The Turtles return for another game with ninja shenanigans

Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, Ubisoft announced (again) that it is creating new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles software based on the upcoming CGI feature-length film. Currently titled TMNT, the game is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, renowned for making Splinter Cell and famed for eating lots of pizza.

Though the game features the same four turtles that fans grew to love in the cartoon show and subsequent live-action films, it takes its inspiration from the comic-book version of the half-shell heroes. The comic, by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, was originally intended as a spoof but quickly turned serious. Despite having characters named after Renaissance artists (who happen to be ninjas and turtles), the comic was known for high drama and, at times, heavy introspection from its leads.

Ubisoft offered no concrete details about the game, offering only vague hints that the turtles would be battling an evil that threatened the city. However, Ubisoft did release a trailer, which included some tidbits on how the game will mirror the movie.

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frostbite065406d ago

Maybe they'll get it right this time. Here's to hoping

Nodoze5406d ago

In watching the trailer, it appears that they may be able to pull off what would be the first PROPER Turtles game. The shadow effects, motion blur, lighting, and importantly the gameplay all look solid at this early stage.

We may need to keep an eye on this one!

LK5406d ago

i saw the trailer and it looks pretty sweet. can't wait for the demo to hit xblm.

Krimson5406d ago

Ubisoft usually makes pretty stellar games so we may actually see a well done movie title. If EA had rights to this you could pretty much skip past it entirely.

zinnia5406d ago

I agree with number 1, no comic book graphics please, and the fighting better at least be ninja gaidenish.

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