Last year Activision published Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on 3DS, an action brawler that tied in with the Nickelodeon animated show of the franchise. With the TV show still going strong the inevitable follow-up has now been announced — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze.

This title will also be coming to 3DS, and development is being handled by WayForward; the release is due this Fall / Autumn in North America and Europe. While the first game was an arcade-style brawler that was pretty average, this entry is promising a 2D platforming approach with elements of exploration and power-ups — a bit Metroidvania, it seems. The following description is from the press release.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze brings together new locations, allies and threats! The game quickly heats up as Shredder, Tiger Claw and a new army of mutants threaten the streets of New York, forcing Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo to take action into their own hands. The game’s distinguishing feature is its vast, interconnected, non-linear game world, which rewards exploration and creative thinking. Powers, upgrades and equipment scattered across New York and Dimension X opens up new environments to traverse, secrets to discover and bosses to battle.

All four Turtles can be swapped between freely throughout the adventure, and each has his own unique rhythm, with specialized stats, strengths and skills. Combat is fast-paced, emphasizing the gang’s martial arts prowess through attack and item combos, counters and finishers, but also provides tools for stealth-based approaches to avoid or tackle enemies.

This could be an interesting one to follow; will you be a Hero in a Half Shell?

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