Darkstalkers is one of the top 10 most popular fighting games in Japan

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Video game magazine Famitsu put out a poll amongst it’s readers asking what their favorite fighting games were. They were allowed to choose up to 3 games, those titles were then assigned as points that were ranked, and yeah… Darkstalkers 3 was somehow ranked 8th. I have to say somehow, because it beat out Capcom vs. SNK 2 which was ranked 9th!

For more information on this poll, you can check out Kotaku’s article on it over here: http://kotaku.com/poll-japans-favorite-fighting-games-1795326357

wpid-Darkstalkers+Chronicle+-+The+Chaos+Tower+U+ULUS-10005.jpegLet’s talk about Darkstalkers, shall we? The last three ‘entries’ was the Japanese collection on PS2, Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower for PSP, and Darkstalkers Resurrection on Xbox 360/PS3. All 3 of those were basically re-releases.

Years back it was teased that there might be a revival of the franchise if Darkstalkers Ressurection sold well, and that if it did happen it would use Street Fighter X Tekken’s engine. The re-release sold poorly, SFxT sold poorly, and thus Darkstalkers has been shelved possibly indefinitely.

Darkstalkers 3 is one of the most popular fighting games in Japan, and it came out in 1998. That’s almost 20 years ago! Right now, there is a Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic by Udon, which hopefully means that Capcom might do something with this amazing fighting game series. I honestly doubt it, but hey… you never know, right?

Maybe if someone were to hand Capcom their copy of Darkstalkers 3 they could somehow renew their interest?

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Sheva Alomar

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Oh Sheva. Maybe it is because I just recently purchased Resident Evil 5 for the 3rd time, but I’ve decided to make this Waifu Wednesday’s… umm… waifu, to be Sheva.

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Unlike say… Lara Croft, Sheva actually hasn’t graced many video game covers , and that is a shame. She’s awesome. attractive, loyal, etc. I was also sort of pissed that Sheva and Josh were not one of the side stories in RE6.

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Some people have, and will, continue to complain about Sheva’s ‘tribal outfit’ that you can unlock and dress her in. Well.. I’m still more upset about her clubbing outfit. Too much gold, and it just looks sort of bad on her.

Sheva’s tribal outfit is on par with a lot of Capcom’s alternate outfits in this series, including RE6’s sexy school girl outfit for Sherry Birkins… who, last time we saw her… was literally a school girl.

Anyways, I will hopefully make some posts before next Wednesday, but in case I don’t… stay classy everyone.

There are more NES games on Playstation 4 than on The Switch

612A1iUF4RL._QL40_SX400_With Digital Eclipse Software/Capcom’s Disney Afternoon Collection, 6 classic NES games have come to Sony’s console. Not that we are keeping track or anything, but those 6 plus the 6 from Digital Eclipse Software/Capcom’s Mega Man Legacy Collection make that number at least 12 NES games to Nintendo Switch’s virtual console… not existing. Oh, and that means that Xbox One has even more considering it has all of that plus whatever is on Rare Replay… Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll and whatever else is on there.

Right now, we have no idea if the virtual console games that we own on Wii and Wii U will even transfer onto Nintendo Switch. Because of this and other reasons, I refuse to support Nintendo’s latest console.

switchAll we do know thus far is that Switch’s Virtual Console will allow some sort of online play with old NES and SNES games, and that when it is eventually rolled out that they will let you try out one of those types of VC games for free, each game for a month and then it’s a different game. This is unlike say… Games with Gold that let’s you keep said game as long as you have an online subscription, or Playstation Plus’ service.

So… SNES Classic is coming out one day maybe. Maybe Nintendo will unveil their grand master plan once everyone can’t just walk into a store and buy one of those?

Why doesn’t Nintendo re-release the NES Classic as a Wii U disc or a Switch cart?

NES-Classic-Edition-banner-696x447The NES Classic Edition was very sought after, rare, and now very much discontinued. It was very popular but Nintendo only enough product at launch to MAYBE match 1% of some town’s population. That’s terrible. It was popular, maybe was restocked a few times, and then… Pfff… now everyone is talking about a possible upcoming SNES Classic Edition. WHY?!

