Released in 1995, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge or Vampire Hunter in Japan was released in 1995 and is the second game in the Darkstalkers series. It included two new characters and was later ported to the Sega Saturn. In 2013, the game was coupled with Darkstalkers 3 in the PSN, Xbox 360 release Darkstalkers Resurrection.


The fire alien Pyron arrived to feast on Earth, as the Darkstalkers are ironically mankind's last defense against him.

New features


Newcomer Donovan against Victor.

The game is an upgraded version of the original Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors which introduces several gameplay changes to the game. The game introduced two new playable characters, Donovan Baine and Hsien-Ko, who are out to hunt the other Darkstalkers in the game (hence the Japanese title, Vampire Hunter). The two bosses from the first game, Huitzil and Pyron, are now playable characters as well. The main change in Night Warriors is the ability for the player to stock up on their special bars, allowing them to store more than one special bar and preserve them through the entire match. Two types of Super Moves are featured in the game: ES Specials, which requires a portion of the Special bar, and EX Specials, which require a complete Special bar to perform. Player can choose between a "Normal" gameplay style or one that offers Auto-Blocking. The returning characters have redesigned stages, with different color schemes, remixed music or entirely different music altogether. Interestingly, the characters now use completely different default primary color schemes (selected by pressing Low Punch), while additional colors may be selected by pressing any of the other buttons. Their primary default color from the previous game can be selected by pressing High Kick, while their alternate color schemes from the previous game (some slightly altered) can be selected by pressing Start. Newcomers Donovan and Hsien-Ko/Lei-Lei use their primary default color schemes, since they were first introduced in this game.



The character select screen.


A version for the Sega Saturn was released in 1996. It features an "Appendix Mode" that allows players to customize the backgrounds, the opponents' colors and background music between the regular ones and the ones used in the original Darkstalkers. Worth noting is that the Classic background colors aren't very faithful to the Darkstalkers originals. For example, Demitri's stage completely lacks the red background elements, and Sasquatch's stage has a completely different hue for the sky.

This game was later ported to the Playstation 2 in the Japanese only game, Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection, with an unlockable arranged version. In 2013, Iron Galaxy released the game coupled with the aracade version of Darkstalkers 3. The game selection was titled Darkstalkers Resurrection outside of Japan.

In 2022, Capcom Fighting Collection was released worldwide, and featured the arcade version of Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge within the compilation's library. The aforementioned compilation also comes with an option to play the game's Japanese counterpart, Vampire Hunter: Darkstalkers' Revenge.







  • In the Resident Evil 6's mercenaries stage Urban Chaos various Capcom games are portrayed on the arcade cabinets, including Night Warriors.
  • This is the only game in the entire series that received two animated adaptations based on it, both western and anime, but both are widely known as simply animated series for the Darkstalkers franchise in general.
  • Despite being the second game, this is where the first canonical events of the series take place. While it was originally intended as a sequel to Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors or Vampire: The Night Warriors it became a continuity reboot or retelling of the first game instead.

See also


Darkstalkers series
Darkstalkers seriesAppearances in other gamesList of Cameos in other gamesMakai
Original titles
Darkstalkers MainMovesVictory QuotesImages/Videos
Night Warriors MainMovesVictory QuotesImages/Videos
Darkstalkers 3 Main • Moves: A-J / K-ZVictory QuotesImages/VideosCheats and SecretsSecret File
Updated titles
Vampire Hunter 2Vampire Savior 2
Vampire Chronicle for Matching ServiceVampire: Darkstalkers Collection
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos TowerDarkstalkers ResurrectionCapcom Fighting CollectionCapcom Arcade 2nd Stadium
Darkstalkers Resurrection MainCheats and SecretsScreen ShotsVideosTrophies/Achievements
Miscellaneous titles
Vampire pachisloCapcom Action Card GameLine Drop Spirit Catcher

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