Dotemu and Tribute Games’ upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game just added the Turtles’ sensei, Splinter, and a couple of game consoles.
Splintering the Foot
If you’ve been following along with the development of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, then you’ve likely been pretty impressed. The game, from two companies who know retro (Dotemu and Tribute Games), looks all kinds of awesome.
Shredder’s Revenge is essentially another title in the iconic line of TMNT arcade offerings. While it’s not linked to those classics, it definitely is meant to follow in their footsteps.
It does seek to shake things up though, with a few things that Turtles fans haven’t seen before. Take Master Splinter, for example. The Green teens mentor, sensei, and adoptive dad has never been featured in a game before. But that changes with Shredder’s Revenge, where he’s every bit the playable hero the his sons are.
Inspired by the Turtles’ iconic 1987 design, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge brings New York City’s most righteous ninjas to life with gorgeous pixel art that’d look right at home in your favorite retro arcade. From showdowns with infamous rivals like Bebop and Rocksteady to returns to signature locales like Dimension X, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is a bodacious celebration of classic TMNT beat-em-ups with its own modern touches.Shredder’s Revenge press release
Kind of obvious there that Splinter doesn’t actually need that cane. Not the way he tore through Shredder’s Foot Soldiers. Also worth noting is that Knucklehead. Has that specific Foot vehicle (the big robot spider) ever been seen in a video game before? Off the top of my head, I’d say no. Its inclusion could be a portent of other classic toys making the leap into the game. Cross your fingers for that.
Along with the trailer, Dotemu has also confirmed that TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge will be coming to the Xbox and PS4. That’s in addition to the Switch and PC, that were already announced. Still no official release date though, so stay tuned.