If you know anything about TMNT you should know it's their 25th anniversary this year. To celebrate, last week in New York there was an event called Galabunga. Just your average party for fans of the series, you'd imagine, but there was in fact a surprise reveal of a new game as well.
That game just so happens to be a remake of perhaps the most popular TMNT game - Turtles in Time for the arcade and SNES, although this will mostly be based off the arcade version (Which means some of the SNES-exclusive bosses will likely not be there!). Even though there's only a handful of off-screen screenshots of the game being played at Galabunga it's pretty clear that it definitely tries to capture the feeling of the original game.
The game present at the event was just an alpha build, and it was the Xbox version - But according to TMNT fan Jazon Koza, who played the game, it's also set to be released for the Wii, most likely on WiiWare. Note that we have no idea who the developer is yet - We would assume it's Konami, because they made the original, but it could very well be a different company.
Here's three more screens to get you excited:
OMG! Yes! Ive been hoping for the original to turn up on VC but this seams close enough
Oh, but if they ruin the feel of the original, im going postal
Cowabunga Dude! Lol looks cool. First
Wow! see, this is the kind of interesting stuff wiware SHOULD be used for. This would be an immediate purchase.
Oh man, the days when the TMNT had eyes....I miss the 90's
Wow, I can't believe this is coming to WiiWare! Are you serious?! This is great news! I never got to play this game for the SNES. I was hoping it would come to Virtual Console one day but a WiiWare remake is even better! This is the best retro news since MegaMan 9! COWABUNGA!!!
I personaly would prefer that they just release the SNES version on VC rather than this. Hopefully that's what they meant when they said they're "working on it for Wii". If that's not the plan than I'm not too keen on this remake. Something about it just looks tacky and wrong.
WOW! Now this is one I love! Can't wait to see this one on WiiWare and XBLA.
Fantastic, and at least this time instead of the Wii getting the cold shoulder it's PS3.
This definitely makes up for Marvel VS Capcom 2!!!
No love for PSN?
That's not nice.
I'll give this one a serious thought once it comes out. TMNT always catches my eye.
Yes, YES!!, YEEESSSSS!!!!!!!
I've been hoping for TMNT 2 & 3 on NES and TMNT 4 on SNES to somehow, someway come to Virtual Console, and this could be even better! I loved the 80's/90's TMNT cartoon (I much prefer it over the current TMNT cartoon), and the 8/16 bit TMNT beat 'em ups are among my favorite retro games. I've never actually played this game, but if it's anything like TMNT 2 or 3 on NES or TMNT: Hyperstone Heist on Genesis, then this will be a first day download for me.
Now, if they would just remake NBA Jam or put NBA Jam: Tournament Edition on VC...
I'm so glad they're using the original art style and not the new one. I'm psyched! I'll be downloading this on XBLA though- I assume it'd be high definition and I love achievements. Plus it'd fit in with the original arcade which is also available.
@post 7 Blaze
"Personally I'd rather have it appear on VC than as a 2.5D wiiware remake, remember how bad Golden Axe was in its 2.5D remake on PS2."
Yeah, but that was pretty clearly half-assed in every way you can imagine.
like i said wen bass 1st told us awesome i cant wait VERY EXCITED bout this bass u r the man
@Rapadash6: can't we have both? :3
online coop would be freaking sweet!
I'm really excited, but cautiously so. I'm concerned that the 3D art style will detract from the game. It's too bad they couldn't redo the sprites in higher resolutions rather than going 3D. (ala Street Fighter II remix) But I'll certainly be first in line to give this a try!
(Oh, and there had better be four player! That's the best part. )
Good news is an understatement. Can't wait.
THANK YOU JEEBUS
My first TMNT experience was on the gameboy with Fall of the Foot Clan (good memories).
Since it's the remake of one of the "best TMNT ever created" (like everyone said) I will give it a try...on the wiiware only.
This is great. Hopefully we get the rest of the NES and SNES games for the VC too.
Online co-op is a must! Support Wii Speak !!
I would actually prefer the original arcade or original VC game to this remake, but this is still good news, and if this one sells well (which it will), maybe theres hope for VC versions to come out.
Please be coming soon! I want it already.
Couldn't agree more my friend. The more the merrier in this game.
guess I'll throw this in too!
2.5D definitely has its pitfalls, and almost always disappoints in trying to capture the original feel, so I certainly hope that the game includes the classic game in some form, at least as an unlockable. But this is certainly great news overall.
GOD DA*N IT ALL TO H*LL!!!!!!!!
I DON'T WANT A CRAPPY PARTLY WIIWARE REMAKE WITH CRAPPY STYLE GRAPHICS... I JUST WANT MY OLD CLASSIC SNES TMNT TURTLES IN TIME ON THE VC!!!!!
NOTE TO EVERYONE:
JUST GET THE GAMECUBE GAME TMNT MUNTANT NIGHMARE & BEAT THE FIRST LEVEL TO UNLOCK THE ORIGONAL TURTLES IN TIME!!!!
I STILL NEED TO DO THAT; BUT I'M NEVER GETTING MY HOPES FOR SOME LAME A** REMAKE!!! STICK WITH THE CLASSICS!!!!!!
