Side-scrolling beat ’em up Toxic Crusaders announced for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

Retroware has announced side-scrolling beat ’em up game Poisonous Crusaders for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC (Steam). It will launch in late 2023 for $24.99.

Here’s an overview of the game via its Steam page:


When the evil Dr. As 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! The hottest heroes from 1991 return for a radical, radioactive beat ’em up for a new era, with awesome action, crushing combos and more toxic waste than you know what to do with!

It’s cleanup time!

Choose from seven playable characters, including Toxie, No-Zone, Junkyard, Major Disaster and Headbanger (who would technically count as two characters if they could only agree on something) – and for the first time, play as Toxie’s musically “gifted” girlfriend Yvonne, and the mother of all mothers, Mrs. Junko, Toxie’s mother!

Battle across seven hideous levels rendered in beautiful full-color pixel art as you defend Tromaville against hordes of Radiation Rangers, mutated thugs and zombie chickens. The odds may be stacked against you, but with awesome powers, a winning personality, and up to four-player local co-op on your side, the days of the Smogula empire are numbered!

Straight out of Tromaville!

Take a deep breath and dive deep into an action-packed, pun-filled adventure that will drag you kicking and screaming through the wonderful world of Troma. Enjoy cameos from gore-filled classics such as Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD – reimagined in the Saturday morning cartoon style that made this franchise so unforgettable!

Key features

  • The triumphant return of the Toxic Crusaders just when we needed them most!
  • Pulsating beat ’em up action for up to four players.
  • Nice full-color pixel art graphics.
  • An amazing soundtrack that will have you partying like it’s 1991.
  • Amazing cartoon sequences with the voices of TeamFourStar (Dragon Ball Z abridged).
  • Seven playable characters, each with their own unique moves and powers.
  • Seven unique stages that take you from the streets of Tromaville to Planet Smogula and beyond!
  • Surprise cameos (each more surprising than the last) from across the Troma Cinematic Universe!

Watch a new trailer below. See the first screenshots in the gallery.

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