Super Gem Fighter: Mini Mix was a super deformed fighting game released by Capcom, that utilized characters sprites previously used in Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. Partaking in a recent fan-powered Q&A on the company’s forums, Capcom’s Seth Killian addressed the subject of a potential “HD Remix” of the game.
Speaking to the possibility of a remake similar to that of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, he stated:
“In Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, the character animations weren’t redrawn in HD, they were just up-rez’d with filters. It was the blocks themselves and the rest of the screen that was redrawn in HD from the ground up — doing all the character’s was cost-prohibitive even then, so would be just as bad with Gem Fighter (and Gem Fighter would probably sell a lot fewer units to try and recoup that cost).
Twas a fun game, but probably not heading for the HD remix treatment anytime soon. And just so it’s not all bad news, one of my favorite Gem Fighter combo vids: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK35NLpaYkI “
Another interesting tidbit came from Capcom’s Christian Svensson, who answered a question regarding the custom d-pad attachment that Capcom shipped for use with Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX on the PSP:
“Alas, they were a one shot deal. We’ve not got any more and we’ve got no plans to produce more. I don’t think Sony was thrilled with us producing those in the past. 8) “
Capcom’s next major portable fighting game is Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition for the 3DS, which makes the game a little easier to control via the ability to assign moves to four touchscreen panels on the system’s bottom screen.