Sadface! Capcom's senior vice-president, Christian Svensson, is disappointed with sales for Darkstalkers Resurrection, a high-definition remake of a cult fighting game that was released digitally earlier this year.
The game had ranked highly on download charts for various platforms, but Svensson said on the Capcom Unity
forums that it hadn't met company expectations. He suggested that the publisher had seemingly overestimated the demand for a return of the niche underworld-themed brawler.
"Sadly, it's not as high on that list as it really needs to be successful," he wrote, referring to the game's position on the digital sales chart. "We're working on promotions and the like to improve the situation. We've not given up.
"But 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.
"I'm more disappointed by my misread of the information in this particular case." Svensson is not ungrateful, though - he personally thanked everyone who took the time to support (read: buy) the game following its digital release.
Guess any chance of a proper Darkstalkers
sequel have just become less likely. A shame.