Heroes in a half shell return, as Activision announces new TMNT game based on the hit Nickelodeon show

Terrified at the prospect of getting only one Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game this year, and want one that smells less like Michael Bay? Well, hooray for you, because Activision has announced a new videogame based on the current cartoon airing on Nickelodeon, simply titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Developed by Magic Pockets, this side-scrolling beat-em-up bridges the gap between the show’s first and second seasons, and gamers can look forward to four-person, local, drop-in/drop-out co-op (but only on the console versions) as they fight over who gets to play as Donnie because he will clearly have the longest range with his STICK. Character upgrades, extra items, and numerous gameplay modes will also be included, and the game’s story will unfold through animated cutscenes featuring locales straight from the cartoon (which is surprisingly good, coming from a jaded curmudgeon like me who is usually “80’s VERSION OR BUST!”).

Look for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles later this year at retail, for the Wii, 360, and 3DS (no WiiU and PS3 versions?! The Hell?!). More info on the four renaissance painters turned ninjas can be found at their Facebook page.

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