The official announcement trailer for the long-rumored Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant in Manhattan leaks online, revealing the game’s focus on 4-player co-op.
One has to feel for Platinum Games. Leak after leak has occurred for the studio’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan game, and a day ahead of the game’s planned official reveal, it has suffered yet another leak, with its trailer now available online for the world to see.
Shortly after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan trailer leaked, publisher Activision released the official trailer, and with it, some more detailed information about the game. Players will apparently be able to customize the move set of the turtles to some extent, and there will be team combo attacks as well to encourage cooperation between players. Activision promises that players will be able to band together to fight enemies in various locations of New York City, though it’s still unclear if the game is open world, as rumored.
What is clear is that the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game will have a cel-shaded art style, as was originally indicated by its leaked images. The trailer also shows off the 4-player co-op action that was first hinted at by TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan‘s leaked achievement list, along with some of the villains that players can expect to fight in the game.
See Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan in action in the trailer below:
As can be seen in the trailer, the turtles will have to face off against the likes of the Foot Clan, Shredder, a chainsaw-wielding Bebop, Rocksteady, and even the lesser known shark villain, Armaggon. The additional information released by Activision also confirms Krang for the game, so TMNT enthusiasts can expect quite the rogues galley from Mutants in Manhattan.
Even considering the acclaimed work Platinum Games did with the Transformers franchise, it’s still somewhat surprising to see how all-out the studio is going with the TMNT license. What’s also surprising is the amount of story content shown in the trailer, perhaps suggesting that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan will have more focus on narrative than some of Platinum’s other games.
With the first official trailer now available for TMNT fans to gush over, it will be a long wait until the game’s planned summer release. Here’s hoping that more trailers are released in the meantime that go into more depth in regards to the game’s co-op gameplay and possible open world elements, which are sure to be its biggest selling points when it releases later this year.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan will be available this summer for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.