While a lot of attention is being lavished upon the release of Overwatch today, another title hitting the storefronts is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. Developed by PlatinumGames, help the Turtles fight off Krang, Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady, and other notorious Turtles baddies.
TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan is a third person hack and slash adventure for up to four friends to play together online. Unfortunately, due to technically limitations, PlatinumGames couldn’t include local co-op. Each Turtle has their own fighting style, as well as special moves and abilities. Fun little gimmicks are also included such as when you get taken out in combat and you are not revived, you are sent back to your Turtle layer and have to hammer a button to eat as much pizza as you can to get back into the action. Cowabunga!
Special abilities include Leonardo’s ability to slow down time, while Michelangelo can perform cheerleading, which refills the cooldown time of the other turtles’ abilities.
The game features a bunch of collectibles to find, as well as boss battles to tackle. No reviews have surfaced from the sewers just yet, and with a price tag of €50, it might be a big risk unless you’re familiar and fond of Platinum’s style. As a Turtle fan however, I really can’t see myself skipping this one. Graphically, it looks great with its cel-shaded art style, with the world being created in Platinum’s vision of the Turtle universe.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.