Editor’s Note: This article is both out of sequence and going up late because a guest contributor had this slot initially. Said contributor did not let us know they were not going to deliver the article, and in fact, has not communicated with us at all since saying she would contribute. So, in lieu of that article is this one about the final entry in Capcom’s Darkstalkers series, Vampire Savior.
The Darkstalkers series never really caught on in the US. We got most of the games, but they lacked the popularity and following they had in Japan. The series, known as the Vampire series in Japan, is Capcom’s horror fighting franchise. The first game, known in Japan simply as Vampire and here as Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, came out in 1994, the same year as Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Fighting games were huge at the time, and Darkstalkers provided a little different twist.