Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Is Set To Go Dark In Upcoming Action RPG

A dark and mature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is currently in development and is set to adapt the beloved graphic novel, The Last Ronin.

The news comes from Polygon in an interview with Doug Rosen, Senior Vice President for Games and Emerging Talent at Paramount Global. Rosen describes the title as an action RPG which is taken inspiration from Sony’s God of War series. The game is said to be targeting an older demographic and will only focus on one of the turtles who will be able to wield all four of their iconic weapons which will in turn open itself up for different combat styles.

The game is set to closely adapt the events of The Last Ronin graphic novel which was published in 2020 and written by original TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. The plot follows the last remaining Ninja Turtle on a quest for revenge in a dystopian New York after his brothers and Master Splinter are massacred by the Foot Clan.

While the game is set to be a single-player experience focused on one character, Rosen has teased that the other Ninja Turtles could appear in fully playable flashbacks. The Last Ronin adaptation is set to take the TMNT in a wildly different direction, but Rosen has claimed that Paramount is focused on delivering a range of games aimed at different audiences and age groups in the coming years:

He stopped short of revealing which team is actually developing the game but claims Paramount has found the right partner to produce a top-tier AAA experience. It sounds like The Last Ronin adaptation is a good few years out but more details surrounding it and other TMNT games currently in development are set to be revealed in the coming months.

What do you make of the plans for a dark and gritty Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game?

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