First Screenshots of Platinum Games' TMNT Game Leak

First Screenshots of Platinum Games' TMNT Game Leak

These cell-shaded pictures of "Turtles in Manhattan" all but confirm the existence of the game.

Remember how we reported that Bayonetta dev Platinum Games was probably working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game? Well, thanks to our friends over at Pure Xbox, we've now got some pretty definitive proof of the game's existence, in the form of these five in-game screenshots:

The new game will be entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, and from the looks of things, appears to be a cell-shaded 3D beat-em-up, probably with multiplayer elements. Earlier in the year, the game was classified for release in Australia, and given an "M" for Mature rating. The game was also classified in Brazil a few weeks earlier, which revealed it would be releasing on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

The Pure Xbox source also leaked the game's official box art, but it is a rather small and low quality image:

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That's all we know for now, but we have reached out to Platinum Games as well as Activision (the reported publisher) for more information.

Source: Pure Xbox

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Took me a second to realise those were headsets and not ears. The art's solid, and if I can get three buddies on this, I will likely pick it up.

Looks like they're taking their cues largely from the IDW comic series, but with some elements of the current live-action movie series.

I smell DLC and season passes. I'm going with Krang and the TechnoDrome being day-1 DLC. And several $.99 costumes and weapon skins. And Casey Jones will be...oh...$5.

Man... those screenshots are freakin' awesome.

Silentpony:
I smell DLC and season passes. I'm going with Krang and the TechnoDrome being day-1 DLC. And several $.99 costumes and weapon skins. And Casey Jones will be...oh...$5.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there is a single Platinum game that did that... I'm also struggling to think of a game they came out that actually had DLC.

Baresark:
Man... those screenshots are freakin' awesome.

Silentpony:
I smell DLC and season passes. I'm going with Krang and the TechnoDrome being day-1 DLC. And several $.99 costumes and weapon skins. And Casey Jones will be...oh...$5.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there is a single Platinum game that did that... I'm also struggling to think of a game they came out that actually had DLC.

Anarchy Reigns had DLC.

Rated M in Australia?

Not sure if typical Australian government prudishness, or Turtles iteration that is as awesome and violent as the comics.

I...I don't hate this.
Reminds me a mix of the new cartoon and the new comic series.

Being Plat at the every least the game play is going to be solid, though the game will probably be short.

I giggled like a kid. NINJA TURTLES! I can't wait for this.

If that M rating mean turtles with lethal weapons get to actually... you know KILL then I'll think about it.
It was always my biggest annoyance growing up that in the movies and cartoons I watched that the swords and sais weren't really used, unless the opposition was stab-proof/mechanical.

Honestly, what I see on screenshots looks ugly. I understand, celshading, stylization, but lack of detail with modern-style stock textures creates strong feeling of "we have low budget and are not going to do anything to hide it".

This looks promising, It's been a while since we had good TMNT game.
I'm such a fan I even bought that 'TMNT: Out of the Shadows'game which turned out to be pretty bad.
Wonder when this will come out.

Well now...this looks a lot better than the last few TMNT games. I can't wait for the official announcement so I can further lament the fact that I still don't have a PS4. Between that and Transformers Devastation though I'm just about out of reasons to not have one.

Shoggoth2588:
Well now...this looks a lot better than the last few TMNT games.

Is that really saying anything, though?

I like Platinum but TMNT does nothing for me.

I'm hoping this doesnt go the way of the Legend of Korra Platinum game

I hope that there is skin options based on the other TMNT shows to appeal to the other parts of the fanbase and give the game replayability.

Heck yeah, I really like the artstyle. Not sure what's up with the headsets but, they are definitely using the IDW comics.

Love the style, but I don't like the turtles' faces. They look far more human than I like. Otherwise it looks fun.

Baresark:
Man... those screenshots are freakin' awesome.

Silentpony:
I smell DLC and season passes. I'm going with Krang and the TechnoDrome being day-1 DLC. And several $.99 costumes and weapon skins. And Casey Jones will be...oh...$5.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there is a single Platinum game that did that... I'm also struggling to think of a game they came out that actually had DLC.

Sadly it might be possible. I could be wrong, but isn't this being published by activision? I'm guessing we'll be getting another legend of korra.

