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The Original Ninja Turtles Are Back In “Shredder’s Revenge”

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The Ninja Turtles starred in some pretty great video games back in the 8 to 16-bit days. Handled by Konami, the self-titled four-player quarter muncher and its sequel Turtles in Time attracted a lot of eyeballs in the arcades. On home consoles, the series would get off to a rough start with the original NES TMNT, but the ship quickly righted itself with two followups, some great Game Boy spinoffs and a perfect SNES home port of Turtles in Time. (If you had a Genesis you had to settle for Hyperstone Heist, which was kinda like Turtles in Time but not legally the same game.)

There have been Turtles games since, but for the most part they’ve been cash-ins with little of the passion put into the original brawlers. But there’s good news: for the first time in thirty years, a brand-new Classic Turtles Game is now in production. Shredder’s Revenge is being handled by members of the same team who worked on Scott Pilgrim: The Game, who know how to make an entertaining brawler.

As you can see, this game doesn’t use any of the redesigns from various other versions of the series…these are the original TV Turtles with the round heads who eat pizza, drive a Turtle Van (sold separately), watch April on the news and clash with Bebop and Rocksteady. Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines, Raphael is cool but rude, and Michaelangelo (originally spelled wrong) is a party dude.

Faith No More’s Mike Patton sings the title track in the trailer for Shredder’s Revenge below. It shows April and Splinter karate-kicking Foot thugs as well, implying they could be playable, but the in-game footage just shows Turtles. It looks great, though.

With Bebop and Rocksteady amassing gizmos to support Krang and Shredder’s latest scheme, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge finds the turtles battling through a breathless tour of iconic TMNT locations to thwart their nemeses’ most diabolical plan yet. Armed with shell-shocking new abilities built on a foundation of classic brawling mechanics, the gang are in for an exhilarating, Foot Clan-stomping romp leading them through the sewers and bustling boroughs of New York City all the way to Dimension X.

Normally these announcements come with a release date or, at the least, a list of consoles the game will be on, but publisher Dotemu hasn’t revealed those facts yet. We figure Shredder’s Revenge will show up on all the popular and current ones.