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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.

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6 comments
  1. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    If its’s Battletoads – Kinect Edition, I’m not gonna be responsible for my actions.

  2. sanic
    sanic
    November 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Battletoads as hard as it was but with the ability to pay a $1 to get to the next check point.

  3. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    November 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    It won’t be good, since all of Rare’s talent have left the company.
    Rare’s dead, and microsoft killed them.

  4. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    *The zombie that Microsoft pretends to be Rare is working on something new.

  5. Nin
    Nin
    November 12, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    >Rare
    Kek, but your optimism is amusing.

  6. Ryan Lawson
    Ryan Lawson
    November 13, 2014 at 3:36 am

    “Quick, the Kinect’s gone to shit! What are we gonna have those Rare guys do?”
    “What? The who guys? Are we talking about the game things again?”
    How I picture modern Microsoft planning meetings.