As a child of the 90’s, I had my feet firmly planted in two camps: Power Rangers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My love of these heroes could be seen in my Halloween costumes, the food I ate, all the way to my vast toy collection. When it came to video games however, I absolutely loved the side-scrolling brawlers. I would delight in turning on my Super Nintendo and hearing “Big Apple 3 A.M.” output from the television.
And while Turtles in Time remains one of my favorite brawlers, the more semi-recent HD release of it was anything but. So when I wake up to Twitter talking about a new TMNT game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, I approached it with some amount of hesitation… Until I see that it’s being published by the same company that gave us last year’s incredible Streets of Rage 4, and the child inside of me immediately began to jump with glee.
The game is said to be directly inspired by games like Turtles in Time, featuring a great pixel-based art style and (as seen in the trailer above) the classic theme song sung by Faith No More’s Mike Patton. The game will allow you to play up to four players simultaneously as TMNT characters and the publisher also states that there will be vehicles in some form as well.
Two of my favorite brawlers over the past few years have been Streets of Rage 4 and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (who Shredder’s Revenge developer Tribute Games has talent from) and my gosh, if this game doesn’t look like it could be a beautiful mashup of the two. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will be available on both PC and consoles when it launches. The game doesn’t currently have a release date.
Images courtesy of Dotemu.