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Darkstalkers / Vampire (JPN)
The Night Warriors
Fighting Game by Capcom
CPS2
Worldwide
6/30/1994
Playstation
Worldwide
3/22/1996
Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection (Playstation 2)
Compilation release (JPN-only)
Worldwide
5/19/2005
Playstation Network
Emulation of PlayStation version.
Worldwide
11/29/2011
Capcom Fighting Collection (PlayStation 4)
Compilation release.
Worldwide
6/24/2022
Capcom Fighting Collection (Xbox One)
Compilation release.
Worldwide
6/24/2022
Capcom Fighting Collection (Switch)
Compilation release.
Worldwide
6/24/2022
Capcom Fighting Collection (Windows)
Compilation release.
Worldwide
6/24/2022

Fighters
Demitri Maximoff
J. Talbain
Victor von Gerdenheim
Lord Raptor
Morrigan Aensland
Huitzil
Anakaris
Felicia
Bishamon
Rikuo
Sasquatch
Pyron

Gameplay
Block Cancel (Guard Cancel)
Each character has at least one attack (usually anti-air) which can interrupt block stun with precision timing.
Chain Combos (Chained Normals)
All characters are capable of chaining their basic attacks upward in strength, ie any light attack to any medium attack to any strong attack.
ES Moves (EX Moves)
When the SPECIAL meter is filled, the next special move executed will be done with extra benefits, albeit at the cost of the entire remaining meter.
SP Moves (Super Moves)
Super moves only available when the Special meter is full.
Special Meter (Super Meter)
Filled by any type of attack, although specials add the most meter. Slowly drains after a few moments not attacking. When full the meter activates and starts draining; your normal attacks are slightly stronger during this time and any special becomes an ES special and drains the remaining meter. SP moves become available.
Anakaris
Command Moves

Great Tombstone / Holy Gravestone
(in air)down/dforward+2kick/3kick
Anakaris' lower half becomes an inverted pyramid and he flies down or diagonally down to attack.

History of the Saints / 聖者の歩み
forward/backward+2kick
A giant overhead axe kick.
Special Moves

Cobra Blow
forwardbackwardforward+anypunch
Anakaris punches out with his arms in the image of a giant serpent.

Coffin Dance / Hitsugi no Mai
threepunch/threekicks
Drops a giant coffin at one of many locations, determined by button.

Mummy Drop / Miira Drop
qcf+anypunch
Anakaris' hands appear somewhere on screen, if they catch the opponent he wraps them up and slams them. When ES'd his hands fly out towards his opponent and he brings them into his coffin for more damage.

Royal Judgement / Ouke no Sabaki
(in air)forwarddbackwarddowndforward+anypunch
Anakaris fires a cursing projectile at his foe, leaving them without the ability to much besides walk, jump and get hit.

Spirit Inhale / Kotodama Gaeshi (Inhale)
hcb+anypunch
Anakaris attempts to 'eat' an incoming projectile.

Wild Circular
(close)hcb+2kick/3kick
Grabs the opponent and somersault-rolls backwards.
Super Moves

Pharaoh's Magic
2kick1punchdown1kick2punch
The opponent is subjected to a series of curses.
Bishamon
Throw Moves

Kesa Nage / 袈裟投げ
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch
Special Moves

Hane Ha
hcf+anypunch
Bishamon throws his sword into his opponent (from Savior onwards, replaced by spirit throw). When ES'd, the opponent will commit seppuku.

Iai Giri / Quick Slash
c.backwardforward+anypunch/anykick
A lengthy swipe of his blade. @term=anypunch@ swings high, @term=anykick@ swings low.

Karame Dama / Soul Stun
(in air)upuforwardforward+anypunch
Bishamon sends his spirits to ensare his foe.

Kien Zan / Upper Slash
dp+anypunch
Dragon punch-esque anti-air.

