News about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC keeps leaking without it ever officially being announced by Activision or Platinum Games. The latest is the list of Xbox LIVE Achievements for the title that confirm several features for the game, including a likely open-world setting.
The Xbox LIVE Achievement list for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan was leaked via Xbox Achievements on Monday. This is actually for the Xbox 360 version of the game, but an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC version are expected based on the Australian rating description for the title, as covered by the Inquisitr.
The Achievements indicate a vastly different Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles project from Platinum Games than previous entries in the series. Transformers: Devastation was a great licensed action title, but it was fairly straightforward. Mutant in Manhattan takes things up a notch by supporting what appears to be co-op and an open-world setting.
The co-op support in TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan is given away by the “Showoff” Achievement that states, “Have Mikey do his co-op move finishing pose during the snapshots when a boss is defeated.” Online play is supported, so it is safe to assume online co-op is an option. There is no Achievement that mentions local co-op, however.
It also appears that players will be able to switch between the different Turtles as well in addition to co-op support.
The “Turtle Power!” Achievement reads, “Use Turtle Switching to defeat 1 enemy with all 4 Turtles.”
The possibility of an open-world setting for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is given away by a handful of Achievements based on distance traveled. There are also various collectibles and “do something a number of times”-style Achievements that are typically seen in open-world games. For example, “Virtuous Vigilante” requires protecting 30 ATM machines.
Interestingly, stealth will be an option in TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan. The “Stealth Master” Achievement challenges players to complete a stage without being spotted.
The fact that Achievements for the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title have already leaked suggests the game is relatively close to release. However, neither Activision nor Platinum Games have made a formal announcement despite the Australian Ratings Board leak and a more recent leak of the Mutant in Manhattan cover art. The good news is this appears to be Platinum’s most significant effort yet on a licensed property.
This marks Platinum Games’ third licensed title with Activision. 2014’s The Legend of Korra was Platinum’s first effort under the publisher’s umbrella, and the small-ish digital-only title worked in terms of combat, but its lack of depth, story, and replayability gave it mixed to negative marks in the Metacritic review round-up.
Platinum followed up with Transformers: Devastation at the start of October 2015. The title turned into a bit of a sleeper hit, as it pushed all the right nostalgia buttons by bringing back the character models and art style from the original 1980s cartoon, along with the original voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron, while mixing in a wide range of combo attacks from different combos.
Meanwhile, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan cover art leak suggests an art style from the IDW Comics work of Mateus Santolouco. This a very stylized look for the characters from the series that might be a bit of a shock for those used to the various cartoon and movie iterations. It also shows Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady, and Krang as the main heavies in the villain line-up.
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