notnine years after the last license game, the Ninja Turtles are back in force Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. Planned for the current 2022, this title is from an independent studio Tribute Games proposes to rediscover the universe of knights of scale in a universe all in pixels. A tribute to the games of the 80s and 90s, this one is new defeat them all in 2D – progression fighting game – there is a lot to do shaking memory of many enthusiasts arcade cabinets.
Known for his cult cartoon in 1987the The franchise had its first gambling adaptation just two years ago Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles on Nintendo (NES). Today the the deductible will not be accumulated no less than sixteen official games to its credit, most of which are games made for arcades. Information on France interview Eric Lafontaine, director of marketing at Tribute Gameswhich tells us about the intrinsic link between the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license and retro video games.
Franceinfo Culture: Where did the idea for this video game come from?
Eric Lafontaine : It’s always been a dream for the team Tribute Games to make a beat them Ninja Turtles. We all grew up with animated series in the 80s and video games released in the late 80s and early 90s. It really marked our imagination as future “game designers”. However, the idea is not just to make a game in the past but to make a tribute to the Turtles. Which is both an experience that bathes the player in nostalgia while providing a modern gaming session.
What video game references can be found in the game?
Many references point to the game. Explicit references to video games such as The Arcade Game and Turtle in Time see. But also many direct references to cartoons and even to series of figurines and toys from our childhood. In the script, like the small details of the backgrounds – Turtles fans have a lot to discover.
Is this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game for fans of the franchise?
The game was made by great Turtles fans, though it wasn’t designed just for fans. Funny, the best animations will appeal to anyone who loves beautiful drawings and funny moments. In addition, newer and more skilled “players” will find what they are looking for with multiple game modes and difficulty levels. You can press buttons at random and you can create magical fight moments with your friends: because you can plan your actions in advance to bring down the Foot Clan!
Can we say that without the reputation of the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games, the game would not exist?
Exactly. The game is a love letter to the elderly beat them turtles. Without those old games, Revenge of the Shredder would not have existed as it does today. The love that fans have for these old games is the reason we developed this title.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has a very special connection to video games, other than cartoons. How do we explain this?
The Turtles video games resonated so loudly in our imagination because finally we could get them involved. When we were kids, it was a wonderful time for us when we were playing very first arcade machine Turtles after the cartoon. Looks like playing an episode of the series! This projection of their universe is a memory shared by many people.
Is a 3D graphics engine relevant for a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game? Why this desire for “retro” graphics?
Tribute Games recognized for pixel art of good quality. Our corporate mission is to improve aspect games retro with a touch of modernity. So, surely our approach for this game will show a high level of pixel art!
Can we talk about a series of arcade video games in the 80s and 90s?
Sure. Revenge of the Shredder a spiritual link to the arcade video games of our childhood. However, we put a lot of effort to make it a modern experience to be enjoyed by children and the elderly today. It’s not an old experience: the game is easily accessible for everyone and adapts to the player’s abilities. In addition, the game offers a variety of moves, animations, attacks and challenges not offered by older technology games before. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge a perfect blend of nostalgia and modernity.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Developed by Tribute Games – Available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC by the end of 2022