Kirisute Gomen
(close)qc-f2ddbackwarddforward+anypunch
Bishamon grabs his foe and delivers a multi-hit Kienzan.
Super Moves

Kassabaki
c.backwardforwardbackwardforward+anypunch/anykick
A multi-hit Iai Giri, accompanied with ghost. After Darkstalkers, its function was served by ES Iai Giri.

Oni Kubi Hineri / Soul Choke
qc-f2ddbackward+anypunch
A ghostly hand emerges from his armor's mouth and grasps the opponent violently.
Demitri Maximoff
Throw Moves

Bat Dive
(close)forwardbackward+2punch/3punch
Demitri jumps into the air and slams his opponent headfirst into the ground.
Special Moves

Batspin
qcb+anykick(air)
Demitri vanishes, then reappears diving down at his foe from mid-air.

Chaos Flare
qcf+anypunch(air)
Demitri fires a burst at his foe. In Darkstalkers and Night Warriors it's a simple fireball that burns and knocks down the opponent, and becomes a large demonic head when ES'd. From Vampire Savior onwards the projectile contains a bat that briefly bites and stuns the opponent (longer stun with ES).

Demon Cradle
dp+anypunch [Guard Cancel]
Demitri rises with arms folded. If done while dashing, it comes out at a 45 degree angle.

Negative Stolen
(close)360+2punch/3punch
Demitri grabs his foe, spins up into the air and slams them to the floor.
Super Moves

Midnight Pleasure / Midnight Pressure
downforwarddforward+threepunch
If Demitri contacts his foe, he bites them repeatedly before kicking them away.
Felicia
Throw Moves

Flip Cat
(in air)(close)backward/down/forward+2punch/3punch
Mid-air somersault toss.

Panic Nail
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch,m-
Rapid scratches.

Tumble Cat
(close)forward/backward+2kick/3kick
Rolling throw with kick-off.
Special Moves

Big Brunch
(close)qcb+2kick/3kick
Sasquatch swallows his opponent, then regurgitates their now-frozen body.

Delta Kick
rdp+anykick
She kicks straight up into the air, then dives down at her opponent.

Hellcat
(close)hcb+2kick/3kick
She grabs the enemy and spins around them with her claws.

Rolling Buckler
qc-b2ddforward+anypunch,anypunch
A roll attack, becoming a rising claw when @term=anypunch@ is pressed again.

Rolling Scratch
qc-f2ddbackward+anypunch,anypunch
A bouncing roll forward, Felicia can uncurl and multi-scratch if @term=anypunch@ is pressed on contact with the enemy.

Sand Splash
qcf+anykick [Guard Cancel]
She kicks sand at her foe.

Trick Fish
backwardbackward+anykick
From backdash, Rikuo spirals up and forward with his feet (fins?). Also his Guard Cancel, using a different command.
Super Moves

Dancing Flash
qcfqc-b2d+threepunch
She rushes her foe, and on contact gives them the business.
Huitzil / Phobos (Japan)
Throw Moves

Magnet Slam
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch
Command Moves

Air Control
(in air)(hold)backward/forward
Huitzil has significant hovering ability. Air dash is always available. Darkstalkers: Huitzil automatically pauses in mid-air. Holding left or right will cause him to drop in that direction once the pause ends. Night Warriors: In addition to the left/right control in Darkstalkers, Huitzil can now end his jump at any time in any down direction. Savior 2: Holding @term=up@ in the air allows you to stay in place for several seconds, even attacking several times. Automatic hovering is gone. Hunter 2: Same as Night Warriors.

Air Dash
(in air)forwardforward/backwardbackward

Crouch Walk
dforward/dbackward
Special Moves

Circuit Scrapper
(close)hcb+anypunch

Might Launcher
qcb+anykick
Huitzil props up and launches a small exploding missile.

Plasma Beam
qcf+anypunch/anykick
A freezing beam. @term=anypunch@ fires high, @term=anykick@ fires low.
J. Talbain / Gallon (Japan)
Throw Moves

Cannon Flyer
(in air)(close)backward/down/forward+2punch/3punch
Air version of Cannon Rounder.

