Capcom has seemingly abandoned plans for a new Darkstalkers game after its HD digital compilation Darkstalkers Resurrection sold poorly.
In a chat with Siliconera, Capcom's fighting game manager Matt Dahlgren was asked if the "Darkstalkers is not dead" catchphrase, uttered by Capcom's Yoshinori Ono at Comic Con 2011 and 2012, still applied.
"Darkstalkers Resurrection did not perform as well as we would have liked to perform," Dahlgren replied. "You never know what the future may hold, but Street Fighter is definitely not dead."
When pressed, Dahlgren said: "There is nothing Darkstalkers on the immediate horizon for sure."
In April this year, then-Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson expressed disappointment with Darkstalkers Resurrection sales.
"I'm disappointed in the opening sales response relative to any other fighting title we've put out on the same platforms given the frequency and urgency of requests we've had here over the last several years and the quality of the execution," he said.
It was suggested in 2012 that Capcom was working on a new Darkstalkers game using a modified version of the Street Fighter X Tekken engine.