Fans of beat ‘em ups and the Ninja Turtles alike have been hotly anticipating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge since its announcement last year. That excitement was mixed with trepidation, though, because the game was only announced for Switch and PC up until now. Now, publisher Dotemu and developer Tribute Games have finally confirmed that Shredder’s Revenge will come to Xbox and PlayStation as well. Not only that, but the Turtles’ master, Splinter, will be playable for the first time in a videogame. Cowabunga!
The playable Splinter announcement rounds out a cast of six playable characters. In addition to all four Turtles, intrepid reporter April O'Neil will be playable as well. While April has been playable in a previous game (TMNT: Tournament Fighters), this is the first time we know of that she and Splinter have been playable characters in a beat 'em up. In the new trailer, Splinter looks quite dapper for an old rat. Not only does he thwart numerous robotic Foot Soldiers, but he also has a special move in which shadow versions of himself dash forward at enemies.
Official Shredder's Revenge description:
Inspired by the Turtles’ iconic 1987 [cartoon designs], Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge brings New York City’s most righteous ninjas to life with gorgeous pixel art that’d look right at home in your favorite retro arcade. From showdowns with infamous rivals like Bebop and Rocksteady to returns to signature locales like Dimension X, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is a bodacious celebration of classic TMNT beat-em-ups with its own modern touches.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will arrive on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and Steam sometime this year. No price or specific release date is known yet, but you'll learn about those details as soon as we do!