Cannon Rounder
(close)forward/backward+2kick/3kick
Talbain grabs and rolls with his opponent before kicking them away.

Rapid Crunch
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch
Talbain chomps the enemy and hurls them overhead.
Special Moves

Beast Rush
(in air)qc-f2d+anypunch
Talbain charges forward in fireball form, or down at an angle if the air version is used.

qcf+anypunch
Talbain charges forward in fireball form, or down at an angle if the air version is used.

Beast Rush (Anti-Air)
dp+anypunch [Guard Cancel]
Talbain shoots upwards at an angle in fireball form.

Climb Razor
downup+anykick
A flaming foot somersault type kick.

Wild Circular
(close)hcb+2kick/3kick
Grabs the opponent and somersault-rolls backwards.
Super Moves

Beast Cannon
hcf+anypunch
Talbain rushes at his foe. Can change direction with another direction and @term=anypunch@ for two hits.

(in air)ubackwardqc-b2ddforward+anypunch
Talbain rushes at his foe. Can change direction with another direction and @term=anypunch@ for two hits.

downdbackwarduforward+anypunch
Talbain rushes at his foe. Can change direction with another direction and @term=anypunch@ for two hits.
Lord Raptor / Zabel Zarock (Japan), Lord Rapter
Juggling (light)

Death Hurricane
qcb+anykick(air)
Raptor whirls at his foe.

Skull Javelin
(opponent down)downup+anykick
Raptor's pursuit attack. He was the first and only character to have this technique in Darkstalkers, which would later become universal among the cast.
Throw Moves

Air Catastrophe
(in air)(close)backward/down/forward+2punch/3punch
Air throw.

Deadly Catapult
(close)forward/backward+2kick/3kick
Vaulting kick-off throw.

Murderer Beat
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch,m-
Raptor thrusts repeatedly with his extended ribcage.
Command Moves

Air Walk
(in air)forwardforward/backwardbackward
Raptor's air dash.

Crouch Walk
dforward/dbackward

Skull Javelin
(opponent down)downup+anykick
Raptor's pursuit attack. He was the first and only character to have this technique in Darkstalkers, which would later become universal among the cast.

Wasp Sting
(in air)down+2kick/3kick
Glides downward while spinning with vicious hooks exposed. Lower kick strength = steeper descent.
Special Moves

Death Hurricane
qcb+anykick(air)
Raptor whirls at his foe.

Hell's Gate
hcf+anykick
Raptor teleports to a location on screen determined by button press.

Skull Punish
(close)qcfuforward+anypunch
Super Moves

Death Voltage
hcb+anykick(air)
Raptor whirls at his foe, bathed in electricity.

Evil Scream
forwardbackward+threepunch
Raptor thrust his bone into the enemy, and brings them to him for an electric swipe.
Morrigan Aensland
Throw Moves

Moon Tracer
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch
Basic throw for a succubus.
Special Moves

Air Soul Fist
(in air)upuforwardforward+anypunch
Same as Soul Fist at 45 degree down angle.

Shadow Blade
dp+anypunch [Guard Cancel]
Stereotypical dragon punch simile.

Shell Kick
(in air)qcb+anykick
Morrigan kicks with drill-legs.

Soul Fist
qcf+anypunch
Simple projectile.

Vector Drain
(close)hcb+2punch/3punch
Jets upward with her opponent, then spiral-slams them into the ground.
Super Moves

Darkness Illusion
1punch1punchforward1kick3punch
An autocombo where Morrigan summons a mirror image and they give her opponent a beatdown.

Valkyrie Turn
hcb+anykick,anypunch/anykick(air)
Morrigan rockets off the side of the screen, and returns with her feet/wings stabbing out (height depends on kick strength).
Pyron
Throw Moves

Corona Whip
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch
Special Moves

Galaxy Trip
rdp+anypunch/anykick(air)
Pyron teleports to one of many possible locations.

Orbital Blaze
(in air)qcb+anykick
Spinning like a top, Pyron rushes his opponent.

