There have been rumors of a new Battletoads for years now; they all stem from a new found interest in the series that Microsoft has. Microsft’s renewed the trademark, the series was featured prominently in Rare Replay and the ‘Toads had cameos in Shovel Knight/Killer Instinct. A new rumor has popped up that could lead to an imminent announcement.
A Twitter user has posted a picture of Battletoads appearing in the Xbox Store. The pictures shows a logo for the game that utilizes the series’s classic logo with a grittier art style as well as a description for the game. Eagle eyed people have spotted that the description is essentially the description for the ’90s Battletoads cartoon. There’s a couple explanations for this: it could be a placeholder, the game could be taking inspiration from said show or this leak is a fake. With such little information right now, it’s hard to tell if this is real.
OMG OMG OMFG! pic.twitter.com/03akpS2YU5
— Ray (@RemoteplayNinja) July 10, 2016
If this is real, then this means Microsoft is getting ready to announce the game and have it up for pre-order. Microsoft has announced that they will have a big presence at this year’s San Diego Comic Con which is in a couple week, if they wanted to make a splash at the con then they could announce Battletoads there. Alternatively, GamesCom is next month and Microsoft could announce it there; Microsoft announced Rash’s appearance in Killer Instinct at last year’s Gamescom, so it would be fitting to announce a new game there too.