One of the things that game devs and animation studios forget is that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise was never meant to be taken seriously. Sure, the original comic books were gritty and contained mature elements, but it still approached the story knowing that a bunch of mutated turtles practicing ninjutsu and taking lessons from a talking rat will never be Frank Miller’s Batman.
This is why the recent Nickelodeon cartoon is welcomed with open arms while the first batch of news about Michael Bay’s movie reboot has been met with vitriol. It’s also the reason why the most recent XBLA TMNT game was panned. Thankfully, Comic-Con has good news on the game front: a brand new videogame based on Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is on the way, and they’ve got a trailer to prove it: