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EA To Resurrect Road Rash, Wing Commander, Others?

Despite all the new and ultra-successful franchises, we should never forget the titles that helped make the video game industry what it is, and Electronic Arts isn't about to ignore the past.

EA has been around for a very long time, and they have produced many games that no longer enjoy normal circulation. However, they may be planning to bring back a number of them: according to Superannuation, EA has filed new trademarks for several classic properties, including Wing Commander, Road Rash, Populous, and Theme Park. It seems that these "renewed trademarks" were filed on August 5 and the company clarified their previous descriptions, in that EA wants to use those names in various forms of entertainment media. Now, while some of you may want to leap around the room with nostalgic joy, GameSpot reminds us that new games for these titles may be a long ways off. They use the example of System Shock, which EA trademarked back in 2006 but we have yet to see a new incarnation of that popular PC series. Even so, the mere fact that the aforementioned titles still have some relative importance is reason enough to cheer.

We'll let you know when we hear anything; for our part, we'd love to see a new Road Rash. That bad-ass classic would be sweet in next-gen form, wouldn't it?

8/11/2009 Ben Dutka

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schillah
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 9:57:56 PM
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yesssssssss road rash!!!

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 2:46:46 AM

RRRRRRROOOOOOOOOAAAADDDDDD RRRAAAAAAASSSHHHH!

</Kaz Hirai>

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 1:33:57 PM

YYYYYEEEEESSSSS!!!!!
I spent many days of my youth playing Road Rash on my Master System.

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fatelementality
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:17:38 PM
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Road rash???? Sign me the F up!!!! Maybe Sugar Ray could come out with decent music again to go along nicely with it.

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furbiesmustdie
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:25:33 PM
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wow ea really are out of ideas as are nintendo.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:29:42 PM
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As long as they have sex in it...

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kevinater321
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 8:20:01 AM

well 32% of you want it...

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:05:41 PM

Yea but road rash is not about sex; it's about beating people with a bat on a motorcycle. Sex is not needed in this game.

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 2:38:37 PM

The bounce factor is always important, as long as it's utterly gratuitous and titillating...

LOL! I love the lightening rod nature of your post.

Actually, now I pause for a nanosecond to think, I have no problem with the utterly gratuitous bounce and titillation. Obviously one of the Wing Commander pilots needs to be a babe and clearly her flight suit needs to resemble a bikini....

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kevinater321
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 6:41:49 PM

I know dude, i'm joking.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:33:08 PM
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I remeber playing road rash those years back. Second best game ever! Crash bandicoot is number one :D

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:35:23 PM
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Maybe they're releasing childrens' bedding at Target with this retro themed stuff?

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Jed
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:48:29 PM
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I remember playing Road Rash 3D for hours on end. I think it was for PS1. It was one of the first open world racers I ever played. I loved how you could use pedestrians as a ramp. They kinda looked like Richard Simmons.

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Luan
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 10:58:20 PM
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ROAD RASH!? Oh my, that was my favorite game growing up! hope that they do it right if they do indeed reboot it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:23:59 PM
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What's old is new again. But I can think of a few much better franchises I'd like to see resurrect, of course they would all be from the RPG genre ;)

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zerostar39
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:29:55 PM
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holy crap! my friend and I were just saying they should make a new road rash like 2 weeks ago.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @ 11:52:44 PM
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Can really care less for most of the above titles. Though Theme Park was really fun. If they bring back System Shock, Theme Hospital, Syndicate, and Dungeon Keeper, then I'll be happy.

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 6:35:27 AM

Dungeon keeper F*CK YEAH
I'd love to play part 3 of that franchise,loved the horned reaper,he got so pissed off @ anybody he met & then started trashing your dungeon & killing everything in sight,you had to either keep em in your hand or build him an en suite room with a gym/hatchery & lair ect..i miss that game.
'Your minions are getting angry,they've no room to play marbles' LOL

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:04:18 AM
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Road Rash. I think we have a definite possibility there.

