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Platform: GBA, GC, PC, PS2, XB
Genre: Action
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
ETA: October 2004

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

 

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Go, ninja! Go, ninja, go! The half-shelled mutant turtles are coming back to next-gen consoles for another round, and this time Shredder should be afraid. The pack that consists of Michelangelo, Rafael, Leonardo, and Donatello are ready to make Splinter proud once again.

 

The focal point of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will be an enhanced multiplayer and co-operative gameplay. Again players can go through the story by themselves or team up with up to three friends to try to take on Shredders evil doing.

 

The game will be aimed towards the newer generation turtles, although old school fans of the original cartoon and games should expect the same arcade goodness of the past with better graphics and gameplay.

 

 

Here is a short game description courtesy of Konami Entertainment:

 

The action is packed into another exciting series of adventures with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ 2. Only the best can turn chaos into control with simultaneous play for up to four players in both cooperative and head-to-head modes. TMNT fans will once again assume the role of the famed heroes-in-a-half-shell – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. Featuring kick-butt, non-linear story structures, the games allow players to punch, kick and duck their way through battles against The Shredder and his evil pack of Foot Ninjas.  While younger fans of the Turtles will be thrilled by the varied selection of attacks in these all-new rock-em-sock-em adventures, nostalgic fans will be “green” with excitement when they unlock the classic TMNT arcade-games of their youth!

 

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And now for a list of features:

 

Console and PC Features:

Up to 4 players can play simultaneously.

Story Mode for cooperative play and Battle Nexus Mode for head-to-head competition.

Combination moves allow for over 30 different types of attacks.

Distinct characteristics and abilities for each Turtle in the game.

Voiceovers from the TMNT animated series.

 

GBA Features:

Play against up to 4 friends with the Game Boy® Advance Game Link® cable.

Battle grounds and ride courses give players 40+ stages.

Five new worlds, including some with building-sized bosses.

 

Combine different movements for a wide range of actions, including Ninja kicks and jumps.

Multiple routes and hidden levels to discover enhancing replay value.

 

From what is known so far, TMNT 2 will feature the same graphical and artistic style of the last game however improve the mechanics that plagued the first title. More about the game will be known as its release keeps creeping up for an October release.

 

- Eric Lahiji

element@armchairempire.com

(October 10, 2004)