Looks like the future has more in store for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IP in the gaming space as Paramount Global senior vice president for games and emerging media, Doug Rosen revealed that a third-person action RPG based on the five-issue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin graphic novel mini-series is in the works, according to an interview with Polygon.
This adaptation would be way less light-hearted than the most recent TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge as the 2020 graphic novel is a much darker and more mature take than fans know the franchise for. As for the game itself, Rosen says the action RPG adaptation is inspired by Sony’s most recent God of War games in not just gameplay but obviously tone too knowing the content of the source material which Rosen says the rights holder wants to authentically adapt.
For those who never picked up the IDW-published mini-series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin takes place in a dark future when most of the turtles and Master Splinter have been wiped out by the Foot Clan – all except one who is wielding all of the turtles’ iconic weapons. The identity of the turtle in question was not known for most of the arc until the later moments of the arc.
The turtle in question could not be identified because their standard ninja mask was black instead of the colourful one each ninja turtle is known for. Just for the sake of spoilers, I’m not gonna divulged who exactly that turtle is; find out for yourself by reading the graphic novel or when you get your hands on the actual game.
Rosen didn’t reveal who is developing the game but only says in the Polygon article that”they’ve found the right partner to adapt The Last Ronin into an ambitious AAA video game” which is a few years off from launching. More details on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin and other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games will be revealed in the coming months and years.