Hungarian Developer Seeking Funding For Battletoads Sequel
The fondly remembered Battletoads series, launched for NES back 21 years ago might have lain fallow since 1994, but if a team of Hungarian developers has its way, the series may finally get a relaunch for the current generation. On Saturday, an announcement was made via press release that the unnamed team is attempting to raise money to make a Battletoads sequel happen. To that end, they’ve started an Indiegogo page with the goal of raising 1 million, 1 hundred thousand dollars over the next two months.
Battletoads might have been a TMNT rip off, but while it never made our list of the most difficult games in history, it was a genuine challenge that managed to exceed low expectations and rightly remains among the most beloved games of the NES-era. But before you make a donation, a review of the available facts is in order. First, the funds being raised won’t actually go to the game‘s development, at least not initially. The point here is to raise enough capital to license the franchise from Rare. Once licensing rights are secured, they would then begin development with the intent of eventually releasing the proposed game on XBLA, PSN and PC. Current license holders would have to agree to the deal before anything could actually happen, and that’s not guaranteed.
It’s also worth mentioning that the developers are currently not identified. The only information provided so far is that they’re Hungarian, and have “a private investor behind them”. The Indiegogo page does promise that more details will be provided in the next few days. Presumably, this will include an actual plan, full disclosure of all involved parties, and a detailed risk assessment. While we’re excited about the possibility of a new Battletoads game, we would caution our readers to wait until these details are provided before chipping in.
While we wait, tell us, Game Fronters: would you even play a new Battletoads game? Let us know in comments.