The Bad Guys Come Out to Play in New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Trailer
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are finally getting the 3D action game they deserve, and they couldn't have asked for better company. Platinum Games has a strong catalog of excellent action games, with a few not-so-great ones sprinkled in, to be fair. Still, even in those that don't quite qualify as memorable for the right reasons, the actual action was almost always still remarkable. After the success of Transformers Devastation, Platinum again turned its eye to another '80s cartoon, albeit this time with a benefit of a modern comic backing it all up.
Based in the IDW universe of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Platinum's game will let players take on the roles of all four Turtles in co-op brawler that looks to add another notch in the developer's "Good" column. Where the first trailer was a bit of a broad overview of what to expect from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, this latest video (exclusively revealed by IGN) gives us a better look at the bosses from the Foot Clan and Dimension X that will put our heroes to the test.
Stalwarts like Rocksteady and Bebop will of course make an appearance, along with well-known foils like Shredder and Krang. All of the characters have the distinct look of Mateus Santolouco's designs, and as such, have a great deal of detail. At a standstill, the game looks phenomenal. When things get moving however, all that detail gets a little messy. This is particularly true when all four Turtles are throwing down with a big boss in a crowded space. It's strange to have hand-drawn shading on the characters, which are then also cast under in-game lighting, providing additional shadows. Still, it looks unlike any other TMNT game that's been released to date.
In addition to those more recognizable villains, the game will also feature Slash, the giant snapping turtle, Karai, the lightning-quick ninja, some rock soldiers from Dimension X, what appear to be some Utrom robots, and my personal favorite, Armaggon, the augmented sewer shark. He's cool because he's a shark. Though the character has yet to appear in the IDW comics, it also looks like the modern incarnation of Wingnut (AKA Kirby O'Neil, April's dad) will debut in the game. He wasn't always portrayed as April's dad, but the recent animated series gave Wingnut that origin, so it stands to reason the comic/game might too.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan will be available on May 24 for Xbox and PlayStation platforms.