If you were born after 1980, the names Leonardo, Donatello, Rafael and Michelangelo aren’t just a bunch of names you ignored in fine arts class. For almost three decades, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a part of the lives of so many different generations with some of their iterations being better than others and their history in video games is no exception.
While the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is renowned as being one of the most difficult games on the NES (even though its key audience was kids), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles four player arcade cabinet is one that hordes of us pushed quarter after quarter into and did so happily.
With the most recent version of TMNT hitting big on Nickelodeon and a Michael Bay (shudders…) feature film in the works, it’s no surprise that a new game would be making its way to consoles. Thankfully it isn’t based off the Michael Bay film but instead off the Nickelodeon franchise in TMNT: Out of the Shadows.
In the trailer below you’ll get the first glimpse of this new game in action. The team at Red Fly Studio, who previously worked on the PS2 port of Ghostbusters, will be developing the game with the monolithic Activision publishing. From what we can tell, the look of the characters has been captured with the different turtles and their foot clan foes. We can’t wait to get our hands on it to see how the combat feels.
TMNT: Out of the Shadows will actually be a downloadable title, which is appropriate since the best remembered Turtles game of this generation was the XBox Live Arcade release of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade Game. In addition to XBLA, TMNT: Out of the Shadows will be on the PlayStation Network and PC.
Expect to see more from TMNT: Out of the Shadows before its downloadable release this summer. Stay tuned to the Flickcast for more on any TMNT news and make sure to check out the full trailer and screens of each turtle below.