'90s Darkstalkers' Revenge anime headed to Blu-ray in May


No, not that anime

The ’90s were a fine heyday for fighting game-based anime — we got tubular movies and OVAs in the form of Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, and even Capcom’s monsteriffic mashup, Darkstalkers, in the form of 1997 release Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge.

And you spring chickens for whom 1997 seems like the “black-and-white” years, you’re in luck, as distributor Discotek Media has announced that it will be releasing all four chapters of the classic anime on Blu-ray this coming May, fully remastered and shining in the light of the full moon like never before.

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As well as featuring sparkling new audio and video quality, (presented in HD for the first time), the Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge Blu-ray will also sport newly corrected subtitles, (featuring both the characters’ Japanese and English name variants), Japanese/English voice tracks, an art gallery, trailers, and clean versions of the OVA’s intro/outro sequences — so you can enjoy Eikichi Yazawa’s “The Trouble Man” in all of its glory. The Blu-ray also comes housed in very attractive packaging.

Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge launches on Blu-ray May 2022. Pre-orders are now live over at RightStufAnime. For specific release dates, be sure to stay tuned to the official Discotek Media Twitter.