But the question is: is that a good thing? Announced this past Monday, Nickelodeon will be partnering with Activision for a three-game deal heralded by a downloadable title, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The trailer for the game, which depicts an interesting visual mix of the 1990 film and the more recent cartoon series, doesn’t reveal much but what it does show has many fans split between excitement and skepticism.
Described by Activision in their press release yesterday:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a third-person brawler game set in New York City, taking gamers through articulated, true-to-life environments filled with action-packed adventures as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Featuring an original hyper-realistic 3D-style, gamers can experience four-player online co-op play while stomping out the Foot Clan and unleashing turtle torment on any foe that gets in their way.
They also promise an “immersive world, deep character development, and an intuitive, skill-based combat system built around combo-driven action.” A seemingly tall order for a downloadable game, but who knows… stranger things have happened. In development by Red Fly Studio (Thor: God of Thunder, Ghostbusters: The Video Game) the game currently has launch date of Summer 2013 as a digital download on XBLA, PSN and Steam.