The Turtles Are Back!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge may be a mouthful to say. Or a handful to type in my case, but this trailer makes it look absolutely incredible. It is giving off some serious Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game vibes from the visuals.
Outside of how smooth and good the game looks, this new trailer for Shredder’s Revenge has revealed that more than just the turtles will be playable. April O’Neil is a playable fighter, and I was sold on her when the trailer had her do a mic drop after a combo. That’s all I need to see.
April is focused on speed and agility and will be able to side kick allowing her to quickly close in on enemies and move around the battlefield as necessary.
It’s really easy for these types of games to have the female be the damsel in distress, so it’s nice to see her out kicking ass with the turtles. I’m most excited about this trailer opening the possibility of more non-turtle-based fighters to join the fray. While I admit I will probably stick with the turtles, Raphael has been my favorite since I was a kid; I like the diversity this beat ’em up lineup could have.
We seem to be living in a bit of a resurgence of the brawler that died out when Street Fighter 2 launched. I’m all for this genre making a comeback. Yeah, they aren’t the most complicated games, but they have a great feel and are a ton of fun to sit down and play through with a friend.
I also have quite a bit of faith in this title as it is being published by the Dotemu, the guys behind Streets of Rage 4. This publisher has already proven they know what fans want out of a beat ’em up. I’m also so thankful they are using the classic 1987 design and not the more modern one. I’m sorry, the modern TMNT designs are just ugly.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is set to launch on PC and Switch in 2022.
Source: Press Release