Activision's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming October 22

Activision has announced a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, based on the Nickelodeon animated series, coming October 22 to Xbox 360, Wii, and 3DS.

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Activision has formally announced a release date for their new game based on Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. The game will come October 22 and it will be developed by Magic Pockets (Mini Ninjas on DS) as a side-scrolling beat-'em-up and feature four-player drop-in, drop-out co-op.

Nickelodeon's recent take on the Heroes in a Half-Shell sees the Turtles taking on the villainous Shredder, while simultaneously fending off an invasion of the alien Kraang, who are now an entire race of pink aliens (voiced by Uncharted's Nolan North) and not just a single pink alien in a cheesy suit. The game appears to be designed in the vein of the classic arcade titles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming to Xbox 360, Wii (not Wii U, curiously), and 3DS.

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    July 22, 2013 11:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Activision's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming October 22.

    Activision has announced a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, based on the Nickelodeon animated series, coming October 22 to Xbox 360, Wii, and 3DS.

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      July 22, 2013 11:18 AM

      Really? No replies about how the best turtles were the first cartoon series version, and then replies about how the comics were better and that the cartoon series was an abomination?

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        July 22, 2013 11:28 AM

        Not from me. I actually like the new show.

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          July 22, 2013 11:56 AM

          Same here. It's well-written, more character driven, and features much better action scenes than the previous cartoons. It reminds me of the new ThunderCats cartoon: the creators could finally tell a decent story instead of getting bogged down in cheesy Saturday-morning-cartoon crap and using every other line of dialogue to preach morals at kids just to keep parent groups happy (in the case of the 1980s ThunderCats cartoon).

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            July 23, 2013 9:37 AM

            Still super pissed that the New Thundercats got canceled.....

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        July 22, 2013 1:51 PM

        I kinda like the new show too. It suffers the same problem as most non-Disney cg based shows though: the world feels mostly empty. Like the characters in show/eps are the only owns that live in that world. The new Beware The Batman show is the same way, or maybe even a little worse about it. But, they do spend more time developing the characters.

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        July 22, 2013 2:15 PM

        The first cartoon was amazingly cheesy. The 2003 cartoon was pretty entertaining up until Season 6.

        ... and then they had a crossover between the first cartoon and the 2003 cartoon that was just hilarious.

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        July 22, 2013 8:03 PM

        I quite like the new turtles. The first cartoon was horrible to watch now.

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      July 22, 2013 11:25 AM

      Is that how they look in the new show? Because they look terrible...

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        July 22, 2013 2:01 PM

        Yeah, that's how they look. They have a lot of character. Watch an episode and you might change your mind.

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        July 22, 2013 2:04 PM

        Yeah I agree, it looks like the awful generic animation you'd see in those college advertisements like full-sail or something. lol

        Thing is, there's a lot of kid shows that look like that.. what's the deal? Are there just no more talented folks doing that kind of stuff for kid shows anymore? I hate to be one of those "back in my day" people but the 80s and 90s had far better looking cartoons. Not to mention, a lot of which were hand drawn.

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          July 22, 2013 2:36 PM

          No, they really didn't. Go back and watch those 80s and 90s cartoons. The colors shift, the animation's jerky. Meanwhile, here in 2013, we've got fluid animation and awesome action scenes in shows like TMNT.

          Look, I love the ThunderCats cartoon from the 80s. Probably my favorite 'toon ever. But let's be real here, s0n. Let's be REAL real. Every generation likes their shows, toys, and movies better than the ones the whippersnappers like.

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        July 22, 2013 2:52 PM

        My 5 year old daughter loves the new turtle's show. Thus I've seen the Nick series several times. Animation and style is rather poor but the show itself is well written.

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      July 22, 2013 12:13 PM

      Nice!

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      July 22, 2013 2:28 PM

      I wish they'd do a high-res NES remake :\

      Same story and everything. Would 0wn.

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        July 22, 2013 2:30 PM

        Shredder is up to something, but the turtles could never figure out what because they could never get past the dam.

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          July 22, 2013 2:57 PM

          I'm pretty sure this is the game that ruined any future timed sequences in any game ever again for me. Still, it would be neat to have such a monumentally difficult game remade.

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          July 22, 2013 6:06 PM

          I got really good at that dam level back in the day. That game was hard as balls, though. I never did beat it. :\

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            July 22, 2013 6:42 PM

            Ditto.

            And then there was the jump in the third stage.

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          July 22, 2013 8:20 PM

          I never found the damn level to be that hard, the level after that where you're driving around the turtle van though that was pure bullshit.

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        July 22, 2013 2:30 PM

        I don't know...I don't remember that Turtles In Time update setting the world on fire.

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        July 22, 2013 2:34 PM

        Whaa? That game sucked. Give me more TMNT 2: The Arcade Game or TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project.

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      July 22, 2013 8:09 PM

      I like the new cartoon, but can't stand the intro, I always fast forward that, still got some episodes on my dvr.

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