The Announced at E3 2018, and actual gameplay footage revealed in 2019, the Battletoads are set to return to gaming after a 26 year absence. Developed by Dlala Studios with assistance from RARE, this new Battletoads looks to rekindle the wacky beat'em action the series has been known for. This will be the first main game for the 'Toads since Battletoads Arcade in 1994.
The new hand-drawn animation gives the universe a newer, more modern cartoony style, giving it a look that's similar to The Amazing World of Gumball or Teen Titans GO!. The body morphing abilities return and look just as bizarre as ever. The protagonists Rash, Zitz, and Pimple, each boast different play styles from each other. The games aims to blend the beat'em up style with puzzle platforming. The infamous speeder bike levels that were the bane of every child's existence in the 90's return as well with all new takes and dimensions added to them.
This Battletoads looks to have an amusing narrative-driven cheeky story that helps give it more of the Saturday morning cartoon now than it did when the series pitched a pilot in 1992. In recent years, the 'Toads made cameo appearances in Killer Instinct and in the Xbox version of Shovel Knight.
Battletoads 2020 is set for release August 20th 2020 for the Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows, and Steam.