Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Developer Backbone May Be Shutting Down
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Backbone Entertainment, the developer behind a whole slew of retro remakes and re-releases, including the superb Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, may be closing down if reports from two sources at the studio are to be believed. Apparently, Backbone is in the process of making layoffs with talk of completely shutting down altogether.

One of the sources told IGN that closure "isn't yet a forgone conclusion", and that the developer is attempting to keep Backbone "going smaller".  The studio is currently working on the Midway Arcade Origins collection, which bundles over 30 classic games in one compendium. It includes the likes of Joust, Gauntlet and Spy Hunter.

Backbone Entertainment has been instrumental in porting a range of SEGA classics to XBLA amongst other things, such as 1942: Joint Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Gunstar Heroes, as well as Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3.


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Comment #1 by davhuit
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 07:10:08 AM
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Not cool, they did a pretty good job with SSF2THDR.

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Comment #2 by Silentoblivion1
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 07:13:55 AM
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That reminds me.i never got the online achievements for ssf2thdr.
If anyone wants to get them I case the servers shut down then add me

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Comment #4 by MangledRex
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 07:22:00 AM
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Well that's a shame

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Comment #5 by Acegunman
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 07:38:10 AM
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so sad:(

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Comment #6 by Space Cadet
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 07:42:39 AM
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Nope, 2k does that as well.

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Comment #7 by M1 Punk
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 08:02:21 AM
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@1 I doubt the Fighting Game Communities agrees with that. It is considered a bad port and they even bothered nerfing a crappy character like Blanka.

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Comment #8 by TheRequiem95
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 10:17:40 AM
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Does this mean the Midway collection is in danger of being cancelled?! I hope not.

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Comment #9 by PalmettoPanda
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 10:18:24 AM
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That's a shame. Those XBLA classics are a big part of what keeps me into gaming.

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Comment #10 by Wing Gundam Zero
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 10:57:35 AM
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Comment #11 by davhuit
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 10:59:54 AM
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@1 : Communities are often angry and no games never satisfy them so I don't really care what they think most of the time.

It was the first game I bought on XBLA and I completely enjoyed it until SF 4 got released.

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Comment #12 by ShinobiSteve81
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 11:48:32 AM
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HD was mainly awesome because of the Udon art IMO. I eventually got all the cheevers, but was a chore winning all those ranked matches. The Udon comics are great.

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Comment #13 by VVh1pCr3am
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 04:33:48 PM
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Gunstar Heroes I thought was really good but Zombie Apocalypse: NDA was terrible. While I finished the first, the second one just wasn't as much fun and I couldn't bring myself to finish it. I looked up why and saw that it was made by a different developer (Backbone) and they really dropped the ball on that one.

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Comment #14 by davhuit
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 04:40:20 PM
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Tne achievements were pretty good, especially the one which required to win a ranked match with every character.

It was pretty funny to get it legit, especially with Dhalsim :D

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