Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo are back. After a five-year hiatus from console gaming, Dotemu and Tribute Games have unveiled a new title that aims to evoke the games of the 16-bit era: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Schroeder’s revenge.
You can check out the trailer for the upcoming game below.
World’s Scariest Fighting Team.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a multimedia franchise that has spawned countless comic books, television series, movies, toys, and even video games. The series was conceived by two underground comic book writers, Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. It was a parody of Frank Miller’s dark and gritty comics, such as his limited series Daredevil and Ronin. The juxtaposition of depicted violence with anthropomorphic animals amused her and convinced her to fund the concept in a series with tax refunds and a loan from Uncle Eastman.
Eastman and Laird drew four turtles that specialized in a particular weapon and tried to name them. But since they couldn’t find convincing Japanese names, they named them after famous Renaissance artists: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo. The comic spawned a successful multimedia franchise that spawned numerous imitators such as The Battletoads.
One of the most famous incarnations of the franchise is the animated series that began in 1987. The toning down of the violence and moral ambiguity of the source material gave the series a much lighter, family-friendly approach. Toy manufacturer Playmates commissioned the series after being approached to create merchandise for the franchise.
Another form of interaction with the cartoon was a side-scrolling action game developed by Konami for Castlevania. Released in 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the game was a financial success and paved the way for the studio’s subsequent games, such as. B. The Turtles in Time arcade game. Many of these titles have received rave reviews and good sales.
When the franchise received its second animated incarnation in 2003, Konami developed games based on the series for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. However, these titles have received mixed and negative reviews.
As the franchise has continued in other forms, many different publishers and developers, such as Ubisoft, Activision and even Platinum Games, have obtained licenses.
However, none of them could match the success of Konami’s earlier 16-bit titles.
Hero in a half shell
In an attempt to achieve the same fame as these records, Scott Pilgrim vs: Game developers Jonathan Lavin and Justin Cyr have announced a retro game called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge. Dotemu has already published other retro games, such as Streets of Rage 4 and Windjammers 2. The game is reminiscent of both the cartoon look from 1987 and the sounds Konami made when they beat the games.
No platform or release date has been announced yet.
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