Throwback picks up Acclaim properties

New publisher announces acquisition of Vexx, Fur Fighters, Extreme-G Racing, other dormant licenses.

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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:

Aggressive Inline
Extreme-G Racing
Extreme-G 2
Extreme-G 3
Fur Fighters
Fur Fighters: Viggo's Revenge
Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
Iggy's Reckin' Balls
Legends of Wrestling
Legends of Wrestling 2
Re-Volt
Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
Summer Heat Volleyball
SX Superstar
Vexx
XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association

Discussion

58 comments
ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

all of these games SUCKED.  Every one.   That's why you'll never see another sequel to any of them.   Does Throwback even exist anymore?   

ise1880
ise1880

Fix Vexx''s god awful framerate and put it on the psn.

PasQ
PasQ

cant wait for aggresive inline.. first one was awsome!

dustopants
dustopants

oh man! hopefully they make another Fur Fighters game, or Re-Volt!! Re-Volt was awesome!

sillyboydarryl
sillyboydarryl

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!!!

Vexx15
Vexx15

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

mike_me
mike_me

Sweet, hopefully they will make a Vexx 2.

GreggD
GreggD

Aggressive Inline was great. Especially it's stat-tracking system. Activision should borrow a page, you know?

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

hopefully they make a good new Xtreme-g game

MichealRoboto
MichealRoboto

oh yeah!!! aggressive inline was awsome, cant wait to hear more

s0l0123
s0l0123

Iggy's Reckin' Balls! I loved that on the N64. They should make a sequel of it on the Wii.

rynmls
rynmls

i dont any of these games...

juanito5
juanito5

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)

jaimecerna
jaimecerna

Why are they buying that showdown wrestling game when they don't even have the license anymore?

codenamesped
codenamesped

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.

riseagainst1
riseagainst1

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.

insinuendo
insinuendo

taboo has a really good point, what about Forsaken?

masterx24
masterx24

Re-Volt is used during xbox live beta testing. It would be great if it came to xbox live arcade

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

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.

insinuendo
insinuendo

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.

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

None of those titles are specifically memorable, but they do have an opportunity now to make them so.

_Margulis_
_Margulis_

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.

wildmatt
wildmatt

Agressive Inline was good, they probably just bought Legends of Wrestling just to bury it

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Good to see that these games will be getting back into the business

Shingo
Shingo

WTF is Fur Fighters???

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man

New extreme G and finally a revolt sequal coming.

sdelaney86
sdelaney86

I hope they can make a good sequel to Aggressive Inline

metroidlink1030
metroidlink1030

Acclaim hasn't made anything good since Turok on N64...who really cares? Well, I guess Vexx was alright.

niteowl74
niteowl74

Yes!! Someone scooped up Legends of Wrestling! A new Agressive Inline and Extreme G would be cool too.

gameloverx
gameloverx

well a sequel to vexx would be nice

DrKill09
DrKill09

Aggressive Inline 2, please

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

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.

jakaloper
jakaloper

Hooo... a new Re-Volt on Xbox 360 would be so amazing !!!

G_W_X
G_W_X

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! :(

taboo
taboo

Hm, has anyone picked up on Forsaken?

Spongemario
Spongemario

I agree with JediBmoney; an Extreme G DS game would be kinda neat.

ghostadv
ghostadv

So we might see some new Extreme G titles?

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

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???

Squid_man
Squid_man

Sweet, this mean new Vexx games.....

wingchunstudent
wingchunstudent

Let's hope that if they make the Legends of Wrestling series on next gen consoles they don't suck.

TraiklinX3
TraiklinX3

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.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Fur fighters oh lots of good memories with that game =D

titomag
titomag

i agree with UpInFlames