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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
A new launch trailer from Activision and Red Fly Studios offers up a pretty good idea of the fully realized gameplay -- Arkham Asylum-style fighting with four player co-op, lots of weapon-based moves, and one really giant, two-headed mouser. Since it's not a direct tie-in to Nickelodeon's current CG series (or IDW's ongoing comic, for that matter), it bears a distinct visual style to boot. Check it out after the jump.
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With all of the fan apprehension over Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman's upcoming 2014 CGI/live action hybrid Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie starring a bunch of dudes wearing inflatable shells with motion capture sensors glued to them and Megan Fox, it's nice to be reminded of the surprisingly rewatchable 1990 film based on Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's comic book. Thanks to Cinefix's "homemade" (yeah, it's way too good to be made by amateurs, but still) version of the original TMNT movie's trailer, we can all go another afternoon without worrying about a movie where the Party Wagon might transform into a robot that pees on people or whatever. You can get a load of CineFix's handiwork, along with a comparison to the original and a featurette on how they accomplished their various homemade-ish feats after the jump.
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With the mobile Teenage Mutant NInja Turtles: Rooftop Run game currently available and the current gen console Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows set to drop at the end of August, fans have some solid options when it comes to Green Machine gaming. Come October 25, though, Activision will provided one more outlet for conquering foes like Shredder and The Kraang with a beat 'em up simply titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Xbox 360, the Wii (not the Wii U) and Nintendo 3DS.
It's all been leading up to this. After a season spent unlocking the mysteries of the extradimensional Kraang menace, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael must rally to thwart the brainy mutagen manufacturers' invasion of New York City. Airing August 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hourlong season one finale, "Showdown" will see the Turtles and their allies infiltrate The Kraang's Techno-Cosmic Research Institute HQ in a bid to shut down their portal to Dimension X. Will the band of pizza-loving brothers be able to save the day against an army of brainy bad guys and their nearly-indestructable technology? See what you think by checking out CA's exclusive first-look trailer provided by Nickelodeon, after the jump.
While many fans' minds are justifiably tuned into the looming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series' season one finale, Nickelodeon let loose a highly anticipated season two reveal during Comic-Con just the same. The newest incarnation of Casey Jones is set to join the show this fall in season two - and he's going to knock the daylights out of a redesigned Mutagen Man, among other bad guys.
Many comics fans know Ross Campbell as the creator of the acclaimed Wet Moon and the artist of the recently concluded Glory, but he's also among the biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans you're likely to meet this side of Dimension X. His fondness for Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's beloved green machines has manifested in the form of fan art posted on social media, covers and a short for Mirage's Tales of the TMNT and most recently work at IDW. Campbell's last full issue came last year in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #4: Leonardo and he's illustrated several covers and a few pages in the recent TMNT #23, but this week Campbell will illustrate yet another full TMNT tale alongside writer Brian Lynch and co-colorist Heather Nunnelly in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #4: ALOPEX.