Platinum Games made the Transformers franchise cool again when they released Transformers: Devastation. Building from that success, Platinum Games is sticking with what works by using TMNT as their upcoming release in May. There’ve been a few videos of gameplay posted with a few details that let’s us know what we should be looking forward to most. Here are the top 5 things I’m looking forward to in TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan.
5. Teamwork Combos
In gameplay footage and in official descriptions of the game, the turtles will be able to utilize one another to create even more powerful and fun combos. Each turtle has his own special move that can be used in combination with one or more other turtles. The more turtles involved in the combo, the more damage dealt.
4. Fighting in New York
New York has been the backdrop to every Turtles game because that’s their home. But getting to see a 3D version of the city that you can explore freely will be a new experience for turtles fans. Platinum Games put a lot of detail into the city to make it a fun, but believable environment. Cars, street lights, and explorable rooftops are all built into this sprawling game.
3. Foot Clan
In recent iterations of the Turtles, the Foot Clan hasn’t been the most impressive. Michael Bay’s version has them using guns and barely any martial arts. With previews of the new movie showing the Clan as more martial artists, I’m happy to see that both the upcoming film and TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan show promising encounters with the Foot Clan. The Foot have never been formidable fighters, but they can be lethal in numbers. I can’t wait to see how they fare against my katana.
2. Fast Travel
When Platinum Games made Transformers: Devastation, they didn’t have to worry much about how the Transformers would move across the huge map they designed for the game. Transformers are cars and can drive wherever they want in no time. But turtles are notoriously slow, so Platinum Games had to create a new feature inside the game that allowed the turtles the ability to move freely throughout New York. Platinum Games devised a rooftop system that essentially allows the turtles to move from rooftop to rooftop by Tony-Hawk-Pro-Skater-style “grinding” from one rooftop to the next. While I think the idea is great, I’ll be interested to see if it feels like something the turtles would’ve done. Personally, I’d much rather have the Turtle Van, but maybe I’m dreaming too big.
1. Bebop & Rocksteady make an awesome comeback
Fans love Bebop & Rocksteady. They’re as iconic as Krang, in my opinion. Shredder was such a serious villain that there had to be some “bumbling imbeciles” that accidentally gummed up his plans. They’re such a funny, but necessary, addition to the Turtles franchise that I couldn’t stop squealing like a pig when I saw that Bebop & Rocksteady would be in the game. And they look awesome – I can’t wait for this boss fight!
These are the 5 things I’m most looking forward to. I know I’m not the only once excited, so let me know what you’re excited about by leaving comments below.