A sign of things to come? Battletoads trademarked by Microsoft

By GamingNexus On 11 Nov, 2014 At 02:00 PM | Categorized As Gaming Industry News | With 0 Comment

If you owned an NES, you likely spent countless hours slamming your controller(s) down with Rare’s classic brawler Battletoads. I know that I did and I spent just as much time pouring tokens into the far superior arcade game too. Rare and Microsoft have dropped a few hints over the past year that the franchise still had some life in it thanks to some logos that appeared in Kinect Sports Rivals and other places. VGleaks is reporting that Microsoft has recently filed for a trademark on the name of the classic franchise.

Could this be a sign of things to come? This is definitely a franchise that could be rebooted for a new generation with great success. I don’t know if a remake or reboot has the legs to withstand a full retail release, but the Xbox Live Arcade title would be more than reasonable. Let’s hope that something comes from this; I’d even settle for a HD remake of the original arcade game…


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