New publisher announces acquisition of Vexx, Fur Fighters, Extreme-G Racing, other dormant licenses.
The Acclaim name was brought back from oblivion last year, and it seems parts of its catalog are also returning to the limelight. The rights to hundreds of the publisher's games went up for auction late last year, and it appears Throwback Entertainment scooped up a few of the highest-profile franchises on offer. The Toronto-based publisher today announced that it has acquired the rights to a number of the defunct publisher's recognizable titles, including Vexx and XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association.
"We are very pleased to have been afforded the opportunity to take these titles through the next generation, and onwards," the company said in a statement. "Many of the titles have all the elements required to establish franchises, with new services broadening the reach of games, Throwback will be well positioned for the expansion of the franchises."
The list of Acclaim titles Throwback now owns the rights to includes:
Fur Fighters: Viggo's Revenge
Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
Iggy's Reckin' Balls
Legends of Wrestling
Legends of Wrestling 2
Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
Summer Heat Volleyball
XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association
oh man.. lol.. I just read that article.. and realized that our families were having a revolt contest tomorrow on our networked pc's man.. i loved that game on the dreamcast!!!
I hope they either make Vexx 2 or redo Vexx (not that there's much wrong with it) by giving it next-gen graphics and maybe new unlockable levels
Aggressive Inline was great. Especially it's stat-tracking system. Activision should borrow a page, you know?
Fur Fighters, I loved that game. I only hope Throwback makes a new Fur Fighters for any console (Please for the 360 or the PSP)
I look forward to possible new iterations to both the Extreme G series as well as to Aggressive Inline. In my opinion, Aggressive Inline is one of the best extreme sports games ever made. And I loved the first Extreme G.
Extreme G was one of the greatest racers in the Playstation/64 era, in my opinion. I'd love to see another game in the series. Aggressive Inline was fun as well.
I would love to see another version of Extreme-G hit any console, that game was tight. And I agree with JediBmoney, a version of Extreme-G for the DS would be awesome. Iggy's Reckin' Balls was kind of fun too. I'm hoping these games are available on the Virtual Console. But yeah, I can see why Acclaim tanked.
I have been waiting for news about Extreme G ever since Acclaim went under. It feels good to just finally actually hear something. I really hope we see a new XG title on one of the next gen consoles.
None of those titles are specifically memorable, but they do have an opportunity now to make them so.
I hope they make a new Extreme-G game, if its the game I'm thinking of it was awesome back in the day. I spent hours trying to see how long I could go faster than sound.
Acclaim hasn't made anything good since Turok on N64...who really cares? Well, I guess Vexx was alright.
Yes!! Someone scooped up Legends of Wrestling! A new Agressive Inline and Extreme G would be cool too.
Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance is the only game up there I like I can't wait to see what they can do with that game on the PS3 or even 360 and maybe a PSP version of it self.
Xtreme G series and Re-volt fow Wii and DS WIFI online multiplayer and over WiiConnect24 and (Extreme G N64 series for VIRTUAL CONSOLE).. da .business! :) do that throwback and i'm spent! when I am not broke that is! :(
Extreme-G is a great IP and Legends of Wrestling is well known but why you would buy most of these others is beyond me. The name won't sell them and most of the ideas aren't original or worth owning. Aggressive Inline was great but if you don't have Z-Axis who cares, the title won't sell the game alone. And Summer Heat Volleyball???
Hopefully they make a cool current/next gen XGRA title, those were always fun and was the only game to give you a true sence of speed.
they shoulda spent all that money on the development of new ip's. seriously, hire an artist and leave legends of wrestling behind...
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