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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Revealed

The Turtles return in an all-new adventure from Activision and PlatinumGames.

By Josh_Engen_ on January 25, 2016
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The Heroes in a Half Shell are taking back the streets of New York, and they’re doing it with the kind of style that only PlatinumGames can deliver. In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael combine their unique skillsets to take on Bebop, Rocksteady, Shredder, and a posse of other iconic bosses.

And if that description doesn’t get your blood flowing, check out the trailer:

For years, hardcore fans have been asking for a TMNT game that lets players team up for a little co-op action, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is exactly what they’ve been looking for.  And if online co-op isn’t your cup of tea, you can always complete the campaign individually and dynamically switch between Turtles in the heat of battle.

Long-time fans will undoubtedly recognize the art. The developers took a lot of inspiration from IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series, blending it with their own distinctive visuals and animation. And lets not forget about the combat. PlatinumGames’ mastery of fast-paced, silky smooth combat is on full display, but referring to this game as an “Action Brawler” doesn’t really do it justice.  Director Eiro Shirahama explains it this way:

"We’ve put a lot more into this game than just combat: you can climb walls, glide along wires, and there’s a lot of freedom of movement that ties into the action. With this game, players will be able to feel like they’re the Turtles themselves, running, grinding, and gliding around NYC to prevent crimes."

Each Turtle has a unique stable of maneuvers that bolsters the team’s offensive potential. And when the battle gets really tough, they can combine their strength for an enemy-obliterating team attack. But I should probably warn you; the Foot Clan won’t be easily defeated, even if your teammates are.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is anticipating to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC this summer. In the mean time, you have to ask yourself one very important question: Which Turtle will you choose?

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It's such a shame that system-link (LAN) for the Xbox 360 version is going to be missing on a TMNT game that looks so good. Four players in one room, offline, playing on a Local Network, would have been so much fun. The bane of the console gaming industry has been its insistence on pursuing that highly elusive "Cash Cow" known as the online gaming community, and its alleged deep wallet, all at the exclusion of the greater community of offline players. The Xbox 360's Gold accounts never amounted to even half of the total number of Xbox 360s sold at retail, and the number of Xbox Ones sold thus far amount to the total number of Gold subscribers on the Xbox 360 at its peak. Offline gaming is dying, not because the consumers want it dead, but because the industry does.

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