and we will finally get a true, next-gen sequel. Even if that doesn’t happen I’ll still be picking up Darkstalkers Resurrection the day it comes out.
Read Capcom’s full press release after the jump
DARKSTALKERS® RESURRECTION ON PLAYSTATION®NETWORK AND XBOX LIVE® ARCADE
New Digital Title Features Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3 with Updated Graphics and Robust Online Features
SAN MATEO, Calif. — October 11, 2012 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the fan-favorite Darkstalkers® franchise is back and ready to take the fight to current gen consoles. Featuring a unique and colorful cast of characters, blended with fast-paced fighting action, Darkstalkers® Resurrection contains two games, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3, that will be available to download in early 2013 for $14.99 on PlayStation®Network and 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
The two-for-one priced combo breathes new life into each game with a slew of features including robust GGPO-enabled online game play, HD graphical filtering with multiple viewing options, replay sharing, Spectator Mode, in-game achievements, Challenge/Tutorial Mode and an un-lockable vault filled with concept artwork, videos and more.
Players who want to face-off against their friends online are able to with GGPO-enabled online game play that helps create a virtually lag-free fighting game experience. Building upon the online system previously introduced in Street Fighter® III: Third Strike Online Edition and Marvel vs. Capcom® Origins, online game play now includes upgraded matchmaking with additional options such as region matching, ping lock and ping display.
While taking a break from competition, players have replay sharing and Challenge Mode at their disposal to help them hone their fighting game skills. Replays can be uploaded to the game’s match server or directly to YouTube. The Challenge/Tutorial Mode contains trials to help players deepen their knowledge of the characters and their specific strategies. For those that prefer to learn from watching other people play, Spectator Mode and “Watch With Friends” allows players to watch games either live online or saved from previous matches. Players can discuss both live and saved games in real time.