[CONFIRMED] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kinect Game Is Real, and It Will Be Free

Paramount Pictures and Microsoft have announced the Kinect game, and it will use film assets and will be free.

Art from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on 3DS

Update: Paramount Pictures, the film company behind next month's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, has revealed that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Training Lair is real, and it's coming soon.

In a statement to GameSpot, Paramount announced that it is partnering with Microsoft to develop this game for the Kinect. The game is not connected to Activision. It also uses images and designs from the TMNT movie. "Utilizing the Kinect technology and film assets, fans can step into the Ninja Turtles’ training lair and train to become a ninja," Paramount wrote.

The game is part of the marketing campaign for the movie, and it will be available on July 22 as a free download for a "limited time."

Original Story: We already know that the 3DS is getting a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game sometime this summer. But now TMNT might be coming to another console, and this time with motion control.

According to reports and images, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Training Lair is in development for the Xbox 360 and will be a Kinect game. A list of achievements and the game's supposed box art appeared on Xboxachievements.com, which suggests that the game is being published by Activision.

A Tweet from account "lifelower" also shows an image of the game in action. A man stands moving his hands to slash objects flying across the screen. It's very similar to Fruit Ninja, except with more Pizza Hut boxes and wooden planks.

There's been no word from Activision if this game is real, but we've reached out to the publisher for comment. If it is being made, the box art looks like it's going to be tied to August's TMNT movie. Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news about this potential TMNT Kinect game when it becomes available.

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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robski808
robski808

Got the TMNT ninja turtle lights at www.shirtshak.com.  

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

I would have paid more money for a good.great turtles kinect game, like kung fu high impact kinect game, maybe playing as a human along side the turtles, but training lair game is just a fruit ninja ripoff with some tmnt aesthetics thrown in for good measure, plus, product placement from pizza hut... adver-gaming... the new video game sin... 

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

The screenshot in the article says all that I need to know about the game.  Its crap.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

Free like killer instinct? You'll get one turtle and one level, then you have to buy the other 3 turtles and 8 levels..... no thanks.....

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

A free game?!  Sounds sweet.  "Just take my money already!"

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

No offense but that photo makes it look really silly.

DrKill09
DrKill09

"It's real, and it's free"  So... it sucks ass then?

Pupchu
Pupchu

So... this is basiclly just a rip-off of Fruit Ninja..?

svaubel
svaubel

Worst Turtles designs ever... what are those things?

beuneus12
beuneus12

Only in Europe it won't be 'free'

S001_PRIMAL
S001_PRIMAL

they should be paying us at this point..........lets not just make people hate kinect, lets make them hate their loving childhood memories of tmnt too.......why did it have to be michael bay's version anyways?

northArrow
northArrow

Why the 360 and not the current gen Kinect?

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

even free i would never want anyone to see this game on my gamerscore, hell you couldn't pay me to play this. id rather play flappy birds till i reached a score of 10,000 then play this.

drewdogg513
drewdogg513

no thank you it will suck i will stick to tmnt on my xbox 360 lmfao

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Xbox can do no right in the eyes of Gamespot.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Sometimes free promotional games aren't that bad.  For example, Doritos Dash of Destruction (where you take a dinosaur and destroy a town...and collect Doritos), Doritos Crash Course 1 and 2, (though Crash Course 2 had a F2P model).  And the Sneak King game from Burger King was good for a laugh (though it really could have used stealth kills, it would have made that game so much better, and easier).

Sounds lame, but I would actually be optimistic about this game if the Doritos folks were behind it. 

axl159
axl159

Ow! my Childhood.

pork7
pork7

It's still over-priced.

ubergamer2014
ubergamer2014

Why do they even bother to make that crap -_-

sakaixx
sakaixx

hey it's free, if it sucks uninstall it

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Disgusting.  Please, no one pay to see the movie.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@lrdfancypants  Raphael looks like he has some sort of birth defect or horrible skin disease, or suffered a stroke which paralyzed half his face, or a combination of those factors.

deathstream
deathstream

@Pupchu


Yep.  Like the Dishonored mobile game that featured rat slicing.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@chev0948 Yeah it's like a movie made by Adam Sandler's company.  Even if he isn't in it, you know it's gonna suck!

nparks
nparks

@chev0948  Somebody's upset this game isn't coming to the Wii U instead?  "Producer" is a very nebulous term in Hollywood that can mean a lot of different things.  Don't worry though, I am sure it will be terrible.  It's got Bay's taint all over, even if all he does is slap his name on it.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@svaubel I know.  They are hideous.  Look at the 1990 film.  Realistic, yet pleasing designs.  These look like they shoved Anthony Anderson and Turtles in a blender.

blackace
blackace

@spacecadet25 The Doritos Crash Course games are actually pretty fun and challenging. They were FREE too. Burger King" Sneek King" wasn't good. The Go-Kart game was probably the best one. This game looks terrible. Fruit Ninja wasn't that bad at all. I'd rather play Fruit Ninja with Kinect then this crap. I'll still check it out for myself since it's FREE. Tghen probably delete it after 15mins of disappointment.

blackace
blackace

@pork7 Should come with a large bag of Doritos as well. lol!! FREE is FREE though.

blackace
blackace

@Thanatos2k @sakaixx I said the same thing when I installed Doritos Crash Course games as well, but those 2 turned out to be pretty fun and challenging. I doubt this will be the same, but I'll still give it a try.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@Thanatos2k @sakaixx  Do you just sit there and watch the install screen?  Oh yes, on the Playstation you have to watch the "install" process on your screen instead of letting it run in the background (unlike the separate "download" process).  On Xbox Live when you download digital games it can do all the downloading and installing in the background, all of it.  It takes none of your time other than to click a few buttons to execute the command.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@kaboochimonky @Thanatos2k You can be a fool who pays Michael Bay to produce travesties, while shoving more popcorn in your face, but all you're doing is contributing to more garbage being made.


Stop it.  Stop paying for trash.  have some dignity.

Fantasy_Dragon
Fantasy_Dragon

Wow. Life is terrible, having to watch an install screen...

blackace
blackace

@Thanatos2k How do you know the movie is trash if you haven't seen it? You know what assuming does, don't you? lol!!

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@kaboochimonky @Thanatos2k If you have a "good time" watching Michael Bay movies there's something defective about your brain.  Remove yourself from circulation so the human race can grow.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@blackace @Thanatos2k Anything that has Michael Bay's name on it that has come out in the past 10 years has been trash.  Why do you expect this to be any different, especially given the laughable trailers?