November 25, 2021

NES Classic Battletoads Is Getting A Physical Re-Release, But Only In Japan

Columbus Circle is launching a new version today.

Battletoads is one of Rare's most beloved games from the NES era. An attempt to create a media brand that could rival the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Battletoads mixed platforming with side-scrolling combat, and is famous for its unforgiving difficulty level. It spawned several sequels (including a crossover with Double Dragon) and has recently been revived on modern systems.

Columbus Circle, the Japanese firm famous for its retro hardware and physical re-releases, is republishing the Famicom version of the game today. It's under licence from Extreme, the company which owns the rights of Masaya / NCS, the original publisher of the game in Japan back in the early '90s.

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