Darkstalkers heading to PlayStation Network

Cult fighting game to hit PS3, PSP.

2D fighting game Darkstalkers: The Night Warrior is heading to PlayStation Network, the US game ratings board has revealed.

The ESRB lists Darkstalkers for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.

The Night Warriors is the first game in Capcom's vampiric fighting game franchise. It launched in Japan in 1994, and introduced the likes of Morrigan and Felicia. In 1996 it was ported to PlayStation.

Capcom's fighting game producer Yoshinori Ono is often asked about the possibility of making a new Darkstalkers game.

In March Ono told Eurogamer Capcom had received over 100,000 requests from fans for a new Darkstalkers game - up from the 5000 it had in August 2010. Capcom wants one million requests before it reignites the franchise.

"One day, if it goes half a million, Capcom may raise its eyebrow a little bit and I could do what I did in London in 2007 when I announced the comeback of Street Fighter," Ono said.

"In the near future, with your help, it may become true. It's on its way, because we're pretty much where we were with Street Fighter a few years back. So keep it up."

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