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Darkstalkers Resurrection coming to PSN, XBLA in early 2013


Capcom is still quite busy repackaging and re-releasing their classic 2D fighters, and the next franchise to get the treatment is Darkstalkers… finally. Well, 2/3rds of them at least.

Capcom has announced Darkstalkers Resurrection, a dual pack of fighters featuring Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. We’re not quite sure why the original Darkstalkers isn’t bundled in there just to be thorough, but honestly, the 2 newer titles are quite a bit better anyway.

Take a look at the first screens and trailer below.

Darkstalkers Resurrection trailer:
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Darkstalkers Resurrection screens:

Darkstalkers Resurrection is scheduled for an early 2013 PSN and XBLA release for $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points.

Read on for the announcement.

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 1200 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.