Rumors swirl of a long-dead game being revived for Nintendo's Switch platform, with Microsoft and PlatinumGames' abandoned Scalebound project leading the guesses.
Could Scalebound actually come to Nintendo's Switch?
What do intellectual property rights and contract law mean for how such a project might take shape?
And why does an abandoned trademark tell less than half of this particular story?
#Scalebound #Nintendo #VirtualLegality
Discussed in this episode:
"REPORT: SCALEBOUND RESURRECTED AS A NINTENDO SWITCH EXCLUSIVE"
Nintendo Insider, February 18, 2019
Scalebound Trademark Details
Definition of Abandoned Applications
Definition of Notice of Allowance
Scalebound - Trailer Gameplay E3 2016
IP Licensing Terms
Hoeg Law redacted sample software development agreement
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