Thanks to a recent listing by the Australian Classifications Board, it appears as though we may have a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game headed our way.
Filed yesterday, the Australian Classifications Board now lists Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan as an upcoming multiplatform title. What’s more curious, is that the Australian Classifications Board lists the project as “Mature.”
The Australian Classifications Board is a bit more stringent with its listings though. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is labeled as having “very mild impact” with language, “mild impact” with its themes, and “moderate impact” with its violence. There are no mentions of drug use, nudity or sex (thank God). In the U.S., the title would likely be classified as T for Teen.
Here is the Australian Classifications Board’s definition of their Mature rating:
“The content is moderate in impact.
Films and computer games classified M (Mature) contain content of a moderate impact and are recommended for teenagers aged 15 years and over.
Children under 15 may legally access this material because it is an advisory category. However, M classified films and computer games may include classifiable elements such as violence and nudity of moderate impact that are not recommended for children under 15 years.
Parents and guardians may need to find out more about the film or computer game’s specific content, before deciding whether the material is suitable for their child.”
To lend even more excitement toward the project is that it’s being developed by Platinum Games. Platinum just recently came off of the successful Transformers: Devastation that Victory Point’s own Andrew Esposito gave a 8 to. Might we see the same art and combat style utilized in Transformers: Devastation brought over to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan? We’ll have to wait and see what Platinum Games has to say in the coming months. Just please don’t be a movie tie in…