After the much loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise got a reboot on the official Nickelodeon channel just last year, Activision have now got the rights to the video games. The gaming giants have teamed up with the famous cartoon company to release a new trilogy of video games.
They will be on there way to your console machines this summer in fact! All of the trilogy of games will be based solely on the TV show format. It is a multi-year deal which will definitely see at least three new games of the popular Ninjas.
Nickelodeon specifically wanted Activision to take the helms as they said that they were the leader in the gaming industry. “You will be sure to see action packed exciting games from all three installments” Nickelodeon said.
No official game names or titles have been assigned just yet, but as we hear more on this development, we will let you (our readers) know.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2013):
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS.
Released in 2013, this game coincided with the animated television series of the same name. It features the popular heroes in a half shell: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The game offers a third-person brawler experience with cooperative gameplay.
Players can switch between the four turtles on the fly, each with their unique abilities and combat styles. The game includes both single-player and four-player cooperative modes, allowing friends to team up and battle against the Foot Clan and other iconic TMNT villains. It features fast-paced combat, platforming elements, and puzzle-solving sections.
Reception: The game received mixed to average reviews from critics. While praised for its faithful representation of the animated series, voice acting, and cooperative gameplay, it was criticised for repetitive combat, lackluster level design, and technical issues.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013):
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (via Steam).
Also released in 2013, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is a downloadable game available on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. It aims to provide a more mature and realistic take on the TMNT franchise, incorporating elements from both the animated series and the comic books.
This game features a third-person action experience with an emphasis on cooperative play. Players can control any of the four turtles individually or switch between them seamlessly during gameplay. The combat system allows for combo attacks, special moves, and teamwork-based maneuvers. The game also includes platforming elements and puzzle-solving sections.
Reception: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” received mixed reviews from critics. While praised for its solid combat mechanics, character differentiation, and faithful depiction of the turtles, it was criticised for technical issues, repetitive level design, and a lack of depth in its gameplay and narrative.
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