Why has there not been a legit new Banjo or Battletoads?

#1GREEN00Posted 8/1/2014 10:10:06 PM
I don't personally care anymore as I've written of Xbox One, but I just don't understand the absence of new games in both series. Both Banjo and Battletoads names still carry weight, and both series belong to underepresented genres on all 3 Xbox consoles.

There's barely any 3D platformers on Xbox consoles, yet Banjo is just dying for a brand new game. It would satisfy a market that Microsoft hasn't satisfied already, it's a no brainer "appeal to all ages" game, a style of game that Nintendo has locked up & Microsoft & Sony haven't even attempted to cater to.

Battletoads could be the premiere retail co-op beat em up, with a sense of humor, a difficulty level, and a level of violence that Microsoft's core audience would love. I'm especially baffled that Super Battletoads hasn't been ported to any of the Xbox consoles, arguably the best Battletoads so far is an arcade exclusive to this day.

Two obvious examples of willfully ignored opportunities at plugging one of Microsoft's big weaknesses, genre variety. Xbox doesn't need more shooters, sports games, or racing games, those audiences are all well attended to.
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#2uniquebadgerPosted 8/1/2014 10:19:51 PM
Why has there never been a second Strife (1996)?!
#3userfrigginamePosted 8/1/2014 10:22:23 PM
A lot of old franchises have been thrown under the bus, in favor of the newer franchises that are appeal more to younger generations.
#4SunDevil77Posted 8/1/2014 10:34:38 PM
userfrigginame posted...
A lot of old franchises have been thrown under the bus, in favor of the newer franchises that are appeal more to younger generations.


I thought people wanted new instead of sequels?
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#5TBONE_OGPosted 8/1/2014 11:01:24 PM
SunDevil77 posted...
userfrigginame posted...
A lot of old franchises have been thrown under the bus, in favor of the newer franchises that are appeal more to younger generations.


I thought people wanted new instead of sequels?


We want NEW sequels!!! Derp.
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#6TBONE_OGPosted 8/1/2014 11:02:32 PM
Oh and the Banjo and Battletoads games are coming. Just wait.

Source? A huge guess from my butt.
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#7PoweredMilkManPosted 8/1/2014 11:05:00 PM
Wonder why they have battle toads skins in kinect rivals
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