This week Capcom unleashes Darkstalkers Resurrection on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, bringing fans of the monster-fuelled fighting game series both Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge and Darkstalkers 3, updated with online multiplayer, YouTube replay sharing and a bevy of options to enhance your viewing pleasure. Let me show you my favourite.
It looks a bit silly, but there's just something so perfect about watching the game being played as if you were looking over the shoulder of an invisible person playing an arcade cabinet. It's a simulated out-of-body experience, video game style.
As I mention in the vid, I'd love to see this view fleshed out a bit, not just with fingers and cigarettes, but with ambient crowd noise is different flavours — crowded arcade, the back of the convenience store, pizzeria, back of a speeding pickup truck, being dropped out of an aeroplane — such possibilities! Why stop at dirty unfinished basement?
Darkstalkers Resurrection is available today on the PlayStation Network for $US14.99 and tomorrow on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft fake-money units.