Classic arcade-style Ninja Turtle action is making a return. Today, publisher Dotemu announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, which it says was “inspired by the classic TMNT brawlers we all kicked shell in as kids,” including the early ‘90s hit Turtles in Time.
For players, that means old-school pixel art based on the original 1987 character designs and co-op brawler action with up to four people. Also, for some reason, Mike Patton is here to sing the classic theme song in the debut trailer. Here’s the basic setup for the game, which looks to span a huge range of classic TMNT locales:
With Bebop and Rocksteady assaulting Channel 6 and stealing super gnarly devices to support Krang and Shredder’s latest twisted plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge sees the Turtles battling across a righteous range of timeless TMNT locations. From Manhattan and Coney Island, to city rooftops and dank sewers, help the fearsome foursome trounce Foot Soldiers, Triceraton Warriors, and Rock Troops all the way to Dimension X!
While it’s too early to tell how well the game channels those classics, the creative team does have a strong pedigree. The game is billed as a collaboration between Dotemu, which worked on the excellent throwback Streets of Rage 4, and Tribute Games, which features some of the talent behind Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Gameand the cult hit TMNT game that launched on the Game Boy Advance.
There’s no word yet on when Shredder’s Revenge will launch, but Dotemu says it will be coming to both PC and consoles.