Back in the mid-'90s, Capcom stood at the very pinnacle of the arcade business thanks to its insanely popular Street Fighter II. In order to keep the coins rolling in, the Japanese company famously embarked on an iterative sequence of updates which kept the base gameplay in place but added elements like faster movement, more special moves and additional characters, culminating in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.
However, it was clear that the company couldn't rely on one game alone, so efforts were made to branch out – one of those being 1994's Darkstalkers, a spooky take on Street Fighter's one-on-one gameplay.
Populated by famous movie monsters like vampires, werewolves and even a Frankenstein's monster, Darkstalkers was an immediate hit with arcade-goers and spawned several sequels of its own. While it hasn't been as commercially impactful as Street Fighter over the years, it still has plenty of fans – and those same fans will no doubt be pleased to learn that the Mega Drive / Genesis is getting its own port of the first Darkstalkers coin-op.
Daniel Moura has revealed that he's working with the team at SEGAMER to port the arcade machine to Sega's 16-bit console. The screens shown off so far look very promising indeed:
The original Darkstalkers was ported to the Sony PlayStation, while its follow-up, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge, made it to the Sega Saturn. Vampire Savior (AKA: Darkstalkers 3) made it to both systems. In 2013, Darkstalkers Resurrection arrived on modern systems, pulling together all of the Darkstalkers titles.