Platinum Games and Activision are working on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game called Mutants in Manhattan. It appears to cover all of the major feuds the turtles had with the likes of Bebop and Rocksteady, Shredder, Crang and King Shark.
The latest trailer for the game let loose the details on the release date for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. The game is set to arrive on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on May 24th in two month’s time. You can check out the trailer below, which features many of the different villains and baddies that the turtles will face off against.
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One of the common questions in the comment section of the trailer above was “does it have multiplayer?” it seems like a stupid question to ask when it’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, but these days they’ll throw out a single-player game based on a popular multiplayer title and charge you later to bring your friends along.
The question is actually answered in the form of a video where we get to see the four-player cooperative online mode in action as all four turtles battle it out in a city sandbox stage where April rolls out some missions and the players can choose to take them on.
The setup and gameplay is almost identical to Transformers: Devastation and you can see it in action below courtesy of GameSpot.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on Bebop in a boss battle preview from TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan. Subscribe to us on YouTube Gaming!
As far as the gameplay is concerned, it’s a standard beat-’em-up made in the same vein as the old 2D games on the 16-bit consoles. The only difference is that Platinum Games has made it and it’s in 3D.
I do worry that maybe Platinum could be diminishing their reputation a bit with these cheap cash-in games for Activision. It’s not a very becoming role for a studio as revered as Platinum. It’s like seeing a famous samurai hired to guard a 7Eleven. Yeah he’ll make sure no crime goes down and he’ll definitely protect the place, but it’s like… shouldn’t this famous samurai be slicing and dicing real bad guys in a more important mission somewhere?
In the case of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, the gameplay looks solid enough and if Activision was smart they would price it at about $30 to get the most out of the game. It’s not really $60 worthy and the levels are too empty and the gameplay is a bit too shallow to expect to the average gamer to shell out $60 for the game. Then again maybe there are a lot of replayable elements in the game like Transformers: Devastation? I don’t know… we’ll find out when the game launches on May 24th for home consoles and PC.