I hope it has a decent story to it; I like a little more context for my beat em ups.

That said, I am looking forward to this. DLC/in-game content or not, I know there will be some way to change out skins for the different characters (pc mods, yay).

Johnny Novgorod:
I like Platinum but TMNT does nothing for me.

Yeah, me too, which is sort of weird when I think about it. You see, I'm in love with all things 80's for some reason. And I wasn't even alive in the 80's, though my parents backwardness sure as hell kept it alive during my early childhood.

But 80's cartoons? Especially 'the big stuff' like TMNT (because lets be honest that's what most people know TMNT from) and Transformers and whatnot. So when I look at this and Platinum's previous game I just sorta go "Eh." Maybe because they were so obviously just long toy commercials?

I don't know. I'll go back to blasting some synthwave now. But I'm glad for TMNT lovers that Platinum is handling their IP now. Even their fuck-up was at least mediocre.

Cowabungaa:

Johnny Novgorod:
I like Platinum but TMNT does nothing for me.

Yeah, me too, which is sort of weird when I think about it. You see, I'm in love with all things 80's for some reason. And I wasn't even alive in the 80's, though my parents backwardness sure as hell kept it alive during my early childhood.

But 80's cartoons? Especially 'the big stuff' like TMNT (because lets be honest that's what most people know TMNT from) and Transformers and whatnot. So when I look at this and Platinum's previous game I just sorta go "Eh." Maybe because they were so obviously just long toy commercials?

I don't know. I'll go back to blasting some synthwave now. But I'm glad for TMNT lovers that Platinum is handling their IP now. Even their fuck-up was at least mediocre.

For a guy nicknamed "Cowabunga"

That looks pretty damn good, actually. I'm still getting used to the new IDW art style, but it's definitely got the hard grit I so desire in TMNT stories. Yeah, I did grow up with the Turtles' 80s cartoon, but I can't bear to watch that stuff any more, and I know that a lot of the past writing in the franchise has been pretty 'edgy', putting the whole thing squarely in the violent pulp shlock corner I so enjoy - without skimping on the humor.
I gotta say that aside from worrying about the game turning out a bit short, I'm pretty optimistic about this one. Nearly all of Platinum's games to this point have been a blast for me, and a beat-em-up with based on an 80s cartoon should be right in their wheelhouse. :)

Johnny Novgorod:

Cowabungaa:

Johnny Novgorod:
I like Platinum but TMNT does nothing for me.

Yeah, me too, which is sort of weird when I think about it. You see, I'm in love with all things 80's for some reason. And I wasn't even alive in the 80's, though my parents backwardness sure as hell kept it alive during my early childhood.

But 80's cartoons? Especially 'the big stuff' like TMNT (because lets be honest that's what most people know TMNT from) and Transformers and whatnot. So when I look at this and Platinum's previous game I just sorta go "Eh." Maybe because they were so obviously just long toy commercials?

I don't know. I'll go back to blasting some synthwave now. But I'm glad for TMNT lovers that Platinum is handling their IP now. Even their fuck-up was at least mediocre.

For a guy nicknamed "Cowabunga"

Hah, yeah, ironic right. That was actually a really shitty punny name for one of my WoW characters back when I still played that, obviously a Tauren.

Somehow the name stuck even though it's such an obvious TMNT reference and despite me not giving a hoot about TMNT.

I hope the M rating means that blades actually cut things and aren't just cooler looking sticks.

The art style is decent, but something doesn't seem right with the cel-shading and model detail. I have a feeling it will look atrocious in action. Bayonetta 1 and 2 looked good in stills, but in action everything was just so janky.

It makes me think of those early UnrealEngine3 games. They looked anywhere from decent to great in screen caps, but in real time, once characters and physics objects were animated....

Still, I was a massive TMNT fan as a kid in the 80's and early 90's. Can't say I'm still much of one but if this game's fun enough I'll at least give it a try.

It certainly can't be as bad as the Bay/Liebesman film, right?

Right...?

It's looking beautiful. Seems fun as well.

And Rocksteady and Bebop? Sold.

It's.... not entirely my cup of tea astetically, but definitely not bad looking. It's a weird feeling when you can acknowledge that something isn't to your liking, but is still worth merit.

In any case, freaking Platinum is involved, so it's definitely worth a look.

 

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