Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin AAA Video Game Reportedly In Development
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, based on The Last Ronin graphic novel series, is reportedly in development. In an interview with Polygon, Doug Rosen, senior vice president of games and emerging media at Paramount Global, promised that the upcoming third-person, single-player action game will be similar in vein to the recent PlayStation game from Sony. God of the war securities. The AAA title will be aimed at a mature audience, just like the comic book, and is “a few years” away from release, currently in development by an unnamed studio. There’s also no word on a platform, but we can safely assume it will be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X.
For the uninitiated, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin was a five-issue miniseries set in a dark, futuristic battle-ravaged New York City, where three of the four Ninja Turtles were killed. The Sole Survivor then embarks on a seemingly hopeless mission to exact revenge on his lost family, donning a black mask and wielding the weapons of the dead – dual katanas, sai, nunchaku, and bo staff. The turtle’s identity is kept secret until the last pages of issue no. 1, as he confronts Shredder’s grandson. Much like the graphic novel, the upcoming video game will play with him as the central, single character, though his brothers may be playable in flashback sequences. Given that the titular Ronin carries the armaments of his brethren, we can expect the game to allow us to swap between them at all times.
Rosen didn’t mention a developer name either, but believes he’s found the “right partner” for the video game adaptation of The Last Ronin, maintaining AAA quality. He also suggested that there are opportunities for multiple TMNT games, aimed at younger and older audiences. The game franchise has seen a resurgence lately, thanks to the famous beat ’em up TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, where you can team up with six other players to beat the Foot Clan, Triceraton Warriors, and more. A collection of retro Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games, called The Cowabunga Collection, was also released last year, sparking some nostalgia for longtime fans.
Meanwhile, the pizza-loving, crime-fighting turtles are all set to appear in a new animated film – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. Directed by Jeff Rowe (Disenchantment), the film features stylized art and animation that plays with frame rates similar to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, charting the lives of the four Ninja Turtles as they navigate to the surface to win the hearts of New Yorkers. While the Turtles themselves are voiced by teenage actors, the supporting cast is filled with big names such as Jackie Chan (Rush Hour), Seth Rogen (Superbad), Ayo Edebiri (the bear), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Maya Rudolph (Licorice Pizza), and more.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin is still in early development and will likely release on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X. Rosen promised more information in the “months and years to come”.
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