may have only existed officially
for a few minutes, but Capcom's fighting game guru Yoshinori Ono
has bigger hopes for the franchise as a whole, which until today remained one of the few dormant forces in the modern fighting game renaissance.
"Ono has a dream of revitalizing the Darkstalkers franchise, and this is the first step to get there," Capcom producer Derek Neal of Capcom told Joystiq at the New York Comic Con. "[Ono] wants Darkstalkers 4.
Capcom is using the release of Darkstalkers Resurrection
as a litmus test to gauge the strength and fervor of the Darkstalkers community, says Neal. In the past, Ono has taken it upon himself to poll audiences directly
, asking for attendees interested in a new Darkstalkers to hold up cash as proof of their commitment.