Battletoads launches into Xbox Game Pass in August, and you can pre-install it today

By Heidi Nicholas,
Battletoads will launch into Xbox Game Pass on August 20th, and Xbox Game Pass members can pre-install it today. Rare has just announced the news, alongside a new release date trailer:


Rare's announcement says it's already been 26 years since the last Battletoads adventure. "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."

This new Battletoads comes from a partnership between Dlala Studios and Rare. Although "the tenacity and split-second reflexes required to beat the original Battletoads has given it a fearsome reputation among fans," Dlala’s "new approach focuses on maintaining this mayhem while ensuring you have enough options to play at your own pace." The game will have couch co-op for up to three players, and difficulties ranging from Tadpole to Battletoad.

Battletoads releases on August 20th.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!