Rare announces release date for ‘Battletoads’ reboot

The original game was released in 1991

Rare has revealed that its reboot of the classic Battletoads series will be released this summer on PC and Xbox One.

The game is being developed by Dlala Studios in partnership with Rare, and a new trailer has accompanied the announcement. Battletoads will launch on August 20 and will also be available on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service on the same day.

The trailer gives players a taste of Battletoads’ gameplay and how the title aims to blend multiple genres, alongside the cartoony visuals that the series is known for. While primarily being a side scrolling beat em’ up, the game will also feature sections that involve platforming, vehicle segments and puzzles.

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Watch the trailer below:

An official news post on the Xbox website provides a further description of Battletoads, which reads: “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”.

Xbox recently hosted a presentation which outlined many upcoming titles that will be exclusive to the brand. Halo Infinite received an extended gameplay demonstration and revealed numerous new features, such as the series moving to an open-world setting.

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A new Fable was also announced and is being developed by Playground Games, a studio who are notoriously known for its work on the Forza Horizon series.

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