Collection: Darkstalkers

What is Darkstalkers?

Darkstalkers, also known as Vampire in Japan, is a captivating fighting game series and media franchise created by Capcom. Debuting with Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors in 1994, this iconic series is renowned for its pastiche gothic fiction universe, featuring characters inspired by monsters from international folklore.

Set in a stylized 2D graphic style, Darkstalkers introduced innovative gameplay concepts that influenced later Capcom fighting games, including the Street Fighter Alpha and Marvel vs. Capcom series. The franchise has expanded beyond video games to include an anime miniseries, an American animated series, a Canadian comic book series, and various other media releases, particularly in Japan.

Notable characters like Morrigan Aensland and Felicia have become fan favorites and made appearances in later Capcom games, as well as crossover titles developed by other companies. Darkstalkers remains a beloved franchise cherished by fans for its unique characters, captivating lore, and engaging gameplay.