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Tournament Fighters Gets Rollback Netcode in TMNT: Cowabunga Collection

This is the year of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. First, the gang received a brand new adventure in the form of Shredder’s Revenge. Next, a massive compendium of old titles will launch this month as The Cowabunga Collection. Thirteen games will be available, including multiple versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters. It is the SNES version of said fighting game that is of particular interest. Konami has revealed the SNES TMNT Tournament Fighters will get rollback netcode in The Cowabunga Collection.

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Behold the news from the corporation itself:

A few of the beat ’em up games have nabbed online play, but the SNES version of TMNT Tournament Fighters is the only edition of that entry to have the feature. Given the fact it is a fighting game, it’s a godsend Tournament Fighters is receiving rollback netcode.

For those not in the know, rollback netcode is a way of reducing lag between online matches. It makes brawls feel local with attacks feeling like they connect instantly, even though your opponent is playing through the internet. Many current fighters use this quality-of-life improvement, so it’s great to see it being added to a classic video game.

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection will launch on August 30, 2022 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S. Developer Digital Eclipse is also including a bunch of design documents with text translated into multiple languages.

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Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.