A new behind the scenes video series has begun for TMNT Shredder’s Revenge, the upcoming side-scrolling beat em up game by publisher Dotemu and developer Tribute Games.
Episode one, titled “Once Upon a Shell,” shows a series of interviews with the game’s technical director, Jean-François Major, and executive producer Cyrille Imbert about their experiences and fondness towards the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. It’s a nostalgia-fueled trip in which they reminisce on the toys, comics and games from their childhood and how that informs their development of the game.
Major previously worked on another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle game for the Game Boy Advance and said the opportunity to work on that game was a dream come true but the limitations of the handheld kept it from offering the true multiplayer experience. Working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge has given him the chance to make that authentic 1987 design in a 90’s arcade experience possible today.
“Contributing to an iconic universe like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an incredible opportunity on any level, but even after completing a TMNT project years ago, I always held out hope that I’d be able to create an experience set in the original era that inspired so much of my childhood wonder,” Major said in a statement. “We finally found a partner that shares Tribute Games’ passion for the Heroes in a Half Shell’s debut. Getting to continue the legacy of the classic, beloved TMNT beat-em-ups that fans around the world grew up playing is surreal.”
Imbert added, “The reputation we’ve built with exceptional partners through modern classics like Streets of Rage 4 was vital to beginning our journey with Nickelodeon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. Tribute Games clearly shares our passion for the world of TMNT. Their deep understanding and devotion to the essence of classic beat-em-ups makes them the perfect force to ensure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is the evolution of brawling fans deserve.”
TMNT Shredder’s Revenge is set for release sometime in 2022, though we still don’t have an exact date. It will be arriving for all major platforms including Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S. For those who can’t wait, TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, a collection of thirteen TMNT classics, is being published by Konami later this year. You can check out the trailer below.