April 13, 2007 - At its Spring Gamer's Day conference held yesterday in San Francisco, Capcom revealed several new downloadable games as part of its digital initiative. Amongst them was a remake of the critically acclaimed Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, now with an HD Remix suffix in the hopes of making the longest title possible. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will be available for download on the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC this fall.
The HD Remix visual additions will feature all new backgrounds created by Udon Entertainment (the company that makes the official US Street Fighter comics), support resolutions up to 1080p, and reworked effects on gems and break animations. Gameplay tweaks have been made as well, with new play modes including a spectator mode similar to the quarter mode in the XBLA release of Street Fighter II, reworked balance and online play.
Super Puzzle Figher II Turbo HD Remix was already up and running on the Xbox 360 at Capcom's event, ensuring that a fall release is certainly reasonable even with the somewhat delay happy history of the XBLA. Until then, take a look at the first movies and screens to get a feel for the new and improved look.