Listen up kiddos, because this is some premium news…Apparently RockSteady, the game studio behind last year’s blockbuster hit Batman: Arkham City, has set its sights on another comic book property for its next game. And no, it’s not Superman, it turns out the guys at RockSteady are huge TMNT fans. That’s right, they’re going to make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.
I have to warn you, all of this has been taken from an unverified source, but it’s taken the Internet by storm over the past few days and I thought you guys should know about it.
Here’s a full run-down of what this new game will feature courtesy of our friends at CBM:
– Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Crisis is the alleged name 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, and PlayStation 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.