For Ninja Turtles fans, the best video games ever created were the arcade titles released in 1989 and 1991 (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Turtles In Time). Now, a new game titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge coming soon to PC and consoles will be the spiritual successor to those fan-favorite games.
This new side scrolling beat-em-up is courtesy of publisher Dotemu and developer Tribute Games. In addition to the adorable retro pixel art style of the game, invoking the Turtles’ classic 1987 design, players can look forward to hearing the iconic TMNT theme song sung by Mike Patton of Faith No More.
We don’t know much about the plot yet except that henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady are working hard to gather “gizmos” in order to help Krang and Shredder in their dreams of world domination. But we do know that the four playable turtles will have “shell-shocking new abilities built on a foundation of classic brawling mechanics” based on the game’s recent press release.
However it ultimately plays, it looks like this game is in good hands. Developer Dotemu is perhaps best known for bringing gamers the awesome Streets of Rage 4. Meanwhile, some of the talent at Tribute Games is responsible for bringing us Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, a beloved title that was recently re-released to nearly universal acclaim.
With its pixel art design and arcade roots, Shredder’s Revenge is sure to be a hit with retro gamers. But as a family-friendly casual and cooperative brawler, it looks like this title may be a hit with younger generations as well.
No release date has been announced, but you can add Shredder’s Revenge to your wishlist on Steam now.