|Rumour: Rocksteady's next project is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?|
|Posted: 24.01.2012 13:51 by Simon Priest||Comments: 3|
WARNING! Extreme rumour is likely that; extreme. According to whispers in the rarest places - the Internet - Rocksteady is going to New York with teenaged ninja-trained turtles?
If you haven't already started getting heart pains from your 'pinch of salt' overdose yet then read on. 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Crisis' is the alleged title.
This rumour comes from the who reports they don't quite believe it's all true. Anyway, for the sake of heart ache let's list what 'could be if true' - it's likely not.
Here's the summary breakdown of the rumour:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Crisis is the alleged name of the title.
- Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo are the four playable characters, each with their own varied move set and weapon of choice (sword, bo staff, sai, and nunchucku…respectively).
- Flashbacks are played as Master Splinter/Hamato Yoshi.
- Shurikens, smoke bombs, grappling hooks, and climbing foot spikes.
- Gameplay and story/stage progression similar to Batman: Arkham City.
- Classic characters such as Bebop and Rocksteady (warthog and rhinoceros), Dr. Baxter Stockman, Shredder (Oroku Saki), and Krang act as bosses and in the case of the humans-turned-mutants, you fight them in both forms throughout the story.
- The Turtle Van and Turtle Blimp will be present and with them and other gadgets, the Wii U build is expected to have touch screen controls for specific actions.
- Multiplayer is unknown.
- Graphics engine used is that of Arkham City.
- The game is expected to be more dark than slapstick, but the turtles themselves and their interactions with the Foot Clan, bosses, and story characters like April O’Neil and Casey Jones will still have comedy attached.
- Purportedly being in development for Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
- Careful selection of voice actors to bring the universe to life as well as Rocksteady did with their two Batman games.
- Manhattan Crisis shares a similar name to the 1991/1992 NES title, “The Manhattan Project”, but is very much its own title.
How likely is this 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Crisis' from Rocksteady? The British developer has made no official announcement as to the future of their very successful Batman games yet, although Arkham City was left completely open to more Dark Knight stalkings.
The studio has also expressed interest in looking at other comic universes, providing they've got passionate fans in the office like they do with Batman. It's not likely to be true but just a crazy rumour that whipped up after some fans on a forum in the deep recesses of the Internet discussed the 'perfect' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game.