The long-awaited remake of the classic beat em up is launching on August 20 for Xbox One and Windows PCs. The new Battletoads is developed by Dlala Studios and its development has been supported by the Rare. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can now pre-install the game on console or PC.
Search for Battletoads on your Xbox or the Xbox App for PC (beta), or download the Xbox Game Pass mobile app for Apple or Android and pre-install to your console or PC.
Adam Park, Head of Brand and Licensing at Rare shared a few words about the new style of the game:
Battletoads’ irreverent sense of humor pays homage to the stylish, self-aware cartoons of the late ’90s, with the new game opting for a distinctive hand-animated style to capture the exaggerated morph attacks and comic timing of the ’Toads. A cartoon also needs gags, which is why the game’s wild story – penned by award-winning writers – unfolds in several fully animated sequences featuring professional voice talent.
The Battletoads franchise is known for being very challenging, it’s interesting to see if Dlala Studios managed to make a good balance between a fair challenge and a classic representation of the original series, Zitz, Rash, and Pimple are three brawling bruisers from outer space who can morph parts of their bodies to dish out extra destruction.
The tenacity and split-second reflexes required to beat the original Battletoads has given it a fearsome reputation among fans. Dlala’s new approach focuses on maintaining this mayhem while ensuring you have enough options to play at your own pace. That includes bringing in some buddies for couch co-op, which allows up to three players to drop in and out at will, along with difficulty settings designed to suit everyone from Tadpole to Battletoad. Just like before, you’ll be faced with hugely varied challenges as you play, including new vehicle sections and even some puzzle-solving this time around!