You've seen the trailer, but now it's time to take a closer look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. Developer Platinum Games has released the first batch of official screenshots, and we have to admit that the art style's starting to grow on us.
Much like in the studio's last outing, Transformers: Devastation, there's a really nice use of colour here, and a decent amount of detail gives the otherwise cartoony visuals a relatively gritty feel. The images also show terrible twosome Bebop and Rocksteady, who are looking pretty intimidating, but we're sure that a few good smacks over the head from Donatello's staff will keep them under control.
How do you think the game looks? Would you have preferred a lighter feel, or do you appreciate the title's style? Order some pizza in the comments section below.
I haven't watched or played TMNT since I was a kid! Going to go look at the trailer now, I wouldn't mind a decent turtle game even now.
Hope this is good on PS3 and I really hope it has local co-op...
looks great, this style gives them the opportunity to achieve 1080p 60fps more easily than their other game engine they are using for NiER. Platinum Games knows what they are doing and that's because they are one of the best game developers in last decade.
2016 is going to be a big year for them with NiER Automata and Ninja Turtles.
Can't wait for it! Leo's face still looks odd, but I hope the game will kick shell.
It's 100% the art style from the current IDW comic series.
Which is awesome by the way. If you like Ninja Turtles and don't buy and read this......... what the hell is the matter with you.
Donnie was MURDERED by Rocksteady and his huge hammer in 2015, but was resurrected in the body of Fugitoid.
Leo Joined Shredder and became evil.
Buy the comic, buy this game. Best storylines for Ninja Turtles ever. Batman / TMNT cross over soon (if not now)
Awesome story lines
Looks like we finally might get a decent TMNT game after all these years.
Whoa!!!??? What's happened to my comments!!!???
@JoeBlogs it would appear possibly what I typed is the storyline to the new game and is considered a spoiler???? Even though the storyline is over a year old and no more of a spoiler than every marvel film being based in an existing comic storyline.
@Patinator buy the IDW comic, this game is 100% based in it. Art style and storyline.
@JoeBlogs yes way!!! Comment has been removed now, so you may have got a sneak peak at what planned for this game
What's even better about the comic lore over the cartoon is that the turtles did not start off as turtles but actually were born human and actually ARE Hamato Yoshi's four son's.
Looking at the screens' I can't believe how amazing this game looks, the screenshots look like they were literally lifted straight off the comic book pages fm from IDW!
looking closer at the bebop and rocksteady screen I can indeed see that I had previously typed a spoiler apologies.
Wasn't my fault though. It's a scene from a comic last year so not really a spoiler unless you are about to play a game 100% based on an awesome comic you've never read????
Wait...... didn't Avengers Assemble enter the top ten all time movie gross and the comic came no where near that???????
Was always Leo for me in 1990. Think it was swords, and blue sold me.
Since the new animated series and comics, I think Mikey is a great character. Genuinely has me cracking up in the cartoon, some brilliant script. But his character in the IDW comic is the most balanced and interesting.
Leo kicks way more ass in the comic too, seriously bad. Technically better than Raph and as powerful, just way more controlled. Totally different character from all other iterations of his character and painted more as a genuine leader.
Casey Jones is also amazing in the comic along with Rocksteady as the stand out villain, with Slash and Hob as great anti-heroes.
@DESS-M-8 Your comments weren't deleted they just had spoiler tags added. Click on the area to see what you typed.
@Tasuki Ahhhhhhh didn't know you could do that.
How come they were censored in that way then?
@Tasuki Anyone can do spoiler tags just use (spoiler)then your text (/spoiler)
Replace () with [ ] though to make it work.
The game looks amazing! Right now I'm just hoping that it has 4 player co-op option. A TMNT game without co-op just doesnt feel right to me.
@DESS-M-8 Nice to know. When I first saw it I thought that this game looked like a comic. I didnt know that the art style was inspired by the IDW comics.
@DESS-M-8 The turtles is one of the worst stories in the history of cartoons. Some mutant turtles brought up by a rat who live in a sewer as nobody likes them, are in constant battle with a ninja and an alien afterbirth for no other reason than to protect the ungrateful citizens of new York. It doesn't have 'great storylines' its not even well animated or has consistent themes. If Leo becoming evil (there was a storyline in a film were Donatello strikes out on his own) is the best this story has to offer, or some ridiculous resurrection pathway, then what does that tell you? If you want to watch cartoons for storylines go and watch Full metal alchemist, Fist of the North Star or even Regular show. Turtles is for babies.
@themcnoisy that's just a totally childish statement.
Rocksteady and Bebop battering Donatello until finally Rocksteady crushes Donnie's skull with a sledgehammer and murders him is hardly a storyline for babies. Had to "edit" that issue when reading it my son who loves the turtles.
