Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Last Ronin is being turned in to a video game

The Last Ronin
The Last Ronin

Fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) have a new reason to get excited as a AAA video game adaptation of the 2020 graphic novel, The Last Ronin, is currently in development.

The Last Ronin was a five-issue miniseries launched by publisher IDW in 2020. It was written by Kevin Eastman, who co-created the TMNT alongside Peter Laird in the late 1980s. The arc’s story was built around a mysterious Ninja Turtle who wore a black mask and fought using all four turtles’ signature weapons.

In an interview with Polygon, Doug Rosen, senior vice president for games and emerging media at Paramount Global, described the title as a third-person action role-playing game similar to Sony’s recent God of War titles, and said it will be authentic to the story of The Last Ronin arc.

The Last Ronin will be a darker and more mature take on the typically colourful TMNT as the graphic novel tells a grim story about the turtles,= set in a future where only one of the turtles has survived. The game is expected to follow a similar storyline.

Unlike other TMNT games that typically allow players to control all four turtles, The Last Ronin will primarily be a single-character game. While other characters may be playable in flashback sequences, the primary action is said to centre on the lone surviving turtle, who was revealed to be Michelangelo in the graphic novel’s final pages.

It appears the game is a “few years off” from release and no development studio was named but Rosen did say they had found “the right partner” for the project. He also added that there were “opportunities for multiple TMNT games aimed at both young and more mature age groups.”

The Turtles were most recently seen in video game form in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, you can read our review of that game here.

Source: Polygon

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