Years have passed since we last heard of the ninja turtles. After the game dedicated to their latest film and several live arcade released by Microsoft over the years, the legendary ninja turtles are going to come back with a new adventure.
Activision has officially announced the return of the ninja turtles with a fun new 2D scrolling beat’em provided on the live arcade. The project will be developed in collaboration with Nickelodeon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be released digitally on the Xbox Live Marketplace in the Arcade from this summer. The game allows players to tackle the story mode up to 4 players in co-op.
Faithful to the original, the game allows fans to play as favorite Ninja Turtle – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael – the best use of skills and weapons of each of them. Players will also be able to deal with the original seven levels alone or with up to three friends via Xbox Live.
Each turtle will have unique abilities. Cell shading graphics, enemies and scenarios typical of the animated series for a 2D-3D scrolling beat’em fun, engaging, that will please fans of ninja turtles. At the end of article you can see a first teaser trailer of the project. As you can see is similar to the turtles come out on the first Xbox. We do not know why the team has decided to opt for the live version arcade and not for retail, perhaps for other production costs.
• Innovations exclusive to Xbox Live Arcade – Support voice communication, co-op multiplayer via Xbox Live and leaderboard
• Achieve up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” can be downloaded from March 14th on Xbox Live Arcade for 400 Microsoft Points. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is rated PEGI 7 +.
Produce a game retail is very expensive, typically software companies opt for this choice when they know to sell millions of copies and then returning in expenses and obviously have a gain. Make a game about ninja turtles format retail with the times we live is very risky, especially after the flop of the previous title. Currently you can find on the live arcade games on different ninja turtles, all based on titles already released in the past but adapted with HD graphics support and unlockable achievements.
The selection of downloadable games via Xbox Live Arcade is also set to become even more attractive by raising the limit of space required for these games. Up to today, every game to be published through the service, Microsoft was required to be in a maximum of 50 MB, while future games will go up to 150 MB, thus avoiding the need to reduce the visual quality or to limit the depth game.
We can without a doubt say that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is the first brand new game on the turtles to land on XBox Live Arcade service.