The hit 2020 comic book series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is being adapted as a video game, and it’s one that draws heavy inspiration from the God of War franchise and similar action games.
Polygon broke the news in an interview with Doug Rosen, Senior Vice President for Games and Emerging Media at Paramount Global. While the developer involved is still being kept under wraps, Rosen indicated the goal is to create a AAA action title that draws heavily from the comic book source material.
TMNT: The Last Ronin
The Last Ronin is notable for being the first collaboration in many years between TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Based on an unproduced story from the ’80s, Last Ronin is a Dark Knight Returns-esque tale set in a bleak, futuristic version of the TMNT universe. In this world, all but one of the four Turtles has been killed by the Foot Clan, leaving the lone survivor to seek revenge against the grandson of Shredder.
Rosen also indicated the game will break from TMNT tradition by only focusing on one character (though he didn’t rule out the possibility of the other Turtles appearing via flashback sequences). The titular Last Ronin carries the weapons of his fallen brothers, which could suggest the game will allow players to switch weapons and fighting styles on the fly.
Little else is known about the Last Ronin game right now, and the game is said to be “a few years” from release at this early stage.
The game isn’t the only project to expand on the original Last Ronin comic. IDW Publishing is set to release a second comic called The Last Ronin: The Lost Years, which will both fill in gaps in the Ronin’s life and act as a sequel to the first series. That includes introducing a whole new generation of Turtles.
In other TMNT news, Netflix recently debuted the first trailer for the animated movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, and we have a full breakdown of all the mutant villains appearing in the movie.
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