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Go behind the scenes with Dotemu, and see how their new TMNT title came to be

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is still coming up, but Dotemu is showing fans how the idea took shape, and what’s in store.


When you think of TMNT, there are very few corners of fandom that the property can’t be linked to. Whether it was toys, TV, movies, comics, or video games, the brand ruled the world for quiet a while in the 80s and 90s.

While some of the above has already seen reinvigoration, the video games have not. Turtles games have, since the classic Konami brawlers, tried to enter the world of 3D, and generally veered away from the formula that fans seemed to like best.

I know for me, and I’m a huge TMNT fan, the now-iconic side-scrolling action titles were and remain what I want most from a Turtles branded game. And that’s just one of the reasons that I’m so pumped for what Dotemu and Tribute Games are bringing to market.

The new title, Shredder’s Revenge, plays right off of that nostalgia, and looks to infuse it with both studios’ modern gaming magic. Now both studios have produced a short behind the scenes video, detailing just how the game came to be.

Along with that, there’s a little of what you can expect from it included as well, and some new looks at it in action.

Have a peek:

“Contributing to an iconic universe like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an incredible opportunity on any level, but even after completing a TMNT project years ago, I always held out hope that I’d be able to create an experience set in the original era that inspired so much of my childhood wonder,” said Major. “We finally found a partner that shares Tribute Games’ passion for the Heroes in a Half Shell’s debut. Getting to continue the legacy of the classic, beloved TMNT beat-em-ups that fans around the world grew up playing is surreal.”

“The reputation we’ve built with exceptional partners through modern classics like Streets of Rage 4 was vital to beginning our journey with Nickelodeon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge,” said Imbert. “Tribute Games clearly shares our passion for the world of TMNT. Their deep understanding and devotion to the essence of classic beat-em-ups makes them the perfect force to ensure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is the evolution of brawling fans deserve.”

Dotemu press release

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge has no release date as of yet, but will be landing this year for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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