Battletoads Puts Up Its Dukes On August 20th

Published: July 31, 2020 10:59 AM /


An image of some chaotic combat in Battletoads

Dlala Studios' nostalgic beat-'em-up Battletoads is finally gearing up for release. The game will hit Xbox One and PC on August 20th. It'll be available as a day-one game for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, but you'll also be able to get it via Steam on PC.

What can we expect from Battletoads?

After cameos in Killer Instinct and The first Battletoads game in 26 years is a hand-animated side-scrolling beat-'em-up with an "irreverent sense of humor" and "genre-busting gameplay", according to Microsoft. It'll feature the same characteristic exaggerated combat you've come to expect from Battletoads, but this time around you can also look forward to new vehicle sections and even some puzzle-solving. You can check out the new launch trailer for Battletoads right here:

If you're familiar with the original Battletoads games, you'll know they're renowned for their punishing difficulty. Microsoft says that new developer Dlala's approach focused on "maintaining this mayhem" while also making sure players have enough options to play at a comfortable pace. This being Battletoads, you will of course be able to recruit some friends to help you take the game on. Dlala is also offering multiple difficulty levels, "from Tadpole to Battletoad", so if things are getting a little too hectic for you then you'll be able to dial it back a bit.

Microsoft says it'll have more to share on Battletoads, including gameplay deep dives and a behind-the-scenes look at Dlala's creative process, between now and the upcoming release date. Battletoads launches for Xbox One and PC on August 20th. It'll be available via Xbox Game Pass if you're a subscriber, or you can buy it via the Microsoft Store or Steam.

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