Kowabunga, man! Tribute Games, with publisher Dotemu, will soon release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder;s Revenge. While there is no release date just yet, developers released the official trailer on March 10, showcasing cutscenes, beat-em-up gameplay, and brief clips from boss battles against Bebop and Rocksteady.
Shredder’s Revenge is a sequel to the 1987 Konami Game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time on the arcade/SNES. Turtles in Time, its self a sequel to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game, improved the original in terms of music, gameplay and graphics, becoming Konami’s best-selling arcade title at the time.
From what’s seen on the trailer, we can definitely see that Shredder’s Revenge takes at least two of those things up another level. Mike Patton (Faith No More and Mr. Bungle) performs the original theme song from the 1987 animated series, and the graphics, while pleasingly retro, take advantage of modern technology for a more polished, eye-catching look.
Developers of the game include Jonathan Lavigne and Justin Cyr, two of the founders of Tribute Games. Cyr and Lavigne, whose credits include Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, are also TMNT veterans for their work on the 2007 Game Boy Advance game, TMNT, by Ubisoft. For its own part, Tribute Games has produced retro games such as Panzer Paladin, Flinthook and Mercenary Kings.
Shredder’s Revenge will be released on home consoles and PC. The Steam page for the game is available here. Add it to your wishlist to get notified when the game is released!