Retroware has created a Toxic Crusaders arcade-styled beat-em-up game in the same vein as DotEMU’s TMNT Shredder’s Revenge. The game’s announcement video states that Toxic Crusaders will be fully voice-acted and feature motion comic cutscenes. So far, this whole thing sounds similar to the latest TMNT game.
The enemies range from the series’ typical radiation rangers, but a couple of goons from the Toxic Avenger movies can be spotted amongst the rabble. The cast of playable good guys includes:
- Major Disaster
- Mrs. Junko (Toxie’s mom)
Toxic Crusaders will be priced at $24.99 and ported to the following platforms:
- Nintendo Switch
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S
“The Toxic Crusaders (hottest heroes of 1991) have returned for a radical, radioactive romp for a new era, featuring awesome action, crushing combos, and more toxic waste than you’ll know what to do with! Developer and publisher Retroware has teamed up with Troma Entertainment to bring the Toxic Crusaders back for an all-new, all-action beat ’em up for one to four players! Grab your mop, tutu, and attitude, and get ready to clean up the mean streets of Tromaville, one radioactive goon at a time!”
The Toxic Crusaders franchise died pretty early. Although Troma Entertainment has survived for decades off of its unique brand of cinema, that success didn’t translate when marketed toward kids. Toxie and his pals had an incredible Playmates toy line and a few memorable video games, but they couldn’t compete with the TMNT juggernaut.
I want to think that Toxic Crusaders would fare better in modern times. However, considering Toxie’s $55 Super7 Ultimates figure was being clearance binned at $15, that’s not a good sign. Making Yvonne a playable character could also rekindle Phoebe Legere‘s feud with Lloyd Kaufman.
While we wait for the release date to be announced, let’s look back at that time when Lloyd ‘Gimme $10 for a Picture’ Kaufman played the Toxic Crusaders games with the Angry Video Game Nerd:
What do you think about the resurrection of Toxie and the Tromaville crew? Let us know below.[Source: Retroware]
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