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Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix screenshot
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix screenshot

Capcom is wary of developing another HD Remix of its 2D fighting games, due to the cost and difficult nature of working on such projects.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, released in 2008, remains a fan favourite among Capcom's hardcore userbase. This week Capcom vice president Christian Svensson was asked if the publisher would create another high definition remake, perhaps of one of the Alpha series games.

"Oh, man. I can't overstate what a tricky project HDR was," said Svensson, posting in the Ask Capcom thread on the publisher's official forums.

"I'm happy with the outcome (critically, community wise, sales wise) but it was a really hard tightrope to walk and some points in development were really scary (like when we threw away about 2,500 frames of animation in various stages of completion because we weren't happy with them and started again)."

Svensson also pointed to user expectation as another potential stumbling block:

"And the consumer expectation bar has moved considerably. The costs of doing a project like that today, with the attention to detail/features that SF3:Online Edition had, it would be difficult for sales forecasts to shoulder.

"That said, we'll see what the future holds. Creatively, I'd like to do more 2D stuff in the future like this."

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Wido

Erm... Forget HD remixes and focus on new games and current franchises. Say... Dead Rising 3 to be announced? ;)
Posted 16:01 on 06 January 2012
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Clockpunk@ Endless

Rival Schools was pretty damn fun - back in the day...
Posted 14:44 on 06 January 2012
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Endless

What else would they do though? Rival Schools? Plasma Sword or Star Gladiator? Powerstone? Pocketfighter!? lol.

I suppose they could update the X-Men games or, the EX streetfighter games, but I think as far as Streetfighter goes there's no point updating any more of the old ones. They've about capture everything that was good in the old games already.
Posted 14:10 on 06 January 2012
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Clockpunk

^ Agree with Darkstalkers, absolutely. There's a huge desire in the fanbase, but Capcom being Capcom tend to care not for such trivialities as appeasing their fanbase... aside from re-releasing the same title at least 3 times...
Posted 13:18 on 06 January 2012
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Endless

It'll be Darkstalkers 3 or nothing imo. Wouldnt waste my time on anything else. Chances are they'll update Darkstalkers like they did SF4 though, 3D graphics on a 2D plane.
Posted 12:58 on 06 January 2012
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munkee

Street Fighter Alpha 3 (with the world tour mode intact). That is all.
Posted 09:52 on 06 January 2012

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