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Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection (ヴァンパイア ダークストーカーズコレクション, Vanpaia Dākusutāzu Korekushon) is a compilation of all five Darkstalkers arcade games that were released in Japan only for the PlayStation 2 in 2005.[2] Darkstalkers Collection was also released together with Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition as part of one of the Value Pack compilations for the PS2 in 2008 in Japan.[3]

Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection
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Developer(s)Capcom
Publisher(s)Capcom
SeriesDarkstalkers
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Release
Genre(s)Fighting game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

GameplayEdit

This compilation features the original arcade versions of the games, as well as hidden arranged versions of the three Vampire Savior games, which introduce an alternative version of Donovan, Dee, as a secret character with his own storyline.

ContentsEdit

A version of: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge Darkstalkers 3
Vampire: The Night Warriors x
Vampire Hunter: Darkstalkers' Revenge x
Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire x
Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers' Revenge x
Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire x

ReceptionEdit

IGN called it "one of the finest compilations ever" and a "true, wait-free arcade perfection."[4] However, according to Siliconera, "the fighting engine has aged considerably. It's really designed for people who love the series and Capcom's more traditional 2D fighters."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  2. ^ "Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection - PS2 - IGN". Uk.ps2.ign.com. 2005-05-31. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  3. ^ "カプコン、同社の人気対戦格闘ゲーム2作品をセットにしたバリューパックがPS2で登場". game.watch.impress.co.jp. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  4. ^ "Darkstalkers Collection Playtest - PlayStation 2 Preview at IGN". Uk.ps2.ign.com. 2005-05-31. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  5. ^ "Vampire Darkstalkers Collection Review". Siliconera.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03.