Capcom Fighting Collection Pre-Order Bonuses Include Pictures, Sounds
After years of psychically begging Capcom to make the Darkstalkersgames compatible on modern hardware, they finally did it. The Capcom Fighting Collection. The company has just released a pre-order trailer that details the bonuses you will receive for ordering the collection ahead of time. It includes 18 “special music tracks” as well as an additional artwork. However, these bonuses are only available for a short period after the game launches. The Steam page for the collection states that the exclusive artwork by Chisato, Yuri Kataiwa and Ryuji Higurashi as well as remixed tracks from artists such as CAP-JAMS or Matt Cab will be available to all who purchase Capcom Fighting Collectionbefore September 31st.
The Capcom Fighting Collection is a collection of developer’s one-on-1 fighting games that aren’t Street Fighter. Although there are some Street Fighter titles included in this collection, it is mostly a Darkstalkerscollection with a more general title to appeal to a wider audience that might not have ever played these games. The Darkstalkersseries introduced many mechanical elements that were later used in Street Fighter games. But, more importantly, it’s insane. Imagine all the Universal Monsters being animated into cartoons and fighting each other. These characters are so animated that even those who only knew the hornier stars will be able to see a variety of cute, silly-looking odds. A yeti can be made to fight a mummy! What do you need more?
Capcom Fighting Collection also includes Cyberbots Full Metal Madness, a mech fighting video game that is a spinoff from Capcom’s Armored Warriors. The most important information about Cyberbots is that it features a character called Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IIX. Red Earth is a fighter with a fantasy theme that has never been port to a console.
While it remains to be seen whether the Capcom Fighting Collection will find new life among fighter game fans, I am just glad to be able again to play them. Capcom has included a museum section that includes concept art and music. This material should go beyond the surface and showcase old ads and arcade copy. Send me the sketches.
Capcom Fighting Collection will be available on June 24. Preorders can be made on all platforms including the Switch eShop. The game will also be available in a physical version. Who knows? If it does well enough Capcom might create a new Darkstalkers game? Although it’s unlikely, I think so.