Nickelodeon & Activision Team Up for the New TMNT Game

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Those of you who have been diligently indoctrinating your spawn to appreciate the greatness of turtle power will soon have a brand new game to play. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to make its way to the Xbox360, Nintendo 3DS and Wii systems. What better time than now for the new generation to experience the timeless awesomeness of the TMNT side scroller?

Following the success of their new CG-animated series, Nickelodeon is partnering with gaming giant Activision Blizzard to create an action brawler game that pays homage to the history of the entire TMNT franchise. The game features “an authentic storyline ripe with franchise-favorite characters and locations, with loads of combat and animated scenes.”

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While the TMNT franchise has changed a lot since its debut as a comic book in 1984, it’s nice to see that some things never change. Who doesn’t remember playing the classic arcade version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the local pizza joint?

According to Nickelodeon, the new side-scroller “stays true to the classic Turtles-style gameplay and atmosphere” that even features the classic arcade style of “drop-in-and-out co-op gameplay.” Just like the old days, I’ll stand in line and wait for my turn to play Donatello – I love that Bo!

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The game also promises to feature lots of Turtles humor, just like the new show which is “Funnier and with more ninjutsu than ever before.”

If you’re concerned that there’s no place for side-scrollers in the current video game climate, not to worry: The new Turtles is full of modern updates. The game “features character upgrades, secondary items and multiple gameplay modes.”

With such big names behind it, it’s pretty safe to get pumped up for a game your whole family can dive into together. “We’re thrilled to debut this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game for our younger Turtles fans,”says Nickelodeon’s Sherice Torres. The E 10+ rated title is “Jam-packed with all the ninjas, nunchucks and non-stop action Turtles fans crave.”

The game will hit retail outlets in North America on Oct. 22, 2013.

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