TMNT: THE LAST RONIN Comic Is Getting a Video Game Adaptation

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are one of the most iconic foursomes in pop culture history. Those heroes in a half-shell are also one of the most fun. A big reason why is how they work as a group and a family. But the franchise’s next adaptation won’t feature all of them. It definitely won’t be all fun, either. A new video game based on the popular, more mature TMNT: The Last Ronin comic book miniseries will let players seek revenge for their fallen turtle brothers.

The cover of TMNT: The Last Ronin from IDW Publishing, fetauring an unseen Ninja Turtle with many weapons on their back against a black background with a red sun
IDW Publishing

Doug Rosen, senior vice president for games and emerging media at Paramount Global, told Polygon development is underway on a The Last Ronin video game adaptation. The five-issue comic miniseries, from IDW Publishing, features a much darker story than most Ninja Turtle projects.

The story follows one member of the group as he seeks revenge against the Foot Clan for killing his brothers and Splinter. It takes place in a future dystopian New York City, a far cry from the usual colorful world the characters inhabit.

A page from TMNT: The Last ROnin comic featuring the Ninja Turtle in a black mask and hood hiding behind a wall in a large factory room
IDW Publishing

Which Turtle is the lone survivor on a quest for revenge, the one who wears a black mask and uses the weapons of all four members? That’s not revealed until the end of the first issue. Rosen said the potential video game would hew closely to the comic book story. He also said it will be similar to God of War‘s third-person action role-playing games. That doesn’t mean players will be restricted to only fighting as the last living Ninja Turtle. Flashbacks could allow users to also play as the others.

(If you can’t help yourself and want to know which Turtle is the Ronin, we’ll reveal his identity at the bottom of this post.)

Rosen wouldn’t share the name of the studio they’re working with. But he did say the game is still “years away” from hitting stores. So you have plenty of time to read the comic book series first. Plus, by then some young fans will be old enough to play it. It will target an older audience, same as the comic. And while the story isn’t the most fun in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle history, getting revenge for those fallen heroes will be.

Oh, yeah, the Ronin’s identity.

Spoiler Alert

It’s Michelangelo. He’s the one throwing a vengeance party… for one.

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