Activision has removed Platinum's Turtles game from Steam, PlayStation Network and the Xbox Games Store.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade machine is an oddity which, despite not being all that great, enraptured a generation of players. The XBLA re-release's incredible sales suggests most of them still play games and, for whatever reasons, Turtles arcade is one of those games that has a little bit of resonance. Not least because most other video game interpretations of the Turtles, which seem to be prime 'game' material, have fallen so woefully short.
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Platinum Games has been around for nearly ten years at this point and has produced some of the best action games ever made. As the studio has grown, however, various teams within the company have taken on smaller, lower-budget projects, including last year's surprisingly solid Transformers: Devastation. The results aren't always so successful, however, as we saw with 2014's The Legend of Korra - a game many viewed as the studio's worst title. But, with the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, that may have changed.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, the next hack-and-slash action affair by Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), will launch on 24th May for PS4, Xbox One,, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
The release date was revealed in a new trailer exclusive to IGN (but embedded below). As you can see, plenty of new bosses are prominently displayed like Bebop, Rocksteady, Krang, Armaggon, Karai, and a brief tease of Super Shredder.
Prior to this Platinum collaborated with Activision on a couple of other cartoon series spin-offs including the The Legend of Korra and Transformers Devastation. The former may have been somewhat lackluster, but the latter was worth a recommendation.
Activision has - finally - lifted the lid on Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game and it looks as great as you'd expect a game from perhaps the best action developer in the business to look.
Just over a month ago a Platinum Games-developed, Activision-published Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game was spotted on the Australian Classification Board. Now that title's Achievements have been leaked on XboxAchievement.com, despite the fact that it's still not been formally announced.
Bayonetta, Vanquish and Revengeance developer Platinum Games is developing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title, according to a listing on the Australian Classification Board.