For those who don’t know, I am a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. I grew up watching the cartoon, live action movies, more recently reading the comics, and most importantly, playing the video games. In particular, Turtles in Time.
Now, the Turtles franchise has gone through multiple reboots over the years and there is yet another franchise reboot on its way. The franchise is now owned by Nickelodeon. Since Nickelodeon owns the franchise, they are taking the opportunity bring a new animated series to their network, a live action movie reboot is in the works, IDW has re-released the original comic books starting at issue #1, and now there is word of a new video game to go along with all of the other reboots. Now the question is, “Who will develop this game?”
A few months ago there was a rumor going around that Rocksteady, who made the Batman: Arkham series, was going to be making the TMNT game reboot. To be honest, when I heard this news I was pretty excited. I love the dark, gritty feel that Rocksteady gave to the Batman universe in their games and could only imagine what the Turtles would look like in a universe similar to what Rocksteady had created for Batman. And I think the gameplay would be similar to that of the Arkham games in the use of stealth and quick attacks. It almost seemed like the perfect fit for the Turtles. There is a problem though. Rocksteady Games are owned by Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom. Which would make things difficult as far as Rocksteady working on a Turtles game. Which is why there is now a rumor that Activision will be developing the TMNT video game and that it will be a tie in with the upcoming animated series. Activision would probably be the more likely of the two developers to be chosen to make the game, not only because Activision isn’t owned by a rival parent company, but if Nickelodeon wants to make a game based on the new series, then they’ll want a game that will appeal to the target audience of the new show, which will be kids. And I don’t think parents will want their kids playing a Turtles game that’s dark and violent. Then again, parents let their kids play games like Call of Duty and Halo so who knows?
I’d personally like to the a Rocksteady version of a Ninja Turtles game, but I’m an adult and a big fan of the original comics which were dark and violent. But all I know is that the Turtles are coming back and I’m very happy about that. Although the show and game will both likely appeal to a younger audience, the original comics and upcoming live action game will be darker and will appeal to the older Turtle fans like myself.
So who do you think should make the new Ninja Turtles game? Should it be targeted for the kids or the adults? Should they make a game for both? Let me know!!
Check this out!! It’s the newest trailer for the upcoming reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man.
I don’t want to sound cheesy, but I think the trailer looked, “Amazing?” Haha!
As you can tell, this movie will be a lot more serious than Sam Raimis trilogy. It seems like Marc Webb is wanting to give the Spidey franchise a Nolan-esque Batman feel and make it as grounded in reality as it possibly can be. It’s looking like it’ll have a darker tone to it than any other Marvel movie with the exception of the Marvel Knights film adaptations(Punisher, Blade, Ghost Rider). It also looks like that the story itself is going to be derived from the Ultimate Spider-Man books than the actual Amazing Spider-Man that the name of the movie would suggest. The movie doesn’t come out for a few more months so there will be time for more post production and CG work, but I’m stoked about it!!
I love Spider-Man, plain and simple. He is my favorite super hero of all time and by the looks of it, this new Spidey movie is looking to be pretty damned good.
What do you guys think? Good? No good? Let me know!!
Here’s a teaser trailer for a Super Bowl trailer for the Avengers. I know, a trailer for a trailer? But it’s The Avengers.
WE FINALLY GOT TO SEE THE HULK!!!!
Needless to say, I will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday(Go Giants BTW), and will be anticipating this particular commercial.
Here you go Brea, Dean, and anyone else who were wanting to know what kind of third party games will be coming out on the Wii U at launch. Well here ya go!
Ninja Gaiden 3
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online
Metro Last Light
Aliens Colonial Marines
Batman: Arkham City
Now four of those titles are highly anticipated titles that are going to be released this year, and the Assassins Creed in question will be an original title being released exclusively on the Wii U.
So yes, the Wii U will in fact have highly anticipated games along with Batman: Arkham City which was one of the best games to come out in 2011.
So don’t worry about third part games when the Wii U comes out. It’ll be okay.