Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan announced for PS4 & PS3

Platinum Games delivers more of its trademark co-op combat action

I get to be Donatello. At some point, every hardcore TMNT fan picks a favourite. It’s not a selection that we take lightly, and maybe that’s because we know that our Turtle will become something of a lifelong friend. So, we carefully weigh each character’s pros and cons and make our choice based on the Turtle that resonates with our own personality. It might not be a conscious decision, but very few TMNT fans waver after making their initial selection.

Myself? I’m usually more of a ‘Mikey’ kind of guy, but Donnie has the coolest moves. So, if you and I ever play the co-op mode in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, I get to be Donnie. I called him first.

Before we play, though, you’ll need to select a Turtle. Leonardo’s katanas make him the most well rounded character, thanks to his medium-ranged reach and moderate attack speed. Raphael, on the other hand, is a little bit slower, but he’s a powerhouse. And even though Mikey’s nunchucks limit his strike zone, his attacks are the speediest of the bunch. And Donatello? His staff gives him the longest reach; so I’ll handle the ranged attacks.

If you’ve ever played a title from PlatinumGames, you’ll feel right at home with this one. The combat is fast-paced, silky smooth and customisable. Each Turtle’s distinctive fighting style compliments the others’ during an online co-op campaign, but you’ll need to select your teammates carefully. Co-op games require constant communication and collaboration, so you probably shouldn’t partner up with that friend who doesn’t reply to text messages for weeks at a time.

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Fans of the comic book series will definitely be familiar with the game’s art. PlatinumGames’ took a lot of inspiration from TMNT artist Mateus Santolouco, combining his distinctive style with their signature visuals, animations and combat.

Also, did I mention Bebop and Rocksteady? Shredder’s long-time accomplices are making their way back to the video game realm, along with a slew of other iconic enemies. And, for the record, the boss fights are crazy. Every boss has a collection of specialised manoeuvres and weapons, forcing players to devise a unique plan of attack and adjusting that plan when everything goes wrong.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is the game that the fanatics have been salivating for. And I can say that with confidence, because I haven’t stopped drooling since starting the project. We’re anticipating a Summer 2016 release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. In the meantime, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Which Turtle will you choose?

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crimsonidol-de 26 January, 2016 @ 15:10

Sure you can take Donnie, I prefer Leo. :D

Two questions:
1. Will the game also feature local co-op?
2. Physical version?

And I really enjoy the art-style.

Local co-op! Local co-op! Local co-op!

And I’m on Raph. :D

i wonder if Michelangelo is still a party dude.


It is looking good, need a little bit more gameplay though. Retail or just digital?

crimsonidol-de 27 January, 2016 @ 19:44

Amazon.de lists a retail version so I assume it will be physical europe-wide.

I loved Platinum’s recent take on Transformers so this is a no brainer for me

Meant to also say, you can keep Donatello, it’s Raphael all the way for me. The guy’s crazy

zalwelgoedgaan 26 January, 2016 @ 16:41

Finally a good Turtles game since SNES Tournament Fighters? Could it be?

Carnivius_Prime 26 January, 2016 @ 16:42

Loved Transformers: Devastation (my fave single player game of 2015 with only the multiplayer Rocket League topping it for my overal game of the year)) and hoped for a sequel with online co op, I guess this TMNT game is the next best thing. I actually really enjoyed Out of the Shadows on PS3 (especially the satisfying combat engine) and wanted something like that on PS4 so this is bound to tick that box too. Any chance of cel-shaded renditions of the current movie Turtles as optional skins as there’s a new film on the way (I know some people don’t like them but they’ve really grown on me enough to become my faves)?

CookieMonsterES 26 January, 2016 @ 17:27

Looks great! Looking forward to it :D

Will this have a single player campaign?

I’m pretty certain it’s an open world turtles game, Single player is the primary mode.

Looks cell shaded, concept art standard, don’t see the point needs panoramic polishing. it use to look that way for a reason and it wasn’t choice! Standards have progressed.

I hope it has combat similar to one my favourite games of 2015 Transformers Devastation and not like Legend of Korra as that game was easily the most disappointing games by PlatinumGames. I hope TMNT is getting a physical release.


No local co-op, no buy. I’m sick and tired of only online features. That’s why there is no split screen in Need for Speed. We have real friends, families, girlfrieds/boyfriends.

Might buy this. I was hoping it would look like the old cartoon.

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