Rare is Working on Something New … Possibly Battletoads?

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It seems like Rare is working on a new game, and it might be something that actually gets fans excited.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer visited the studio today, and he posted a blatant tease on his Twitter account:

“Got to play the new @RareLtd game today. Rare building a uniquely Rare game, as it should be. Great visit to the studio.”

Rare has been sadly churning out Kinect-focused games since 2008, although they were known for the infamously hard NES game, Battletoads.

Would it excite the nostalgia cockles of your heart to know that a new trademark for Battletoads was filed by Microsoft, back on November 5th?

You know what they say—everything old is new again.

Brandon Orselli


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