Word reached my ear last year that Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising devs PlatinumGames were making a game based on ’80s icons the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and, like April O’Neil, I told the world that turtles are real and they’re out there they live in the New York sewers you have to believe me. While April would’ve dirtied her jumpsuit rummaging in filth beneath Activision’s offices to find the truth, I stayed home and watched Netflix, knowing the publishers would soon announce it anyway. And so they have: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan [official site] is coming this summer. Watch this trailer:
Pretty nice that, yeah? It looks like a Platinum game? The two seconds of fighting they show don’t not look like a Platinum game, at least. I dig the team-up moves too (though hold little hope that the Turtles, April, and Splinter will stack themselves into a giant fist to whomp Foot soldiers). And it is nice and colourful. Good-o. Here’s director Eiro Shirahama:
“We’ve put a lot more into this game than just combat: you can climb walls, glide along wires, and there’s a lot of freedom of movement that ties into the action. With this game, players will be able to feel like they’re the Turtles themselves, running, grinding, and gliding around NYC to prevent crimes.”
And, yes, it does support four-player online co-op.
It’s a bit of a shame that Platinum are working so much with other people’s creations, as we get wonderfully odd ideas like Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101 when they come up with their own, but they are at least pretty good games. Their Legend of Korra is a bit bum, or so I’ve heard from other Platinum fans, but Alec liked Transformers: Devastation and Metal Gear Rising is fantastic.
TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan is due this summer.