Dotemu and developer Tribute Games have announced a brand new game based on the heroes in a half shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You can check out the trailer below which features a rendition of the classic theme tune by none other than Faith No More’s Mike Patton!
The pixel graphic side scroller has been inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time and finds the foursome, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello, battling across Manhattan and taking in iconic TMNT locations as the kick butt and attempt to stop Shredder. Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang will also be on hand to cause trouble while the Turtles will have brand new abilities to help them fight the Foot Clan.
Dotemu were the team behind the excellent Streets of Rage 4 as well as Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, while Tribute Games developed the much loved and recently re-released Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been missing from the world of gaming for quite a long time, the last time we saw them was a guest spot in Injustice 2 back in February 2018. The last official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game was Mutants In Manhattan, created by Platinum Games for Activision, which used the same cell shaded engine as another Platinum game, Transformers: Devastation. However, Transformers was rather good, Mutants In Manhattan was not.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is a bitter disappointment, meeting only some of the expectations I had and feeling like it was heavily rushed through development to meet a deadline,” said Dave in our 5/10 review. “It’s not Platinum’s worst by any means, as it certainly looks and sounds the part, but the combat and level structure leave a lot to be desired. This is a classic case of a game that is more of a cowa-bummer.”
With both Dotemu and Tribute Games handling the new Turtles game it should be in safe hands. Platforms and release date have yet to be announced.
Source: Press release