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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan - Shredder

Well, the cat is finally (officially) out of the bag. After numerous leaks, Activision has announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. And I have to say, this one has me a bit optimistic.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan - Turtles
A good look at the four turtles.

Being developed by Platinum Games, the game definitely has a Transformers: Devastation vibe to it which we expected. But it looks good as a whole (not that we’ve seen too much) and there are significant levels of fan service thrown in for good measure. Here’s information from Activision’s press release:

“Activision Publishing, Inc. and Platinum Games Inc. have joined forces to create Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, a third-person action game featuring New York’s crime-fighting Heroes in a Half Shell.  Players will protect The Big Apple from aliens, mutants and the Foot Clan in a single-player campaign or partner with up to three friends in four-player online co-op. But be prepared – defeating Bebop, Rocksteady, Shredder and other iconic bosses won’t be easy.

Platinum Games’ flair for stylish visuals and fluid combat are on full display in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. Fast-paced, team-based brawling will challenge gamers of all skill levels. Each Turtle has a distinctive combat play style and can be customized with a unique set of Ninjutsu moves, combat items and special bonuses.”

Activision also revealed that the game’s “original story” is being handled by IDW Publishing’s Tom Waltz who currently pens the company’s ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic. Activision and Platinum Games are targeting a retail and digital release for this summer. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Checkout the new trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.