Death Jr. dev Backbone Entertainment may close – report

Tuesday, 9th October 2012 10:14 GMT By Dave Cook

Backbone Entertainment, creators of PSP title Death Jr. is facing closure according to sources at the company.

IGN reports two sources have told the site that the company has begun lay-offs and is rumoured to be closing.

However, the site also states that another source has stressed that this is merely a downsizing operation and that the studio will “keep it going smaller”.

The Californian studio had its first big hit in 2005 with the enjoyable PSP title Death Jr. and more recently ported Marvel Vs Capcom 2 to Xbox Live.

Recently the studio had been working on 30 game Midway compendium called Midway Arcade Origins. The project’s status is currently unconfirmed.



  1. ps3fanboy

    Death Jr is a very interesting game with good fun story. the playability of the game suffers because it was stuck on the psp, with a missing analog stick and the camera problem cause of it… both games of Death Jr should had a hd remake for the ps3, and be released on disc. it would have done good, because Death Jr games are as good as one of Tim Schafer bests games. so this is a lost opportunity for a game that could have been so much more. now with the closure of Backbone Entertainment, its the end of Death Jr, it is just sad.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    I wouldn’t call them on par with Schafer’s best games but they did suffer on PSP and could have used a better platform. A new or upgraded version for PSN / XBLA would be rather welcome.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    I did played this game on Wii and it was good, certainly it did share something of Schafer games and also share something of scary girl, i did like it it was not the best game ever, but neither the badest, it was good, and is really sad to see a good developer go the way of the dodo.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    yeah they did a wii version of it but never a ps3 version, that they should have done in the first place… some games are just doomed even if they are good, sadly…

    #4 2 years ago

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