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‘Battletoads’ 2020 will come out for PC on August 20

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Battletoads 2020 is coming on August 20 for PC, 26 years after the last game. The new entry to the classic title came this weekend with a brand-spanking-new trailer.

Battletoads 2020 is not a simple, fresh coat of paint on an old game. The installment to one of the hardest games ever offers brand new gameplay. The game seems to have a more colorful style, but the rocking attitude is still there.

Battletoads was notorious for its difficulty

The original Battletoads is famous and infamous at the same time. The title is much-beloved across old-time gamers for its tight controls and fun gameplay. It’s notorious, however, for being nearly unbeatable.

The design of the original Battletoads was to give players a hard time. It’s unanimously the hardest video game ever across multiple reviews for a reason.

The action is fast-paced, and enemies swarm players at every point. The Turbo Tunnel level is notorious for being the hardest level in any game. The entire title takes only a few hours to finish, but learning it takes a straight week of practice.

The new game will be nothing like the old title. New dev team Dlala Studios is looking to balance the fast-paced gameplay with player pace.

“The tenacity and split-second reflexes required to beat the original Battletoads has given it a fearsome reputation among fans,” said the announcement. “Dlala’s new approach focuses on maintaining this mayhem while ensuring you have enough options to play at your own pace.”

New Battletoads has the same energy but more for everyone

Dlala seems to imply that Battletoads 2020 will be for everyone. It won’t be the ultra-hard title that players everywhere want. Even then, this is an excellent way for casuals to get into the franchise or as a party game.

“That includes bringing in some buddies for couch co-op, which allows up to three players to drop in and out at will, along with difficulty settings designed to suit everyone from Tadpole to Battletoad,” continued Dlala. “Just like before, you’ll be faced with hugely varied challenges as you play, including new vehicle sections and even some puzzle-solving this time around!”

Based on the trailer, the new Battletoads will carry its irreverent humor with it. The stylish, self-aware cartoon-style of the ’90s will make the game even more authentic. The morph attacks will also be more exaggerated, which feels a lot like the original Earthworm Jim.

Battletoads 2020 will come on August 20 for PC. It will be available through Steam, the Microsoft Store, and the Xbox Game Pass.

Images [1] & [2] courtesy of  Steam

Jerome Castro

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