The heroes in a half-shell are back. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will star in a new mobile game this September. Announced by publisher Kongregate today, the free-to-play title will be called Mutant Madness. Synapse, Kongregate’s Chicago-based studio, is developing. Players will be able to build their own team of classic heroes and villains from the series to take on a new threat. You can check out the announcement trailer below:
The Team Behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Madness
The gameplay looks action-based, but there will also be light RPG elements. Players can collect various skills to customize their heroes. There will also be idle elements as players can build their own base to accomplish various tasks. And it looks like there will be plenty of characters from the history of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Tony Perkins, the title’s Game Lead at Kongregate, had this to say about the project:
“We’re excited to reveal TMNT: Mutant Madness especially to longtime fans. Our team has been hard at work bringing these classic characters to life, knowing our players will appreciate the level of detail and heart we’re bringing to the game. From the Turtles’ sewer lair, to fighting the Foot Clan in the streets of NYC, to Krang in his Technodrome… This game was made by fans for fans.”
Kongregate acquired Synapse in 2017. Synapse’s most well-known title is Animation Throwdown: The Quest For Cards. The free-to-play card game combines characters from various animated Fox properties like Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have mostly been kept on mobile recently. In 2018, for instance, they starred in the endless runner Rise of the TMNT: Ninja Run and appeared in the fighter Nickelodeon Super Brawl Universe. The team’s last console game was 2016’s hack-and-slash title Mutants in Manhattan. However, they also appeared as DLC in Injustice 2 and as racers in Nickelodeon Kart Racers in 2018.