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Battletoads

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Rare (EU), Dlala Studios (US)
Release Date: Aug. 20, 2020

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'Battletoads' (ALL) Gets Release Date - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 31, 2020 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT

The Battletoads are back! Rash, Zitz and Pimple are returning to steal the spotlight as they smash, stomp and drill their way through an all-new action-packed adventure of choreographed chaos.

The Battletoads are back! The ’Toads have kept in shape by making cameos in titles like Killer Instinct and Shovel Knight while reliving past glories via Rare Replay, but this marks the first time since the 90s that they’re returning as undisputed stars of their own game.

Zitz, Rash and Pimple are three brawling bruisers from outer space who can morph parts of their bodies to dish out extra destruction. The targets of said destruction, are often the Dark Queen and her abominable allies, in action that takes place across a variety of beat ‘em up, platforming, and racing stages.

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

Couch co-op may never be the same again, as this new Battletoads provides an epic brawl through exciting challenges, hordes of enemies, along with difficulty settings designed to suit everyone from Tadpole to Battletoad. 1-3 players through the thrill of couch co-op will take control of the Battletoads and team up to storm through wild and unpredictable stages with only one rule – expect the unexpected. Teamwork makes the dream work in a drop-in, drop-out gameplay blast, filled with over-the-top combat that anyone can enjoy, but only a True 'Toad can master.

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!


Battletoads will be available on August 20 for Xbox Game Pass members to download and play on Xbox One and Windows 10, and will also be available to buy on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam the same day.

Game Pass pre-installation on console or PC will also be available soon, so you’re ready to play on day one: 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.

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.

Key Features:

  • A Classic Rare IP for a New Generation – The latest installment in a series which began as a 1991 retro cult classic, Rare's Battletoads reintroduces Rash, Zitz and Pimple on the Xbox One family of devices. Featuring an irreverent sense of humor, a rich hand-drawn art style and accessible, couch co-op action gameplay, the Battletoads are back for an all-new adventure.
  • Dynamic, Action-Packed Gameplay – A fast, frantic side-scrolling brawler in the style of the beloved original game, Battletoads offers retro-inspired fun with all-new gameplay mechanics. Armed with an array of morph attacks which see the Battletoads' limbs transform into maces, drill bits and more to deliver devastating finishing moves, Rash, Zitz and Pimple each offer a unique gameplay style that mesh together in eclectic ways.
  • Better Together – With support for up to three players in couch co-op, players can work together to control the three Battletoads in intense, side-scrolling action. Team up to execute an array of morph attacks and take advantage of the unique strengths of Rash, Zitz and Pimple to overcome progressively challenging obstacles.

Battletoads will available with Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One and PC (Microsoft Store/Steam) on August 20, 2020.



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