Last year, Platinum Games decided to bring nostalgia back in style with Transformers: Devastation a beat-em-up that basically made gamers feel as if they were stuck in the ’80s cartoon doing their best to beat up Megatron, Starscream and more. So, if Platinum Games got that excitement out of Transformers, why not use it on probably the most beloved arcade beat-em-up of all time? Why not have Platinum Games touch four mutated turtle brothers who love pizza and have a knack for going back in time?

The concept for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan is loosely tied to the 2012 TV show, judging on the cel graphics. There’s no real gameplay footage but Turtle aficionados get plenty of closeups of Bebop, Rocksteady, Shredder, and more obscure baddie Armaggon. What one can tell is that Platinum Games got its cues from the Konami games of old such as Turtles In Time and the earlier arcade ports that kept fans popping in quarters hoping to get to the final boss and not get shell shocked.

Much like Devastation and Turtles In Time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan is a brawler that lives up to its lineage. There are some super moves that the Turtles can pull off to clear out more waves of the Foot Clan and we’re more than certain there’s going to be at least one water mission. Because turtles.

See the launch trailer to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan up top. The game arrives later this summer, right around the time that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel arrives in theaters.

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