I’ve often struggled on whether or not to cover Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games on this site, as technically they did start out as comic book characters. Whether or not I choose to cover TMNT games is still up for debate, but something I simply had to report on is the new TMNT game coming this fall from Activision to the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS.
Titled “Danger of the Ooze,” the game is set in the universe of the animated series, and thankfully not the new film, currently running on Nickelodeon. The game is a 2.5-D “Metroidvania” exploration game where players take on the roles of all four turtles special abilities to explore both New York and Dimension X in a story set between the second and third seasons of the series. While the quality of games produced by Activsion since they obtained the license has been questionable (TMNT: Out of the Shadows is one of the single worst games I’ve ever played,) fans can breath a sigh of relief knowing that this next game is coming from the folks at WayForward, whose track record includes Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Contra 4, and Aliens: Infestation.