Cowabunga! Ubisoft announces North American availability of TMNT: The Video
Game, the cross-platform tie-in with the upcoming CGI feature film starring the
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A playable demo of the PC version is available
), and here's the announcement:
SAN FRANCISCO –
MARCH 20, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game developers
and publishers announced that its TMNT(TM) video game, based on the upcoming CGI
feature-length film starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, is now available
at video game retailers in North America. Developed by Ubisoft's world-class
Montreal and Quebec City studios, TMNT, the video game, is rated E10+ and is
available for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP®
(PlayStation®Portable) system, Windows® PC, Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo DS(TM),
Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Wii(TM).
The new TMNT video game incorporates the same dark and dangerous environments
and extends the adventurous themes featured in the new TMNT CGI film being
developed by Imagi Animation Studios and Mirage Licensing and distributed by
Warner Bros. The TMNT movie, which opens in U.S. theaters on March 23, 2007,
takes place in a New York City plagued by secretive villains and strange,
otherworldly creatures. Faced with these perils, the Turtles will experience
their most trying time both as heroes and as a family, as Raphael, Donatello and
Michelangelo lose their focus and struggle to maintain their unity and ninja
discipline. In the movie and in the highly immersive video game adventure, it's
up to Leonardo and the faithful father figure Splinter to reunite the band of
brothers and save New York City from a monstrous evil that lurks around every
corner. Video game players will engage in over-the-top acrobatic navigation,
collaborative combat and powerful fighting moves.
"Ubisoft is proud to be introducing everyone's favorite Turtles to the next
generation of video games,” said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at
Ubisoft. "Ubisoft has worked closely with the creators at Imagi and Mirage to
develop an immersive gaming experience that gives players a chance to expand the
adventures in the film by submerging themselves in the sewers and scaling the
rooftops of New York City in true ninja style.”
TMNT Video Game key features include: Intense Ninja Fighting: Harness the power
of Ninjitsu and become a master of combat. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and
Michelangelo are playable and each have unique acrobatic moves, weapons and
combat skills, such as Michelangelo's fast nunchuck face slap and Raphael's
powerful Sai throw.
Unique Acrobatic Navigation: The Turtles jump from rooftop to rooftop, scale
tall buildings, dive into sewers and race through every corner of the city to
confront their enemies.
Powerful Tag-Team Moves: Together the Turtles can team up to reach locations
unattainable alone or defeat the enemy.
Diverse Enemies and Bosses: Features characters from the movie and the original
comic book series – including the Purple Dragon Street Gang and the infamous
Foot Clan – and a whole new group of enemies creep out of the shadows to face
Nine Wii Mini-Games: The Wii version features nine exclusive mini-games and each
character has different movements and challenges. For example, Leonardo is
forced to take action in a crime-ridden hotspot and in a game called "Shooting
Alley” as he throws his Shuriken to keep enemies at bay.
Ubisoft's TMNT video game is being created under a licensing agreement with
Mirage Licensing, Inc. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are represented for
merchandising by 4Kids Entertainment. Please visit
www.tmntgame.com to access the official
game Web site and www.tmnt.com for the latest
news and information on the new CGI movie.