Xbox's Phil Spencer nonetheless coy a few 'Battletoads' sequel

Xbox's Phil Spencer still coy about a 'Battletoads' sequel

Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget

When Xbox head Phil Spencer takes the stage at a gaming occasion, eagle-eyed followers pay shut consideration to what’s on his chest — his selection of apparel is often a delicate trace of video games to return. Final January when he launched Home windows 10’s Xbox app and its options, he was sporting a T-shirt sporting the cult basic Battletoads‘ emblem. In fact, that result in rampant hypothesis that a correct, 20-plus years-in-the-making sequel was beneath means.

Finally week’s Xbox spring showcase in San Francisco, we had the prospect to speak to Spencer, so naturally the dialog led to a standing verify on the eponymous conflict-prepared amphibians.

Engadget: Battletoads. You’ve got worn the T-shirts round, when are we going to get a sequel?

Phil Spencer: Nicely, to be just a little defensive, once I wore the T-shirt, we hadn’t introduced Uncommon Replay. [Then] we shipped Uncommon Replay which had Battletoads in it. We hadn’t introduced that Rash was gonna be in Killer Intuition. Now we have got a playable-in-Killer-intuition Battletoad.

Engadget: The ball is rolling although, proper?

Spencer: You might say the ball is rolling. I might additionally say, no less than it wasn’t a tease that I used to be [just] sporting a shirt. We had a plan the place Battletoads was going to be displaying up in ways in which individuals hadn’t performed earlier than. However I hear your vote for a brand new Battletoads. I hear it and I acknowledge it.


Textual content alone does not convey the coy tone Spencer took throughout our interview, so that is what the video embedded up above is for; Battletoads speak begins across the 7:30 mark. Now all that we will do is wait. But when Battletoads followers are something, they’re insanely affected person.

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