The third game in the series canon. Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire (ヴァンパイア セイヴァー Vanpaia Seivā), released in 1997. Originally titled Jedah's Damnation, the game retains the character roster of Night Warriors, omitting Donovan, Huitzil and Pyron from the lineup. Taking their place were four new characters: Jedah, Lilith, Q-Bee and B. B. Hood.
Vampire Savior eschews the traditional round-based system in favour of what is dubbed the "Damage Gauge System" where battles take place during a period of one round, with each fighter having two "life markers" (by default) which diminish after one character runs out of vitality. The player can also regain a portion of their life during battle if they manage to avoid taking further hits. The game also introduces the "Dark Force System" which allows players to perform special abilities unique to each character for a limited period.
A Saturn version was released in Japan only in 1998, which required Capcom's 4MB RAM Cartridge. This version contains all 15 characters from the original Vampire Savior as well as the three Night Warriors characters who were brought back in Vampire Savior 2/Vampire Hunter 2, and thanks to the 4MB RAM cartridge, more faithfully reproduces the 2D-animation fluidity of the arcade than the either of the earlier console releases.
Platform(s) Arcade, SEGA SATURN
Language - ENG
Media - SS disc image (.cue, .bin)