bill-swift - October 13, 2012
NYCC is one of the like a second Christmas for the ever-growing population of comic book/video game lovers. It's one of several yearly gatherings where nerds can quarrel among themselves and where surprises wait around every presentation. This year, Capcom has given to the fans yet again as they have announced something new into the widely popular 'Darkstalkers' franchise.
Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono, during a presentation at NYCC, introduced players to 'Darkstalkers: Resurrection'. Resurrection will contain both Darkstalkers 2 and 3, with a nice HD coating as well as various new modes such as the 'Spectator Mode'. The bundle will also have trophy/achievement support as well as a host of other neat extras that will be sure to satisfy fans of the series.
Darkstalkers: Resurrection will be available by download only sometime in early 2013 on PSN and XBLA for $15.
The official announcement:
New Digital Title Features Night Warriors: Darkstalkers™ Revenge and Darkstalkers™ 3 with Updated Graphics and Robust Online Features
LONDON, UK. — October 11, 2012 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the fan-favourite Darkstalkers™ franchise is back and ready to take the fight to current-gen consoles. Featuring a unique and colourful 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 / £11.99 on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 home entertainment system from Sony 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.
What so you think? Will you be picking up this bundle when it hits PSN and XBLA or have you had enough of HD remakes?