The announcement of a new Battletoads didn’t come as much of a surprise. It was only last month Rare stated they’re open to sharing IP and characters with outside developers, and so it was only a matter of time before somebody took on the ‘toads.
That somebody is the Essex-based Dlala, who also lent a helping hand with Sea of Thieves. They’re perhaps best known for the multiplayer brawler Overruled, which hit PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2015. Since then they’ve assisted numerous well-known studios, helping bring the likes of The Escapists to console.
No Battletoads gameplay footage was shown at E3, suggesting it’s early days. We can, however, expect 4k 2.5D visuals and three player couch-based co-op.
It’ll be interesting to see how Dlala portrays the ‘toads, choosing either to keep things quintessentially ‘90s or a tad more modern. The green-hued dudes also went through a brief ‘toilet humour’ stage, with the arcade game featuring blood ‘n gore, crotch grabbing, fart jokes and more. It’s a side to Zitz, Pimple, and Rash – shown above, in Killer Instinct – we haven’t seen since, and perhaps mercifully so.