Criterion Games is one of EAs developers and of course Criterion is responsible for Burnout Paradise. Now if you remember Criterion added some game changing content to Burnout Paradise in the shape of motorcycles, but they only added a limited number of bikes and never implemented racing modes or stunt modes for the bikes.

The original development team for burnout Paradise moved on to new work some time ago, and the game has been pretty much on cruise control/support mode for a while now.

The folks at Burnout definitely know how to make a multi-player online racing game, they already have a stellar game engine for Burnout Paradise and they have trialed a lot of the work necessary for a bike based game already.

Am I the only one adding two and two and getting a new iteration of Road Rash developed by the fine folks at Criterion Games?

Regarding Wing Commander, a new Wing Commander game would rule, as long as they kept the same spirit and didn't go all gritty, or uber violent. There was humor and heroism in that game, and that's just what it takes to take down some Kilrathi kitties... Lock and load...

Last edited by Highlander on 8/12/2009 12:06:10 AM

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Fane1024
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 8:27:50 PM

Chris Roper of IGN has been flogging that horse for something like a year now. I hope it's not dead.

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LowKey
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:39:12 AM
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Don't toy with my emotions Ben, I've been wanting a new Wing Commander for a very long time now. I was just talking about how badly they need to hit up a new Wing Commander like.. 2 months ago. So to get some awesome news like this is rather exhilerating.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:57:06 AM

Irony can often mean good things! ;)

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Ogibillm
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:30:59 PM

irony? i'm sure you meant coincidence

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coldbore
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 1:30:12 AM
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hah, I still have my genesis hooked up to the TV with the old road rash II next to it :P one of my favorite games ever, but road rash 64 was bad, and I would love to have a new one on this gen, a wonderful surprise, just hope they don't change the gameplay

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coldbore
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 1:32:53 AM

what a memorable moment getting the chain was :D

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ctd669
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 1:34:47 AM
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I'd like to see the "strike" series revisited. Those games were a blast to play! An HD version set in ... I dunno... North Korea or somthin. That would be pretty sweet! (I think)

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Yo Bona
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 2:01:36 AM
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Hmm... road rash. What would it look like tho? And what would be new?

Co-op? Differnet online modes like a king of the hill/assassination type destruction derby or projectile weapon pick ups in certain race modes? I'm thinking GoW 3 type coloring and textures... yeah.

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King James
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 3:16:07 AM
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Two Words:

ROAD RASH!

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Naga
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 5:12:31 AM

Theme Park (Q_Q)

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King James
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 6:24:27 AM

Thumbs down?! Who here wasn't loved as a child and couldn't play Road Rash?

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coldbore
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 9:37:03 AM

Ya it is kinda ridiculous, people just give thumbs down for no reason whatsoever, this is why we can't have nice things :P

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Skatejimmy5
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 4:10:50 AM
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Yes! I love Road Rash! :D

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Naga
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 5:11:53 AM
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OMG OMG OMG New Theme Park & populus

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Deleted User
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 6:21:15 AM
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5 words for u all.
DON'T GET YOUR HOPES UP.

but i do small a EA classic collection coming soon

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Naga
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 9:25:58 AM

I don't really understand you mean a new EA classics collection?! coming soon

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Orvisman
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 9:29:46 AM

EA wouldn't need to trademark the names for a games compilation.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 9:34:19 AM
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Two things:

Companies have to trademark names, like Road Rash, periodically so they won't lose the rights to them; so it doesn't always mean a game is coming.

That said, I remember a report a while back that claimed EA and Starbreeze (The Darkness and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay) were working on something called Project Redlime, which is rumored to be a new Road Rash; so, the game could be coming sooner than we think.

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KoldStrejke
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 11:53:31 AM
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road rash was the bomb-shit-titly game dudes/dudettes. i hope criterion has some ties to it. heck they came out with the bikes for BOP.

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ol scool
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:27:45 PM
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Road Rash would be awesome maybe someone should bring back tecmo deception one of the most origanal games ever and theme park would be awesome on the ps3 woo hoo!!

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Naga
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:34:19 PM

It already is!!! but its for Playstation (;_;)

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