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Rumor: Scalebound resurrected as a Switch exclusive (Updated)

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mjk45 said:
If MS was clever they instead of having Scalebound's cancellation hanging over their head,they would be better off coming to terms with Nintendo and Platinum were they co publish the game on Switch, they at least gain something viable from the IP, they should make a statement saying they and Nintendo are partnering to bring the game to Switch, that way they maintain control rather than letting these rumors go on and on or worse seeing a Scalebound game whether it's called that or not on Switch with no involvement from them.

Nintendo wouldn't go through with such a thing not to mention Kamiya had a falling out with MS' higher ups over how they kept interfering with the game so PG wouldn't be keen on MS as it is. It would be better for Nintendo and PG to use the Scalebound name to make their own version following the original intended vision.



shikamaru317 said:
Wyrdness said:

The trademark was apparently abandoned.

The trademark, but not the copyright. Copyright takes 70 years to expire. Basically what this means is that Nintendo could use the Scalebound name since it is no longer trademarked, but MS has rights to the characters, story, and art assets that Platinum already developed. Nintendo and Platinum would need to start over from scratch and make significant changes, unless of course Alanah is right and Platinum successfully managed to buy the copyright back from MS. 

If Platinum or Nintendo successfully applied for the Scalebound trademark , would it even  be worthwhile  buying the IP from Ms would gaining  the use of the  story and characters be enough since you would think they wouldn't  use any of those art assets.



Wyrdness said:
mjk45 said:
If MS was clever they instead of having Scalebound's cancellation hanging over their head,they would be better off coming to terms with Nintendo and Platinum were they co publish the game on Switch, they at least gain something viable from the IP, they should make a statement saying they and Nintendo are partnering to bring the game to Switch, that way they maintain control rather than letting these rumors go on and on or worse seeing a Scalebound game whether it's called that or not on Switch with no involvement from them.

Nintendo wouldn't go through with such a thing not to mention Kamiya had a falling out with MS' higher ups over how they kept interfering with the game so PG wouldn't be keen on MS as it is. It would be better for Nintendo and PG to use the Scalebound name to make their own version following the original intended vision.

 I agree with what your saying , but my assessment is from what I see best for MS minus a backlash from some fans,t hey  basically leave it up to Nintendo and Platinum to make the game but in return for clearing all legal avenues and handing over assets  they co publish , like you said the ball would be in the Nintendo Platinum court and they may have a new vision for the game story and character and design wise since they would be the only assets of interest related to Xbox . Then again if you don't try you get nothing so they might as well negotiate.



mjk45 said:
Wyrdness said:

Nintendo wouldn't go through with such a thing not to mention Kamiya had a falling out with MS' higher ups over how they kept interfering with the game so PG wouldn't be keen on MS as it is. It would be better for Nintendo and PG to use the Scalebound name to make their own version following the original intended vision.

 I agree with what your saying , but my assessment is from what I see best for MS minus a backlash from some fans,t hey  basically leave it up to Nintendo and Platinum to make the game but in return for clearing all legal avenues and handing over assets  they co publish , like you said the ball would be in the Nintendo Platinum court and they may have a new vision for the game story and character and design wise since they would be the only assets of interest related to Xbox . Then again if you don't try you get nothing so they might as well negotiate.

Or the game is just not called Scalebound and in fact uses the original premise of a girl and her dragon when the game was intended as a wii exclusive.

Nintendo is not going to involve MS in the slightest. 



Buzz and hype created out of potential controversy. If it is scalebound, this is a clever move.



Doubt it highly.



It would be weird to use the name. They might as well make a new game with a new name.



Here is a link to the trademark.

https://trademarks.justia.com/864/58/scalebound-86458061.html

If, and that's a big IF, this is true. As it has been stated previously, it would probably the original game concept before MS got involved with the game.

Last edited by Darc Requiem - on 19 February 2019

Azzanation said:
It would be weird to use the name. They might as well make a new game with a new name.

The name will probably change just to avoid any confusion even though they don't have to change it.



Azzanation said:
It would be weird to use the name. They might as well make a new game with a new name.

It's probably Kamiya's way of giving MS the finger.  Make the game the way he wants, plus use the same name so they know.  And it'll be even more sweet for him if it's a success, as it would prove to that he was right about what the game should have been in the first place.