Let’s back up for a moment, all right? Nintendo could emulate all of these games, easily, on Wii U or Switch… so just release them on a disc, a cart, or just a download. Hell, sell them with a download code bundled with one NES classic controller for the price of the entire system, $60! Come on Nintendo!

The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_CoverSo, now if there is an SNES Classic Edition, my predictions is that, if it has as many games as the NES Classic, which there is no guarantee that it will since SNES games are a higher value on Nintendo’s Virtual Console, here is what I predict will come out, in no particular order:

Earthbound (Nintendo)
Megaman (Capcom)
Super Castlevania IV(Konami)
Final Fantasy II (IV) (Square Enix)
Chrono Trigger (Square Enix)
Super Mario World (Nintendo)
Megaman 7 (Capcom)
Super Metroid (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past (Nintendo)
Kirby Dreamland 3 (Hal)
Star Fox (Nintendo)
Mario Kart (Nintendo)
Breath of Fire (Capcom)
Bust a move (Taito/Square)
Street Fighter II (Capcom)
Earthworm Jim (Shiny Entertainment)
F-Zero (Nintendo)
Fatal Fury Special (SNK)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Square Enix)
Harvest Moon (Natsume)
Megaman X (Capcom)
Ms. Pac-man
NBA Jam (Midway)
Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen (Square Enix)
Pocky & Rocky (Natsume)
Pop’n TwinBee (Konami)
Samurai Shodown (SNK)
Soul Blazer (Square Enix)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Capcom)
Super Mario RPG (Square Enix)

zelda lttp screen shot heartAs you can tell, I am not excited about a future rare SNES Classic Edition. If one comes out, I might buy an SNES classic controller for $10 maybe, but that’s it. Release this for consoles we have and please start treating us like humans and not the ravenous collection monsters you think we are.

 

Pharaoh Decoration

One of the things that I love about Darkstalkers is the fact that there are still moves in the game that I have never seen before. I was searching for Anakaris’ curse where he turns Morrigan into a bat and other characters into small animals or dolls etc… and instead I found his Pharaoh Decoration… which combines the best of Demitri’s Midnight Bliss move and Anakaris’ Pharaoh Curse. If I had known that this move was a thing, I’d have been doing this the entire time.

You know, I used to argue that Capcom was full of it when they said that The Darkstalkers characters transform too much in their game and that that was why they did not want to make a new game… but now I am starting to believe them.

Gloomy Puppet Show

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I have often mentioned my love of Capcom fighting games, especially Darkstalkers. One of the moves that I really love, is The Midnight Bliss, but my second favorite move is Lilith’s Gloomy Puppet Show. In this move she… well… just look at it? She turns into a bunny girl and forces characters to be her puppet! It’s amazing! At the 1:03 mark of this video from youtube channel Darkstalkers shows it off.

VS-004-Vampire-Savior_Lilith-bunnyThe reason that I show this is… guess why? Bunny Girl? Maybe… THE FACT THAT IT IS STILL EASTER MONDAY IN CANADA?! Definitely. It’s hard to find this toy of Lilith, and I’m not sure if there has been one or two versions of it, as this other picture of it looks to have a different face.

vsc-bunnylilith-std-e1303795551750This might just be taken from a different angle and thus looks different. Now, Lilith and Morrigan have different moves outside of the ones that are similar but still not the same. Morrigan Aensland, who is more… ahem… mature appearing, has never been a bunny girl. This is important to note as Lilith, canonically to Darkstalkers, doesn’t exist outside of being a part of Morrigan. If they ever make a real Darkstalkers sequel, will Morrigan don the bunny girl outfit in order to do The Gloomy Puppet Show. Deviant artist jaksonstoker has done a Morrigan version of the sprites below:

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Cosplayer feytacos has cosplayed as this version of Lilith before,and I definitely suggest taking a look.

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Olivias-Atelier Read The Sign Lilith BunnyAnother awesome one is Olivias-Atelier‘s cosplay of The Gloomy Puppet Show.

I really hope that Capcom does something with both the character Lilith as well as the game universe that is Darkstalkers. Lilith is apparently playing a big role in Udon’s Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic line, so here is hoping that maybe we will see Udon’s take on her being a bunny girl sometime in the near future?