Hey everyone! Gather around to meet Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo… again. Seriously, how many different incarnations of these characters are we going to have to meet over the course of our lives?
The latest comes from Activision and Platinum Games, which have recreated the fearsome fighting team from the ground up once again in their own vision. Of course, the characters’ usual traits are all there, but along with Platinum Games comes an all new art style that I can totally get behind.
Donatello is the team’s resident tech guru, spending his down time inventing gadgets and keeping the vehicles running. During battle, he’s always quick to toss a handful of pizza slices into the air when his brothers need health. And when he joins forces with a teammate, the two dismantle the enemy defenses with a barrage of teleportation attacks.
Leonardo is the team leader, and his drive for perfection is unmatched. His brand of ninjutsu gives him the ability to slow down time, allowing him to execute lightning-fast strikes with pin-point precision. And when he teams up with another Turtle for a whirlwind attack, their enemies don’t stand a chance.
Michelangelo is always good for a laugh, but don’t underestimate his skills. He’s not afraid to grab a pair of pompoms and choreograph a miniature pep rally when his teammates’ special abilities need refreshing. And his disco dancing mesmerizes foes into cutting a rug of their own, forcing enemies to drop their defenses and giving the Turtles a chance to attack.
Raphael may be the strong silent type, but he never backs down from a good brawl. He’s the master of stealth and can make himself invisible to enemies until unleashing a surprise attack. And when he partners with one of his Turtle teammates, the two create a shell-slamming shockwave that knocks the Foot Clan off their feet.
You see? No matter how many times we get to meet these characters all over again, Raphael is still the coolest. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant in Manhattan will launch for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on May 24.