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Several sources are reporting that Nickelodeon has sent out a press release stating that a trilogy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games will be released partnership with Activision (Call of Duty, Skylanders) as developer and publisher.
In a statement sent to VG247, Nickelodeon confirmed that the “multi-year” would see Activision developing and publishing three new games tied to the series.
Sherice Torres, senior VP of entertainment products at Nickelodeon said of the deal, “Activision is a leader in the gaming industry and we are honored to have them as the global video game partner for our new hit series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“We are confident that these upcoming games will take gamers through interactive environments and action-packed adventures that truly capture the essence, tone and exciting elements of the Turtles.”
Kurt Niederloh, VP of Activision Publishing Minneapolis added, “The fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are unique in that they span generations and are very passionate. We respect this passion and look forward to working with Nickelodeon to create games that embody the spirit of the property.”
All sources indicate that the first title is supposed to hit by summer 2013. No platforms have been announced.
Talk about dreams come true! How can I be a part of the development of these game? Have you see my TMNT Video Game Pitch?!
April is seeks a hideout to escape the clutches of school nurse /Kraang agent Mrs. Campbell!
Last month, news of new TMNT classics in the forms of Bebop & Rocksteady would be hitting shelves in 2013.
MTV Geek has provided preview press-shots of the new classic figures (as well as countless others) to whet you toy appetite!
“WARNING: Full spoilers from the episode to follow.
This week’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began with a high-energy chase, as the Turtles tailed after the menacing Snakeweed, who made off with — GASP! — the pizza guy! Unfortunately, Leonardo and Raphael’s arguing gave Snakeweed just enough to time to escape, resulting in a mission failure for our heroes. Tensions only grew when Leo walked out on the team, and he soon found himself in the face of a new enemy — or should I say “frenemy?” — the Foot’s kunoichi Karai (voiced by Kelly Hu)!” - Max Nicholson, IGN.com
How Karai’s debut episode score? Find out at IGN.com!
“IGN TV: With Ninja Turtles, you’re coming on as a character that’s had many interpretations and different versions. How would you describe this version of the character?
Kelly Hu: I have to admit that I’ve never seen any other version of Karai, so I really have nothing to compare her to — which is kind of a good thing, because then I just get to play her as I see her myself. But she’s sort of feisty, badass and kicks butt. She gets to have a little going on with Leonardo. What I like about playing this character is she’s not all bad. She has a conscience that she has to wrestle with.”
Read the full interview at IGN.com!
[TOYS] MTV Geek’s TMNT Toy Fair 2013 Preview
Get ready to flip on the nostalgia switch! With tons of throwbacks to the original TMNT toys, Playmates Toys and Nickelodeon have a jam-packed 2013 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy lineup headed your way!
Source [Topless Robot]
IGN was lucky enough to score an exclusive clip of Karai’s #NickTurtles debut!
Head to IGN for the video!
“From Hong Kong Toy Fair 2013 comes a preview video by Atamaii for the Ninja Turtles 2013 Toys! Some of the figures listed at the aforementioned link from a few weeks back can be seen in the video! Check out that Unmasked Shredder and Kendo Armor Splinter! Some Baby Ninja Turtles show up too!” - Shin Densetsu, Toy Ark
[INTERVIEW] Hoon Lee On Voicing Splinter | ComicsAlliance
“ComicsAlliance: When I first heard that Nickelodeon’s new series would be portraying Splinter as a younger, physically larger and more durable father figure, I had reservations. After the first episode, though, I really warmed up to the new take. What do you like about his modified dynamic with his sons on the new series?
Hoon Lee: For one thing it actually strengthens the sense of fatherhood for me. He’s at a more appropriate age to have teenage kids. It keeps his relationship with the boys less removed. Also, his greater physical capability means there are more conscious decisions being made. Letting the boys venture on their own means something different for instance. And choosing to remain at home when there’s danger abroad also means something different. These are all interesting avenues for the character.”
Image Source [ComicsOnline]