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New TMNT Game Coming to 3DS

While many of you will remember that Activision signed on to produce three games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in early 2013, others might be baffled that there is yet another TMNT game being released by the publisher. After the moderate success of Out of the Shadows and a game based on the Nickelodeon series that they barely even bothered to advertise, fans were beginning to wonder what the third game had in store for them. Sadly, this little 3DS game is it. There isn’t much information available about this title, but from what I have been able to gather, this will be released only on the portable handheld console from Nintendo.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3DS Game


Of course, the fact that there isn’t much information about this game isn’t exactly startling, as it would appear that Activision is taking a similar approach to this title as they took with the last game they produced, which didn’t fare well with the reviewers. Whether or not this is any indication of the quality of the game has yet to be seen, but it seems as though they aren’t putting much effort into advertising this, instead relying on the popularity of the new movie to sell the title. Movie tie-in games aren’t always bad, but any gamer worth their salt knows that history hasn’t been kind to them. Considering this is the first we’ve heard about the game and it’s due to be released in a month, I’m not holding out high hopes for the title.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3DS Game 2


This time around, the game focuses on the Ninja Turtles from producer Michael Bay’s new film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The story seems to be based around the movie, although there is no confirmation that it is a 1-to-1 retread of the plot from the film. On the off chance that the game’s plot does borrow heavily from the film, here is Activision’s description of the game in a halfshell:

“Mad genius Baxter Stockman’s mutant and robotic horrors have teamed up with the shadowy armies of the Foot Clan to terrorise New York City and only Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello can protect its subways, sewers, rooftops and streets from their devastating campaign.”


Obviously, it doesn’t sound like the same plot we have seen in the trailers, so it might actually be a completely different story. Still, one has to wonder just how much of the game is true to the plot of the movie, as these screenshots reveal a character that haven’t even been confirmed for the movie — Slash.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3DS Game 3

It’s more than likely that this is just an addition to the game and won’t be seen in the film, but it is interesting nonetheless. The game itself looks like it could be a hack and slash beat-em up title with an isometric view, which is not exactly normal but it also doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be bad. With at least one character that you might not have expected to see, this game might be worth a shot. That being said, the fact that Activision hasn’t done much to advertise the game does indicate that they don’t want anyone seeing it or reviewing it too early before release, which publishers and developers often do when they know they’ve got a stinker on their hands. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what comes of this one.

What do you think? Will this new 3DS game be worth a shot, or is it just another title that will sit on the shelf and collect dust? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or sound off in our forums!

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Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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