We re not talking 18 rated cartoons for the sake of being 18 rated, what has garbage like alchemist got to do with turtles anyway? totally different concept.
My point is that the Turtles was a kids cartoon in the 80'/90's, those who only remember that show run from when they were kids and were huge turtle fans would be well serviced by the new more matured comic incarnation by IDW.
To just rip on something with no idea about it just seems weird, and then try and one-up it with something irrelevant is just pathetic. This is turtles, a discussion about turtles and how it has developed. Not turtles is major hardcore and better than anything else, that's just immature. If the discussion was "Turtles enters hardcore anime arena and is best thing ever" then I can see (sort of) you getting wound up by that. ut you point as it stands is completely without point.
Did you previously like turtles and still enjoy animation? you would have a good chance of liking this game based on a part of the turtles franchise that has the most meat.
Did you never like turtles and hate animation? don't read it/ play it and shut up.
Neither of these camps? why even open your mouth?
I can dig it. After Transformers I am really hyped to see what Platinum does with this one.
@WanderingBullet I dunno man. I don't think it'd be comfortable territory for Platinum to do co-op..
@B3ND3R True, don't think they've ever done a co-op game before but one can only hope… If they don't do co-op, then my guess is that we'll have the ability to switch between characters on the fly.
@DESS-M-8 "what has garbage like alchemist"
Really? And turtles is good?
Are you actually the worlds biggest fan of tmnt or something? FMA is like a million times better than TMNT.
I'm not even getting into that pointless debate of "what I think is the best is better than what you think is the best" I'm a 34 year old man, and according to your profile; you're 35. That kind of pathetic argument outstayed its welcome in playgrounds over two decades ago for us surely; especially over a cartoon!?
My discussion point is that the IDW comics is the best source material for basing a TMNT video game on. To suddenly say something else is better is just completely irrelevant.
"Platinum Games are making a new turtles video game." The fact you think Full Metal Alchemist is better does not matter in the slightest, don't you agree? You like FMA, you love FMA, that's wonderful. Not really a comment that has any away on how a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game being developed will turn out though is it?
Have you even read the new TMNT comic? You never know, you might like it, you obviously like anime and you obviously liked turtles at some point in your life. I'm presuming you haven't read it as you stated that a rat raised baby turtles which has nothing to do with the IDW comic run, only the cartoon series, which as you say, is aimed at children; of course it is. It's intended as children's entertainment and to sell merchandise to said demographic, doesn't mean you're not allowed to enjoy. TMNT had a resurrection for me as my boy became a fan of the new incarnation of it and I got to enjoy it all over again. Started reading the new comic and found I was actually very impressed.
Hence, making a game based on the new comic is a genius step and has a strong foundation for building an awesome TMNT experience, given the source material being used; versus the Ubisoft games based on the Nickelodeon cartoon series.
Is there a way to post jpeg's into these comments in the forums? wanting to post some comparison shots between the comic and the game for comparison but can't see how to do it? I've seen other posts with photos included in them.
Not a TMNT fan, but it looks pretty nice. Trailer was also good.
@DESS-M-8 I'm a 34 year old man, and according to your profile; you're 35. That kind of pathetic argument outstayed its welcome in playgrounds over two decades ago for us surely; especially over a cartoon!?
So you don't like cartoons? Haha lol. Fair play - I may actually grab the comic now. What's it IDW will pick one up. If its rubbish we are heading to the playground!
Quite intrigued on that versions play on the introduction of the turtles now. And yes I really dislike tmnt the cartoon and FMA is the best cartoon / anime around.
@themcnoisy Love cartoons, I just think arguing over them makes people our age look a bit ridiculous.
Nothing wrong with FMA, but haven't watched any anime for YEARS wife and kids not really into them yet. The boy watches Turtles and Pokémon and that's closest I get really haha.
Used to watch Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Crying Freeman and Ninja Scroll loads about 15 years ago. Never got into Full Metal Alchemist or Neo-Evangelicon -whatever-it-was.
@DESS-M-8 If you type...
[ img ] put your picture's URL here [ /img ]
Without the spaces, it should work.
It always bugged me how TMNT could never stick with the same canon. Or at least 2. One for the mature audience and one for the kids. And there's like a million reboots. Tho I have to say the Nick show ain't terrible.
Their faces look kinda derpy in this game, not as awful as in that latest movie tho. So which show/comic are these turtles based of anyways? Doesn't seem very clear to me.
@THEONE19 Bayonetta on the PS3 looked horrible though I was really dissapointed. Dumping it on Sega a few months before release it looked so bad I didnt finish it. Vanquish made it better it was great.
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