Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game In The Works

Without doubt one of the fondest memories from my childhood is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It now appears a new game could be coming…

A new entry has appeared on the Australian Classification Board’s ratings database, which shows a multi-platform title by the name of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. The title will be developed by Platinum Games — the developer behind the Bayonetta series — and published by Activision. It will be interesting to understand when Platinum has time for this game, considering they are already working on Star Fox ZeroNier: Automata, and Scalebound. I would love to have a great TMNT game, but would prefer a darker image — think Rocksteady‘s Batman series — than this is likely to end up being. Let us just hope that it fairs better than the last time Platinum and Activision teamed up on a Nickelodeon IP — The Legend of Korra.

Sony Santa Monica teased us across social media yesterday with some gifs. The God Of War developer posted on Facebook, Twitter, and NeoGaf what appears to be a model of two legs mid-pirouette, all accompanied with the tagline #takeastep. One thing to take away from these teasers are that it does not appear to directly reference a God Of War follow-up. These teasers have come in the lead-up to two events where a full reveal could be possible: Thursday’s Video Game Awards, and Saturday’s PlayStation Experience. If I was a betting man I would put money on the Californian publisher being at Sony‘s event this weekend, in San Francisco. I’m very excited to see what they will do next!

Rocket League is one of 2015’s best surprises and continues to reach now milestones. Developer Psyonix has announced that the car-football game has now reached 8 million players on PS4 and PC. That number is likely to get an even bigger bump after it was discovered that the game has been rated for Xbox One. The listing has appeared on the Taiwanese video game rating board and would be in line with last month’s report that Psyonix would be announcing Rocket League for additional platforms before the end of the year. I’m glad that more people will be able to play this game, it really is a lot of fun!

Going back to the Taiwanese video game rating board and Dirt Rally may soon be coming to PS4 and Xbox One. The listing was spotted by Twitter user Lifelower, and follows the game’s early-access release on Steam back in April. At this stage, Codemasters has not confirmed that their racing game will be coming to any platform other than PC, but the history of the series would indicate that a console release shouldn’t be unexpected. I am a big fan of the Dirt series, and the Colin McRae Rally games that came before it, so would be very keen for it to come to Xbox One — my primary platform for racing games.

Closing the news, and we have a new trailer for Mighty No. 9. Keiji Inafune’s crowd-funded platformer is now only two month’s away and the latest trailer showcases the game’s features, modes, and, for the first time, the two player online co-op challenge and online race battle modes. After all the problems that the game has encountered, it will be interesting to see how the game turns out. One thing is for certain, Deep Silver is placing an emphasis on “fun!”

Until tomorrow,

Matt