It may not be perfectly timed with the film’s release, but a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem game is in the works. Outright Games announced plans to launch what is essentially a sequel to the theatrical outing sometime in 2024. Specific platforms haven’t been revealed yet, but look for the Mutant Mayhem game to make its way to consoles and PC.
According to the announcement (via Gematsu), Outright Games is looking to match the film’s “bold, painterly art style” with its visuals. As for its sequel status, this one will be set months after the events of the film, so we’ll get to see what the heroes in a half shell get up to next. This will, at the very least, involve saving New York City from a new mutant threat. Mutants gotta stop messin’ with NYC, man.
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Everything else we can expect from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem game is anyone’s guess. Outright Games has a history with licensed Nickelodeon games, from Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova to the upcoming PAW Patrol World. At the very least, both Outright and Paramount are aware of how important the film’s aesthetic is to its success. As Paramount senior vice president of games and emerging media Doug Rosen noted, “The vibrancy of this new film’s animation lends itself perfectly to video games.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem opened on August 2, 2023. The Jeff Rowe-directed film has proven to be profitable (before merchandise is taken into account), netting over $152 million at the global box office. Hopefully whatever Outright Games is cooking up can match its idiosyncratic flavor. It has some tough and similarly nostalgic acts to follow!