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Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors

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Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
(Vampire: The Night Warriors)
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Developers

Capcom

Publishers

Capcom
Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe)

Systems

Arcade
JP: July 12, 1994
WW: July 1994

PlayStation 1
JP: March 22nd, 1996
NA: March 28th, 1996
EU: November, 1996
PlayStation 2 (Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection)
JP: May 19, 2005
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam
WW: June 24, 2022
Online Play

Rollback FightCade2 (PC)
Capcom Fighting Collection (PS4, XBONE, NSW, PC)

Community Channels

Discord Server (VSAV and VHUNT)

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Introduction

Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, also known as Vampire: The Night Warriors in Japan, is the first game in the Darkstalkers series released by Capcom in July of 1994. After a lot of SF2 revisions and a failed sequel of Saturday Night Slammasters, Capcom decides to bring the iconic creatures of the night in a fighting video game to see who's the best.

The game features 10 playable beastly characters, who must defend the planet from the evil planet conquer Pyron. While the game is considered unpolished and less refined compared to it's sequels, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors would go on to be a smash hit in arcades, selling over 24,000 arcade units and winning many awards by gaming outlets and the American Amusement Machine Association. The game was praised for it's anime style graphics and animations, music, gameplay and cast of characters, which helped it really stand out from it's predecessor Street Fighter 2.

The game would eventually be ported to the PlayStation 1 by Psygnosis, which would not be released until 1996, long after the release of Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge due to development issues and is considered a butchered port by most players. It was also considered for the 32X but those plans were eventually scrapped. It was included in the Japan only Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection on PS2.

On June 24th, 2022, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors would be included on the Capcom Fighting Collection along side it's sequels with Rollback netcode.

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Game Navigation

General
Controls
System
FAQ
Characters
Anakaris
Aulbath (Rikuo)
Bishamon
Demitri
Felicia
Gallon (J. Talbain)
Morrigan
Sasquatch
Victor
Zabel (Lord Raptor)
Boss Characters
Phobos (Huitzil)
Pyron