According to IGN, the upcoming issue of Nintendo Power magazine will feature a preview of a new fighting game starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Ubisoft-published title, which will not be based on a movie or TV show, will be a 4-player 2.5D fighter in the mold of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The development team will consist of many former Team Ninja and Smash Bros. developers, both of which know their way around simulated smackdowns.
Smash Bros., Team Ninja devs working on Wii TMNT fighter
Note to Ubisoft: Remake this game.
The article states that the game has been in development for well over a year, and will feature modes like Story, Battle Royal, Tournament, Practice, and Winner/Loser Stays. The game will also boast a robust online component that should encompass a few of the aformentioned modes, and maybe some others. No characters were confirmed, but we’ll keep Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael in the “probably” pile. In any case, you can be assured that we’ll keep our eyes on this game. Anything that mixes Smash Bros., Ninja Gaiden, and our heroes in a half shell is okay in our books.