Rare Unveils New Details on BATTLETOADS and Shares Action-Packed Trailers for 2D Fighting Game
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: 2D Fighting Games
After years of waiting, Dlala Studios' take on Rare's long-running Battletoads series will arrive on Xbox One and PC on August 20, allowing players to storm through wild and unpredictable stages as the titular heroes.
Developed by the Essex-based team behind Overruled!, the first Battletoads game since 1994's Battletoads Arcade will be available for Xbox Game Pass members at no additional cost on Xbox One and Windows 10.
To make the wait a little less painful, Rare has shared five never-before-seen trailers for Battletoads, giving us a chance to take a deep dive into the game's core features and unique mechanics. The new videos also allow longtime fans of the franchise to get an insight into the inspirations behind the fast-approaching adventure.
"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," Head of Brand and Licensing at Rare Adam Park told Xbox Wire. "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."
Considering that Battletoads will make its big debut this Thursday, we will definitely learn a whole lot more about the colourful game in the coming days. In the meantime, take a look at its latest trailers down below:
The wait is over! Rash, Zitz and Pimple are returning at last to smash-hit their way through an all-new action-packed adventure of choreographed chaos, and couch co-op may never be the same again. 1-3 players 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 gameplay moments that anyone can enjoy, but only a True ‘Toad’ can master.
Battletoads is coming to Xbox One and PC (via Steam) on August 20, 2020.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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