Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, By Rocksteady? Yes Please!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, By Rocksteady? Yes Please!

You know how Rocksteady made the impeccably awesome Arkham series of Batman games? Well, they may also be about to make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles awesome(r) as well.

Rumblings around the internet over the past few days have been surrounding Rocksteady’s next move after last year’s phenomenally successful Batman: Arkham City, and the rumours are squarely surrounding the fact that a game allegedly named Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Crisis.

The following (rumoured) information about the game was dredged up by PGN:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Crisis is the allegedname of the title.
  • Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo are the four playable characters, each with their own varied move set and weapon of choice (sword, bo staff, sai, and nunchucku…respectively).
  • Flashbacks are played as Master Splinter/Hamato Yoshi.
  • Shurikens, smoke bombs, grappling hooks, and climbing foot spikes.
  • Gameplay and story/stage progression similar to Batman: Arkham City.
  • Classic characters such as Bebop and Rocksteady (warthog and rhinoceros), Dr. Baxter Stockman, Shredder (Oroku Saki), and Krang act as bosses and in the case of the humans-turned-mutants, you fight them in both forms throughout the story.
  • The Turtle Van and Turtle Blimp will be present and with them and other gadgets, the Wii U build is expected to have touch screen controls for specific actions.
  • Multiplayer is unknown.
  • Graphics engine used is that of Arkham City.
  • The game is expected to be more dark than slapstick, but the turtles themselves and their interactions with the Foot Clan, bosses, and story characters like April O’Neil and Casey Jones will still have comedy attached.
  • Purportedly being in development for Wii U, Xbox 360, andPlayStation 3.
  • Careful selection of voice actors to bring the universe to life as well as Rocksteady did with their two Batman games.
  • Manhattan Crisis shares a similar name to the 1991/1992 NES title, “The Manhattan Project”, but is very much its own title.

If these rumours are indeed true, it’s like a 90’s child’s dreams come to life. A developer as good as Rocksteady handling one of the most beloved franchises of all time can only be a good thing and I’m really, really hoping that this is a true story, particularly if it’s running on Batman’s graphics engine and employs the same dark tone of the Arkham series.

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