Microsoft Trademarks Battletoads, Reboot Incoming?

By   /   Nov 10, 2014

Microsoft has been reported to have filed a trademark for Battletoads, which may or may not mean that Rare is working to revive the classic franchise.

The studio first launched the beat ’em up in 1991 for the SNES and was originally planned to compete with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The game stars three toads named Rash, Zitz and Pimple – yes they were all named after skin conditions.

The games were pretty popular but incredibly hard to deal with. Who can forget those racing/surfing levels which were almost impossible to beat in the first dozen tries.

That said, it still was a treat to play the game every time. Mainly because it was so satisfying to land punches and kicking enemies around the screen.

There were rumors of Microsoft reviving the series, to which Rare had always declined to comment on. With this recent trademark filing it’s, pretty evident that Microsoft is getting ready for 2015 and a next-gen Battletoads title would turn every head around.

Currently there’s no information on whether it will be exclusive to the Xbox One, or if it will be even console-exclusive.

Are you thrilled to be facing off against the Dark Queen’s minions once again?

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Insanely Priced Retro-Games

Top-10 Insanely Priced Retro Games

It goes without saying that video gaming is a luxury and an expensive hobby. While most of the...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Video Games Past

Why Some Video Games Should Let Go of Their Past

We all have favorite video games franchises that we so dearly love the way they are and yet we also...

by   /   Aug 8, 2016
Load More