Darkstalkers Resurrection did not sell strongly enough to interest Capcom in further releases.
Speaking to Siliconera at San Diego Comic Con, Capcom fighting game manager Matt Dahlgren confirmed the recent re-release didn’t meet sales expectations.
“Darkstalkers Resurrection did not perform as well as we would have liked to perform,” he said.
“You never know what the future may hold, but Street Fighter is definitely not dead,” he added, raising the alarming inference that Darkstalkers is, in fact, deceased.
Pushed for further details, Dahlgren flatly denied rumours of a new Darkstalkers built on the Street Fighter engine.
“There is nothing Darkstalkers on the immediate horizon for sure,” he said.
At Comic Con, Capcom did not reprise its traditional Darkstalkers Are Not Dead campaign.
The publisher is having a rough time of it lately, it seems, resulting in lay-offs and the resignation of former US senior vice president Christian Svensson.