A new Darkstalkers would be amazing. I’ve honestly always preferred that series to Street Fighter. It’d be cool to have some sort of anime style story mode with all the crazy characters, some fun cutscenes, and you get to fight as every character multiple times and figure out what’s going on with them within the context of some larger narrative. Or, more realistically, it’d just be fun to have this series and these characters back.
I also wouldn’t mind seeing them take another crack at Marvel Vs Capcom. Now that they can seemingly get a lot of the characters that people want, such as the X-Men and what not, it might not be the worst idea to take some ideas from each MVC and try and bring this series back with better graphics, 3 v 3 bouts and a larger roster with more DLC on the way.
I’m not sure if there’s really even a right way to do this series at the moment, but I think they at least got enough info in terms of what fans didn’t like about MVCI to maybe put together and MVC4 that comes closer to “getting it right.” Whatever that means.
I also wouldn’t mind a massive Marvel game in and of itself, with a ton of Marvel characters and several we haven’t seen before in a fighting game to go with several that we have.
Of course, the dream would be Mortal Kombat Vs Street Fighter. I think there’s a compromise that can be found here in terms of art style, where the game is a bit darker ala MK, a bit more neon inspired like SF, and characters skew a bit more toward realistic than cartoon muscles on top of muscles. No fatalities, of course, but some Injustice-esque cinematic supers and gameplay that veers more toward Street Fighter could be both an amazing game for fighting game fans and perhaps even a more compelling art direction for SF than the one we’ve seen for the last ten plus years.
Assuming none of that happens, I would still hope for Street Fighter VI, whenever that happens, to aim for a new graphical style and perhaps find a way to merge some of the more compelling gameplay mechanics of the whole SF line and SF Alpha line while coming up with a few new ideas.
In short, I’d like to see a bit more of a serious Street Fighter game, where the characters are less anime and the competition and character interactions feel more intense and meaningful within the context of a darker, more compelling, and more coherent story, complete with progressing plots and subplots.
I’d also want an overall visual shift toward something more Blade Runner neon than Street Fighter’s kinda 80’s / early 90’s-ish interpretation of the world’s stages or the more comic art / water color style. Lastly, many characters could use makeovers. Of course you can peddle the nostalgia outfits if you just have to have Guile’s weird flat top hair or whatever, but otherwise, make them look cool, stylish, and current.
I don’t expect any of that to happen, but I think it’d be a nice way to take the series in a new and different direction. Maybe follow that up with Alpha 4 and have that be a bit more in the anime vein.