Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Famicom Classic Battletoads has been physically re-released, but only in Japan

Image: Tradewest / Rare

Battletoads It’s one of the rarest and most beloved games since the NES era.Attempt to create a media brand that may be comparable to Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles, Battletoads combines platform and side-scrolling combat and is famous for its relentless difficulty. It produced several sequels ( Double dragon) And recently revived Modern system..

Columbus Circle, a Japanese company renowned for its retro hardware and physical re-releases, is republishing the NES version of the game today. It is based on a license from Extreme, the rights-owning company of Masaya / NCS, which first published the game in Japan in the early 90’s.

Before you get that too Excitingly, this is only relevant for the Japanese version of the game, and unfortunately there may not be a physical re-release of the NES version.

In the west, Battletoads was published by Tradewest, which is now obsolete. Tradewest became part of WMS Industries in 1994, Williams Entertainment, Inc. Renamed to Midway Home Entertainment, Inc. two years later. Has been renamed to. Midway went out of business in 2010, but former Midway subsidiary Midway Games Ltd (UK) and Midway Games SAS (France) were acquired in 2009 and renamed Tradewest Games Holding... The current status of the company is unknown, but it doesn’t seem to be open anymore.

The entire ownership of the Battletoads franchise belongs to Rare’s parent company, Microsoft.