Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Is A Retro Brawler Coming To PC And Consoles
Developed by Tribute Games, the next TMNT game is a throwback to the classic arcade beat-em-ups.
A brand-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is on the way called TMNT: Shredder's Revenge. It's inspired by the beloved 1991 arcade game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time. Much like that game, Shredder's Revenge is a side-scrolling beat-em-up, and it's being developed by Tribute Games and published by Dotemu. It's set to release on both PC and consoles, although there's no word on exactly which consoles it'll be available on.
Taking a retro pixel art direction, Shredder's Revenge preserves the teenage mutants' original 1987 design and presents classic villains like Krang and Shredder. The game takes place in locations familiar to the TMNT universe, from the streets of New York City to Dimension X. A Steam page is now live, although no price is listed.
Just as you'd expect, Shredder's Revenge supports four-player co-op multiplayer as you square off against Shredder and the Foot Clan. Each turtle has their own moves and skills, and you'll be able to utilize combos as you deal with your foes. There's also a mention of vehicles and a story mode.
Publisher and developer Dotemu's past titles include Streets of Rage 4 and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. Tribute Games made the retro-inspired games Panzer Paladin, Flinthook, and Mercenary Kings. A few current members of the studio were also on the 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for the Game Boy Advance.
The previous TMNT game made for consoles was released in 2016 and titled TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan. Developer PlatinumGames and publisher Activision made Mutants in Manhattan, a game that also struck true to TMNT's beat-em-up roots.
Considering Shredder's Revenge is made by an entirely different team, Mutants in Manhattan shouldn't be indicative of anything for this new TMNT game. We'll have to stay tuned for when Shredder's Revenge is released--date unknown, currently--to see what it's about.