Battletoads back after 26 years, releasing in August

After a really quiet couple of years, the Battletoads’ long awaited comeback is finally happening next month on Xbox One and PC.

At E3 2018, Microsoft announced a brand new Battletoads game that was in development, but news almost immediately dried up.

The game has been absent since, aside from a gameplay trailer at E3 2019, but, after months and months of fans wondering where it had got to, it has hopped back into the spotlight with a brand-new trailer and a release date.

It has been 26 years since the last Battletoads game and since then, fans have had to make do with cameos in other titles like Shovel Knight and Killer Instinct.

The trailer shows off plenty of beat ‘em-up gameplay featuring the three playable characters, as well as the returning (and infamous) turbo bike segments.

We also get some glimpses of the game’s plot, which appears to feature fully-voiced, animated cut scenes and, rather than being a simple re-tread of the previous games, sees the Toads teaming up with their archenemy the Dark Queen to fight against a new threat.

It’s the Ninja Turtles!… Wait… (Pic: Rare/Dlala)

The Dark Queen even seems to be a playable character in a few sections, although there is some implication that she’s simply manipulating the Toads to further her own scheme.

The original games have a reputation for being incredibly hard, which is why Rare and Dlala Studios have stated that this new title will offer different difficult settings, so newbies can experience the game at their own pace and die-hard fans can enjoy a no doubt controller-breaking challenge.

Xbox owners can get the game as part of the Xbox Game Pass, while PC users can play it either on Windows 10 or Steam.

Battletoads will release on 20 August for Xbox One and PC.

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