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Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection (ヴァンパイア ダークストーカーズコレクション?) is a compilation of every Darkstalkers (or Vampire series) game ever made. It was only released in Japan for the PlayStation 2, and features arranged modes of the later games which need to be unlocked in order to play. In addition to all of the secrets contained in the original games, there is one additional secret character, known as Dee. The compilation includes the following games:
Vampire Savior Arranged
To unlock this version, you must beat Vampire Savior in Shadow Mode. This version plays almost exactly like the PlayStation and Sega Saturn ports of Vampire Savior (which are known outside Japan as Darkstalkers 3) in that they include all 18 characters from the entire Darkstalker series. Donovan, Huitzil, and Pyron are included in the character selection screen.
Vampire Savior 2 Arranged
To unlock this version you must beat Vampire Savior 2 in Marionette Mode. In a manner similar to the arranged version of the first Vampire Savior, the arranged version of the sequel also includes all 18 characters, so that Rikuo, Jon Talbain, and Sasquatch are present on the character selection screen as well. Beyond the changes made to the characters from VS1 to VS2 (which generally involves the substitution of the new common VS2 Dark Force with the old VS1 Dark Force, which becomes a new motion), the system is the same as VS1
Vampire Hunter 2 Arranged
To unlock this version you must beat Vampire Hunter 2 in Marionette Mode. This is the most dynamic arrangement compared to the original. Since VH2 and VS2 share the same exact system, bringing the cast up to 18 characters would make VS2A and VH2A identical. So VH2A returns to the original Vampire Hunter system of life gauges, where both players receive a fresh health bar at the start of each round. Players do not regenerate health in the middle of the match either.
Dee makes a debut appearance in the arranged version of the games. Dee is a "What if" character portraying what Donovan would look like if he gave in to his Vampiric side. While he is similar to Demitri in appearance, he still plays like Donovan.