The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting a new game on October 22.
Activision and Nickelodeon have teamed up to release a new side-scrolling TMNT game for the Xbox 360, Wii and 3DS as part of a three game deal based on the Nickelodeon TV series of the same name.
The press release from July 19discusses the new TMNT’s “authentic storyline ripe with franchise-favorite characters and locations” as well as “loads of combat and animated scenes.”
“We’re thrilled to debut this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game for our younger Turtles fans,” said Sherice Torres, Senior Vice President of Entertainment Products, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “Jam-packed with all the ninjas, nunchucks and non-stop action Turtles fans crave, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to delight fans around the globe when it launches in time for the holidays.”
The release then goes on to describe the game as “energetic” and “true to the classic Turtles-style gameplay and atmosphere.” TMNT will feature four-player local and online co-op play on the 360 and Wii, as well as character upgrades, secondary items and multiple modes.
The animated series the game is based on premiered on Sept 29, 2012 and is currently one of Nickelodeon’s top animated series with boys between 2 and 11. It reaches approximately 24 million viewers a month as it “explores the companionship of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence.” It airs on Nickelodeon Saturday mornings at 11 am.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will release Oct 22 in North America, Oct 23 in Asia and Australia and Oct 25 across Europe and Latin America.