Although the game was never official released in arcades outside of Japan, the game was incorporated into Darkstalkers 3 (Vampire Savior) and later as it's own standard game in the Japanese only release of Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection.
Compared to Vampire SaviorEdit
Vampire Savior 2 retains most of the cast has the characters Jon Talbain, Rikuo and Sasquatched removed from the roster and opening themes in order to incorporate Donovan Baine, Huitzil and Pyron. The default colors for CPU colors are different. Character specific boss fights are now repleaced with a singular boss fight against Jedah Dohma, with only Jedah himself receiving a unique ending. Pre-bosses fights are no longer varied but set so the player must fight Darkstalkers's original boss, Pyron.
Along side Shadow a new character, Marionette has been added. Marionette allows the player to fight in mirror matches throughout the game. Like Vampire Hunter 2, Shadow receives an addition 5 colors to his pallet and stages share the same recoloring. Oboro Bishamon is now a playable character through code input on the character select screen. Donovan's Night Warriaors stage "Revenger Rooster" is readded and recolored as well.
Compared to Vampire Hunter 2Edit
Oddly and unlike Vampire Hunter 2, Vampire Savior 2 uses Night Warriors 's (Vampire Hunter in Japan) default color scheme for it's CPU characters while Vampire Hunter 2 uses Vampire Savior 's medium punch color scheme. Minor differences include health and EX/special bars colors and the font used for winning quotes.
In Vampire Savior, Vampire Savior EX and the western port called Darkstalkers 3, Vampire Savior 2 along with Vampire Hunter 2 were available as unlockables with their missing characters playable. Darkstalkers 3 added updated English versions of both games' endings. With the release of Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection in 2005, both games were playable as a whole with an added unlockable "arranged" versions which allowed players to play as once unavailable characters.
- Due to the implied plans to create an English version of Vampire Hunter 2, which would've gone under the title Night Warriors 2, whose logo found in the game's graphics data, it was likely an English version of Vampire Savior 2 was planned. Instead, the games' English ports was packaged together with Darkstalkers 3.
|Main series||Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors • Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge • Darkstalkers 3|
|Updated titles||Vampire Hunter 2 • Vampire Savior 2|
|Compilations||Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service • Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower|
Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection • Darkstalkers Resurrection