We are so, so close to getting our hands on the fantastic-looking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge. One thing Dotemu and Tribute Games have been focusing on is capturing the essence of the hugely popular old '87 cartoon and the beat 'em ups of the '80s and '90s, and what better way to do that than by diving into the game's audiovisual design.

In the third behind-the-scenes video from Dotemu, we get a little bit of a taste behind the creative process of the game's animators and find out just what inspired the music of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge.

Justin Cyr, animation supervisor, and Yannick Belzil, scriptwriter (both at Tribute Games), discuss how they approached designing the visuals and story to match the energy of the cartoon, such as how the pixel art and animations manage to capture the turtle's personalities to the amount of research the artists had to do to replicate the feel of the show.

Tee Lopes, the game's composer who has worked with Dotemu on Streets of Rage 4, reflects on the time he spent with the games and cartoons as a kid, and how he went back to the sounds of the '80s and '90s and tried to replicate those as much as possible for the upcoming beat 'em up. Lopes talks about how his music had to strike the balance between frenetic and light in order to create an atmosphere that would be suitable for a TMNT beat 'em up — not too serious, but enough to get your heart pumping.

We'll be able to experience just how everything comes together to create the ultimate TMNT celebration in just a few days as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge launches on 16th June on Switch. In the meantime, make sure you watch the video above and let us know how excited you are to see how the game looks and sounds yourself!

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