The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will return to the big screen next month (June 2016) with the sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – a live-action film that is not, however, connected to the 2013 video game of the same name in any meaningful way. On a related note, the TMNT multi-media franchise is also getting a new video game installment this year with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, the title of which was formally announced by Activision Publishing Inc. back in January of this year (though reports of a fresh Activision TMNT game being in development had already surfaced well before then).
Out of the Shadows, the video game, was not (generally speaking) well-received critically, as is evidenced by the game’s 38 Metascore on Metacritic and average user rating of 5.3/10. For that reason, Mutants in Manhattan – which is now available for purchase – could wind up serving as a return to form for the TMNT video game property, after the disappointment of Out of the Shadows.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, as you can see from the trailer above, features a number of the same villains who are appearing in this year’s live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie release; including, classic Turtle baddies such as Shredder and General Krang, in addition to Bebop and Rocksteady (who are making their big screen debut in the Out of the Shadows movie). However, the Mutants in Manhattan gameplay footage also features appearances by such villains as Armaggon and Karai, while the actual game similarly pits players against such characters as Wingnut and Slash, among other enemies. For a better look at the game’s cel-shaded 3D graphics and visuals, check out the Mutants in Manhattan screenshots below.
Here is the official synopsis for Mutants in Manhattan:
Activision Publishing, Inc., Nickelodeon and Platinum Games Inc. have released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, a new action game starring New York City’s Heroes in a Half-Shell – Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. Made with developer PlatinumGames’ unique flair for fast, satisfying combat and bold, energetic visuals, it pits players against aliens, mutants and the soldiers of the Foot Clan in a showdown for the sprawling streets, subways, sewers and skylines of the Big Apple.
Mutants in Manhattan‘s storyline was penned by Tom Waltz, the IDW Publishing author who has worked on numerous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters comic book stories for the company in recent years. The game is a third-person, team-based brawler that can be played by up to four different players in online cooperative multiplayer mode. Furthermore, each of the individual Turtles (Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael) have their own play style that can be customized with specific Ninjutsu moves and custom items that are collected throughout the game. Mutants in Manhattan costs $49.99 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC (via Steam), or $39.99 on the Xbox 360.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is now available for purchase on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Activision Publishing, Inc., Nickelodeon, Platinum Games Inc.