TMNT: Mutants In Manhattan - 10 Things Fans Are Going To Love

Is this the love-letter fans have been asking for?

Platinum Games
Platinum Games

Another year, another licensed video game. Though their presence has somewhat waned in recent years, the venerable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with a bang this summer, revelling in a resurgence that owes its success in no small part to a fantastic Nickelodian TV series, an intense and creative re-imagining of their comic book roots in IDW, and a summer movie blockbuster franchise that, to the surprise of fans world over, has a sequel that actually looks rather entertaining.

Sadly, this success has so far eluded the Turtles in the gaming medium, having mustered up an immensely disappointing downloadable title in 2013 that was anything but deserving of the license. Gamers shouldn't be surprised, however, to learn that Platinum Games (of Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Rising fame) have been hard at work invoking the same sentiments of nostalgic wonder in their latest release, aptly titled 'Mutants in Manhattan.'

It comes equipped with an open-world (something itself alien to the Turtles license), a cool new comic book-esque cel-shaded colour pallet, and the typical hack n' slash beat em' up gameplay Platinum have made their names on perfecting. It looks like a great big love-letter to the Turtles mythos, and as each new demo and trailer gets released, the prospect of a truly worthy successor to Turtles in Time becomes increasingly apparent...

Comics Editor
Comics Editor

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