The announcement of a new Battletoads didnâ€™t come as much of a surprise. It was only last month Rare stated theyâ€™re open to sharing IP and characters with outside developers, and so it was only a matter of time before somebody took on the â€˜toads.
That somebody is the Essex-based Dlala, who also lent a helping hand with Sea of Thieves. Theyâ€™re perhaps best known for the multiplayer brawler Overruled, which hit PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2015. Since then theyâ€™ve assisted numerous well-known studios, helping bring the likes of The Escapists to console.
No Battletoads gameplay footage was shown at E3, suggesting itâ€™s early days. We can, however, expect 4k 2.5D visuals and three player couch-based co-op.
Itâ€™ll be interesting to see how Dlala portrays the ‘toads, choosing either to keep things quintessentially â€˜90s or a tad more modern. The green-hued dudes also went through a brief â€˜toilet humourâ€™ stage, with the arcade game featuring blood â€˜n gore, crotch grabbing, fart jokes and more. Itâ€™s a side to Zitz, Pimple, and Rash â€“ shown above, in Killer Instinct – we havenâ€™t seen since, and perhaps mercifully so.