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Throwback picks up multiple Acclaim titles

Toronto-based publisher Throwback Entertainment has announced the acquisition of the rights and interest in multiple titles from Acclaim Entertainment.

Toronto-based publisher Throwback Entertainment has announced the acquisition of the rights and interest in multiple titles from Acclaim Entertainment.

The rights are being sold off as part of the liquidation of Acclaim, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in September 2004. Titles acquired by Throwback include Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance, Vexx, Legends of Wrestling, Extreme-G Racing, Re-Volt and Summer Heat Volleyball.

"Acclaim Entertainment was responsible for the creation of some wonderful original games, and unfortunately couldnât see them through their lifecycle. We are very pleased to have been afforded the opportunity to take these titles through the next generation, and onwards," commented Throwback CEO Thomas Maduri.

Throwback did not reveal any concrete details of what it plans to do with the games, but Maduri did add: "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."

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