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Old 09-03-2022, 08:53 PM   #1
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Konami says, "never say never" about a possible 2k3 games collection

https://twitter.com/GoNintendoTweet/...33143479226374

Basically they were asked about a 2k3 game collection in the future, and rather than deny it, the Konami rep said, "Never say never."

There were 7 games Konami made based on the 2k3/4kids cartoon:

1. TMNT Console version (based on Season 1)
2. TMNT: Battle Nexus (based on Season 2)
3. TMNT: Mutant Nightmare (based on Season 3)
4. TMNT Mutant Melee (3D Brawler)
5. TMNT GBA (based on Season 1)
6. TMNT: Battle Nexus GBA (based on Season 2)
7. TMNT: Mutant Nightmare DS (based on Season 3)

The GBA/DS games are completely unique games in 2D sprites different from the console games. So a 7 game collection would be pretty meaty.

Although of course the 3D 2k3 games weren't particular good even when they came out (they were all poorly reviewed by the major game sites in the early 2000's), it would still be neat to have them.
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Old 09-03-2022, 09:04 PM   #2
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I’d actually be more interested in this collection, simply because I’ve played those games much less, if at all. I love the games in the Cowabunga Collection but I don’t have a burning desire to play them yet again.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:06 PM   #3
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I'd be interested in PC version of this collection solely for the Mutant Nightmare on PC.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:14 PM   #4
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Just give us and we’ll buy it Konami.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:28 PM   #5
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Right now Konami seems to be only in the "we're collecting and releasing all of our old games and not new ones" mode, so of course
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Old 09-04-2022, 06:19 AM   #6
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This is something I wrote off before because the games themselves were quite unremarkable, the franchise was already past its prime, and it's a different version of TMNT that they don't typically pimp, so to get an answer like this is pretty shocking.

I didn't think the games were anything special but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have fond memories of them and the possibility of 2k3 even remotely getting any sort of recognition and comeback is something that excites me and would bring much needed diversity to TMNT's image which is currently dominated by the 87 cartoon.

But this past week alone, and probably in large part due to the Cowabunga Collection's release, I've seen a sudden surge of nostalgia for the 2k3 series and its games. Timing couldn't have been better either with the show's 20th anniversary coming up next year. It would be a total shame for the year to go by without any attempt at capitalizing on a generation of TMNT fans who have money to blow on toys, blu-rays, and games 20 years later.
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Old 09-04-2022, 07:42 AM   #7
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Yeah, I’d love for the 2K3 era to get some love, in general.

I have a hard time enjoying that show sometimes, but there is still a lot to love, and I admire what they were trying to do. I’d be into figures or even an animated continuation, if done right. Anything really would pique my interest.

I think it’d require a lot of vocal fan support on social media and stuff. Nothing Snyder-level, of course, but I don’t think Nick sees all that strong a demand for 2K3 stuff, outside a relatively small click of fans online.
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Old 09-04-2022, 10:40 AM   #8
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Man, I forgot 2023 will be the 20th anniversary of the show. Still wish we would get proper blu-ray boxsets of the show. At least it's all up for streaming officially now though.
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Old 09-07-2022, 03:06 PM   #9
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I've got the PS2 Battle Nexus game. Personally, my favorite video game based off the 4Kids series was the plug-n-play Battle for the City game. I wish I knew what I did with that game. I would even buy it again if I could find it online for a decent price.

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Old 09-07-2022, 11:24 PM   #10
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Bring it on.

With the exception of Mutant Melee, I used to own all of the games, and had the console versions for GameCube. I've just never finished Mutant Nightmare for the GameCube. I just wonder how Mutant Nightmare for the 3DS would be done for other consoles.
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Old 09-08-2022, 01:52 PM   #11
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I never played the games from the 2003 series, Even though they were Konami, They weren't much in high regard compared to the games before.
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Old 09-08-2022, 02:44 PM   #12
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With the exception of Mutant Melee
Trust me - you didn't missed a lot.
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Old 09-08-2022, 03:11 PM   #13
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I never played the games from the 2003 series, Even though they were Konami, They weren't much in high regard compared to the games before.
The 2D ones aged the best.
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Old 09-09-2022, 11:35 AM   #14
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Technically the collection would include 2 extra games since the two arcade games are included in 2 and 3. I think if sales of cowabunga are good which they are and they see a cheap way of releasing it they'll do it. They know these games aren't as well thought of but if they can trick some TMNT fans and collectors into buying them to make it profitable we all win. I'd love to see it.



Hell I'd want a Ubisoft TMNT collection to follow as well: TMNT 2007, 2007 PSP version, 2007 GBA version, Smash Up, Turtles in Time: Re-Shelled, Out of the Shadows, Mutants in Manhattan, TMNT 2013, Danger of the Ooze, (I think I'm missing another two games based on the 2012 games but they don't show up on a quick wiki search), Movie 2014 DS game, Arcade Attack DS. I mean Ubisoft was mostly a bunch of missed opportunities with concepts that had a ton of potential. They just never delivered but it'd still be cool to see the concepts that could've made great games that made "Ok to mediocre" games.

2007 was fun in the consoles, GBA was great, they deserve to be played.
Smash Up was alright just the roster was awful a huge missed opportunity but the actual game is pretty decent, a good roster would've made this a "hidden gem.

I never played the 2012 games but I'd love to try them out, they don't seem that bad. I believe there were 4 different ones

Arcade attack I never played but apparently its awful yet I'd like to try it because it's an official beat em up of the TMNT I never played and it looks cool.

Both Out of the Shadows and Mutants in Manhattan I regret not buying, I'm sure they have flaws as reviews stated but they look fun to try.

Turtles in Time Reshelled I remember playing it for a bit and it seemed fun, I loved the new artwork for the cinematics, the graphics were decent for an XBOX Live Arcade game. The physics were flawed but it was neat. The hate comes that it was based off of the Arcade version and not the superior SNES version with more levels/bosses. I never understood why they didn't, it wasn't a port it was a remake, they literally could add anything they wanted

That's at least 10 games, of course it'd be more difficult since they're emulating more powerful consoles and it'd be more expensive.

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Old 09-19-2022, 06:54 PM   #15
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^ The 2013-2016 games were actually done by Activision so they would have to be in a separate collection from the Ubisoft era games.
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Old 09-22-2022, 01:23 PM   #16
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I want REMASTERS of the games, Ala re-pac-ked.

The first gamecube game sorley needs it. combat is slow and graphics way too dated. don't remember much about the other two, but played that first one alot.
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Old 09-22-2022, 04:53 PM   #17
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The Clowns at Xplay give their overview of TMNT gaming history:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ccetxb274
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