Planet Burning
(close)hcb+2kick/3kick

Sol Smasher
qcf+anypunch
An oversized flaming projectile.

(in air)hcb+anypunch
An oversized flaming projectile.

Zodiac Fire
dp+anypunch
Rikuo / Aulbath (Japan)
Throw Moves

Land Fisher
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch,backward
Tongue slam. Can be repeated by pressing @term=backward@ with good timing as the impact occurs.
Special Moves

Crystal Lancer / Cataract Cry
(close)hcb+anypunch
Rikuo grabs the opponent with his tongue, jumps and tosses him to the ground.

Gem's Anger
(close)hcb+anykick
After launching the opponent with his tongue, Rikuo turns into a giant clam and pelts them with pearls.

Poison Breath
hcf+anykick
Rikuo emits poison cloud that stuns his foe.

Screw Shot
backwardforward+anypunch
A watery psycho crusher.

Sonic Wave
qcf+anypunch [Guard Cancel]
Rikuo emits a wave that stuns his foe.

Trick Fish
backwardbackward+anykick
From backdash, Rikuo spirals up and forward with his feet (fins?). Also his Guard Cancel, using a different command.
Super Moves

Aqua Spread
qc-f2d+threepunch/threekicks
Rikuo's sends forth a spray of water that becomes a vertical geyser when the buttons are released. Using @term=twokick@ results in an automatic short delay if you don't feel like holding down buttons.
Sasquatch
Throw Moves

Big Bomb
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch
Special Moves

Big Brunch
(close)qcb+2kick/3kick
Sasquatch swallows his opponent, then regurgitates their now-frozen body.

Big Shake
(close)qc-f2d+2punch/3punch
A multi-hit version of Sasquatch's normal punch throw.

Big Snow
dbackwardqcf+anypunch
A snowman projectile.

Big Swing
(close)360+2kick/3kick
Sasquatch spins his foe about then tosses them away.

Big Towers
downdown+threepunch
Sasquatch surrounds himself with icey spires.

Big Typhoon
dp+anykick [Guard Cancel]
Sasquatch whirls his leg for a big anti-air.
Super Moves

Big Freeze
qcf+threepunch
Sasquatch fires a beam of frosty justice.
Victor von Gerdenheim
Throw Moves

Jaw Slugger
(close)forward/backward+2punch/3punch,m-
Repeated jaw-butts.

Mega Strangle
(close)forward/backward+2kick/3kick,m-
Victor grips his opponent about the midsection.
Special Moves

Giga Burn
qcb+anykick [Guard Cancel]
Victor executes a very anti-air knee attack.

Giga Buster
c.backwardforward+anykick
Rushes with an extended foot.

Giga Hammer
c.backwardforward+anypunch
Rushes with an extended fist.

Graviton Knuckle
(close)forward+2punch/3punch,downup+anypunch
A forward hop with electric slam (after landing a normal punch throw, immediately input @term=down@@term=up@+@term=anypunch@)

Gyro Crush
qcbforward+anypunch
Victor spins with arms outstretched, then punches forward.

High Giga Buster
c.dbackwarduforward+anykick
Victor leaps up and kicks out.

Mega Shock
(close)qcf+2kick/3kick
Victor grabs his opponent, and charges them with electricity.

Mega Spike
(close)360+threepunch
Victor knees his opponent into the air then knuckle bombs them to the floor.
Super Moves

Giga Brute
c.backwardforward+threepunch
Victor delivers three of his ES'd Giga Hammer's.

Thunder Break
c.downup+anypunch/threepunch
Victor knuckle bombs the floor sending out waves of electricity.

Credits
Worldwide
Character Design

Akiman
Voice Actor

Nobuyuki Hiyama as Demitri Maximoff
Kae Araki as Felicia
Yūji Ueda as J. Talbain
Yūji Ueda as Lord Raptor
Yayoi Jinguji as Morrigan Aensland
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Pyron
Yūji Ueda as Rikuo