Toxic Crusaders trailer: beat ’em up video game arrives in 2024

A trailer for the video game based on Toxic Crusaders, the animated spin-off from Troma’s The Toxic Avenger, is now online

Back in 1991, Troma‘s Toxic Avenger franchise – which is full of nudity and vulgarity, and soaked in bodily fluids – unexpectedly got a kid-friendly spin-off with the animated series Toxic Crusaders… and a few months ago, Retrowave announced that they’re bringing the Toxic Crusaders back in a beat ’em up video game that’s described as 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!” The Toxic Crusaders game is expected to reach PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One sometime in 2024, and today a trailer for the game has arrived online! You can watch it in the embed above.

Here’s the set-up for the Toxic Crusaders video game: When the evil Dr. Killemoff attacks, only one team of hideously deformed creatures of superhuman size and strength stands between him and his plans for global pollution: the Toxic Crusaders, Earth’s last, greatest and ugliest hope for survival!

And here’s some more information: 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! Battle across seven disgusting levels rendered in vibrant pixel art as you defend Tromaville from hordes of Radiation Rangers, mutated thugs and zombie chickens. The odds might be stacked against you but with awesome powers, a winning personality, and up to four-players on your side, the Smogulan Empire’s days are numbered!

Players will be able to pick from seven different playable characters, including Toxie, No-Zone, Junkyard, Major Disaster, and Headbanger – plus, for the first time, play as Toxie’s musically “gifted” girlfriend Yvonne, and the mother of all mothers, Mrs. Junko, Toxie’s mom!

The Stream listing notes that fans of Troma will also get to enjoy cameos from gore-filled classics such as Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, and Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. – reimagined in the Saturday morning cartoon style that made this franchise so unforgettable!

What did you think of the Toxic Crusaders video game trailer? Are you looking forward to playing this game next year? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

This game looks like a good time to me. You can check out the official site HERE, and wishlist the game on Steam!

Toxic Crusaders

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