April O'Neil Is a Playable Character in Upcoming TMNT Game - Nerdist

April O’Neil Is a Playable Character in Upcoming TMNT Game

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had many animated incarnations over the years. Despite all the different iterations,  the late ’80s/early ’90s cartoon will be the default versions for most fans. Therefore, this was also the peak era of TMNT video games. Many of us have fond memories of playing Turtles in Time and The Manhattan Project, among others.

As a tribute to those four player, side-scrolling games of yesteryear, we’ve learned (via Kotaku) that the folks at Dotemu and Tribute Games are joining forces to create a retro style game for PCs and consoles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. And you can check out the game’s old school style reveal trailer, which will give you all the nostalgic feels, right here:

Here’s the game’s official description:

“With Bebop and Rocksteady amassing gizmos to support Krang and Shredder’s latest scheme, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge finds the turtles battling through a breathless tour of iconic TMNT locations to thwart their nemeses’ most diabolical plan yet. Armed with shell-shocking new abilities built on a foundation of classic brawling mechanics, the gang are in for an exhilarating, Foot Clan-stomping romp leading them through the sewers and bustling boroughs of New York City all the way to Dimension X.”
April O'Neil holding a slice of pizza for a turtle in TMNT game


If that didn’t take you right back to the early ’90s, we’re not sure what can. All of this looks very classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which we’re sure will delight many fans. Oh, and that version of the classic TMNT theme song? Vocals come courtesy of Mike Patton, frontman for bands like Faith No More and Mr. Bungle. Plus the latest glimpse at the game reveals April O’Neil is a playable character.

We don’t have a heck of a lot of information for this game yet. There isn’t even a proper release date window. All we know is that Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello are coming in 2022 to consoles and PC via Steam.

Originally published March 10, 2021.

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