Microsoft Files Trademark for Battletoads
Is a revival of the classic Rare game incoming?
Remember Battletoads? It’s actually one of former Nintendo champion studio Rare’s earliest success, before even their Donkey Kong Country games on the SNES; ironically, as a result, it’s their one property with perhaps the least amount of recognition among modern gamers.
But it still carries a heavy amount of nostalgia associated with it, and cries for a modern revival on Xbox (since Microsoft now owns Rare and all their original IP) are not uncommon.
So if you’re one of those folks who have been crying out for a revival of Battletoads, this will probably come as great news to you- since it appears that Microsoft has filed a trademark for the Battletoads name in the United States.
This could have multiple implications- one of course is that Microsoft will be looking at re-releasing the original game on Xbox Live digitally. However, the much more likely scenario is that Microsoft is looking into reviving the brand, same as they did with Killer Instinct. For those who have wanted Microsoft to expand their portfolio, and/or to tap into Rare’s catalog more and more, this will come of as great news.