Sweet. (prays it won't suck)
Although I would rather they release the Genesis version, IMO, the superior version.
Great news, loved the original.
This post is in no way influenced by there being a beautiful girl next to the game.
I have a new most wanted WiiWare game now. I can't wait for this. I loved the original game!!! It hope it's released on the psn as well.
I played TMNT IV turtles in time to death with my friends as a youngster. Great news, as soon as it's released party at my house
DUDE, this is awesome!
I'm with Brooks and Warioswoods, I'd rather have the original
I do not know the original TMNT IV. I'm not even a fan of the Turtles. But judging from the XBox pictures, it could be a really nice game. At least as far as presentation is concerned. I like it when these old fashioned bitmap-backgrounds and bitmap-sprites are replaced by 3D objects. That looks IMHO much more interesting and fits better to the 3D capabilities modern graphics processors have to offer. I think games in retro-style belong to the Virtual Console.
These new preety much made my day. So much in fact I had to go play some TMNTIV. Amazing how good games stay good even being decades old, while we currently get less and less quality titles.
Awesome! But the best TMNT game it´s TMNT III TMP (NES)
I do hope it eventually gets released on Wii, but I'm kind of skeptical...
I'll wait for the official announcement.
Why must we always have 3D graphics just because it's a remake and consoles can handle it? 2D looks so crisp and detailed compared to 3D. sigh Hopefully they release the original too.
This could be pretty cool!
I already see some excited anticipation!
Looks interesting, though I'd prefer something more along the lines of a slightly cel-shaded resemblance to the 1987 cartoon. And if this has Wii-Speak support, I might consider actually buying the Wii-speak peripheral. Otherwise I think I'll look in XBox 360's direction.
sweet cant wait for TMNT smash up coming to wii later this year
i just creamed myself.
@The game: Do want.
@People who have to whine about stuff: LOL
Excellent news, will be great to play this great game again
Oh HELL yes!
Did NOT see this coming!! I'm definitly getting this one, just hope it has online co-op .
im not going to even think about it. im just going to BUY it. this is a good deal.a remake of an already awesome game,not to mention that this is one of the best brawler games period but to make it new and improved. day one buy.
Now these are the type of WiiWare games we should be getting, not the usual crap we normally get. Maybe this is hope that TMNT 2 might come to the VC.
If it gets close enough to the original I'll get it for sure!
I never played the original (when the snes was out my mom had a HUGE thing against games, now she plays them too!) So this will be completely new for me but I love the turtles
Holy McCrap-stick! This is awesome!
I like that guy's TMNT tattoo.
This is great news and looks like it will be my first ever WiiWare purchase!
I'm kind of glad it's a remake rather than a port. I always preferred the original arcade game to this, but I still found Turtles in Time a lot of fun. It'll be nice to play a classic TMNT game with a new twist to it. If they also release the original 1989 arcade game on VC Arcade too, I'll be VERY happy (as opposed to just being really happy).
I know someone in Michigan would be very excited to know about this news info.
"Now, if they would just remake NBA Jam or put NBA Jam: Tournament Edition on VC..."
It will probably be a disc release on Wii since 40 MB on Wiiware would mean it would have to be a 1,000 download for the "main pack" and 2 extra packs for 400 points to end up at 120 MB for all.
I'd prefer if they'd release the SNES version.
If it is coming to WiiWare, it just hit top #1 on my OMG HURRY IT UP list!
LOL I don't like the turtles, but I do have tmnt turtles in time XD
I was more of a Biker Mice from Mars kinda kid XD
I wonder if they'll keep the original arcade theme song?
just had a thought: i wonder if the Konami code will do anything in this remake? :3
@ Party On Dude
y r u so negative bout this game try something new as long as it plays like the original whats the big deal
AWESOME! Turtles in Time was one of the only TMNT games that i actually enjoyed
I think this is a good indication that we'll be seeing the arcade or SNES versions on VC pretty soon.
Oh my gosh! This is the greatest game ever made. I hope they still have the ridiculous voices and music! KOWABUNGA! P: I still have the original cartridge for the SNES, it's great stuff. The remake looks great! Now I'm just not sure which version to get, wiiware or xbla
I'm buying this as soon as it hits a Nintendo platform.
Cool. Never played it actually. Hopefully this means we'll be getting TMNT 2 the arcade game for NES VC. I loved that one.
One of the best bits of news in a very long time.
How come every one is saying the original is better when it isn't out yet?
Let's kick shells
bcause ppl r afraid of change n dont kno how else 2 express themselves
im going to faint. i would like the original as well, maybe more but this will do. this was the only game i had for the snes for so long.
any one no if turtles in time is on wii yet or wiiware or vc or if it is even coming to are wiis at all because xbox and ps3 should not even have it on there sistems there not even a part of the game. meaning it should of only came out for us wii players sorry xbox 360 and ps3 players well any who got to go if any ones got any info on wiiware or vc if its even coming or being released on wii please let me no ty if you let me no
@beastmaster666: Your best bet will be to contact the devs and ask them what's going on :3
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