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Old 03-23-2023, 09:15 AM   #1
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God of War inspired Last Ronin Game in Development

Breaking from Polygon today.

Beloved TMNT graphic novel The Last Ronin is becoming a video game



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A new, very different style of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is currently in development: an adaptation of The Last Ronin, the 2020 graphic novel that told a grim, futuristic story about the turtles.

Like the comic, The Last Ronin video game adaptation will be a darker, more mature take on the typically colorful Ninja Turtles, according to Doug Rosen, senior vice president for games and emerging media at Paramount Global, the rights holders for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In an interview with Polygon last week, Rosen likened the upcoming third-person action role-playing game to Sony’s recent God of War titles and said it will be authentic to the story of The Last Ronin arc, which is set in a future where only one of the turtles has survived.

While other TMNT games, like last year’s Shredder’s Revenge, are typically about playing as all four turtles (and sometimes their allies Splinter, April O’Neil, and Casey Jones), The Last Ronin will be a primarily a single-character game. Though Rosen posited that other characters could be playable in flashback sequences, similar to how the comic series plays out, the primary action is said to center on the only surviving turtle.
Looks to be still in development and the "few years off from release" worries me a bit, but exciting news!
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Old 03-23-2023, 09:49 AM   #2
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lol holy crap. I told y'all TLR would be huge for the brand.

I got a surprising amount of blowback here which is why I'm tooting my horn.
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Old 03-23-2023, 09:53 AM   #3
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It was only a matter of time.

It just hope that Abby Anderson doesn’t appear and smash Michelangelo’s head in with a golf club.
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Old 03-23-2023, 09:54 AM   #4
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The "there are opportunities for multiple TMNT games aimed at both young and more mature age groups, and that Paramount can take “multiple approaches [to the franchise], and not dial back to make the game something it shouldn’t be” part of the interview in the article sounds very promising too.
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Old 03-23-2023, 09:54 AM   #5
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This is going to keep escalating. An animated adaption is already in the works, I guarantee. We may even get a premium series or movie at some point.
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Old 03-23-2023, 10:04 AM   #6
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My favorite part of the game was when Mikey said “it isn’t about the last ronin, it was about the last Ron-us”
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Old 03-23-2023, 10:20 AM   #7
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This is going to keep escalating. An animated adaption is already in the works, I guarantee. We may even get a premium series or movie at some point.
It'll probably get a quick adaption like all the DC movies and the Batman vs TMNT movie.
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Old 03-23-2023, 10:36 AM   #8
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It'll probably get a quick adaption like all the DC movies and the Batman vs TMNT movie.
I expect something like that too, but it needs a bigger budget. Those recent DC movies look and sound cheap. Maybe a more premium series for Paramount+ or something can be worked out.
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I expect something like that too, but it needs a bigger budget. Those recent DC movies look and sound cheap. Maybe a more premium series for Paramount+ or something can be worked out.
It'll be exactly like those, and the animated adaption probably won't be 1:1 with the comic but condense or change things, same as the Batman/TMNT crossover movie.

Just expect a straight to DVD/streaming movie adaption of it at most.
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Old 03-23-2023, 11:16 AM   #10
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It'll be exactly like those, and the animated adaption probably won't be 1:1 with the comic but condense or change things, same as the Batman/TMNT crossover movie.

Just expect a straight to DVD/streaming movie adaption of it at most.
It's a different studio so we really don't have a point of comparison in regards to budget or production.
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I'm all in for this! Let's go
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Old 03-23-2023, 11:55 AM   #12
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Looks to be still in development and the "few years off from release" worries me a bit, but exciting news!
Might be cool. Seems like the kind of game that runs the risk of overpromising, will miss a few release dates, then run out of money and be dumped out without much fanfare but with bugs.
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Old 03-23-2023, 11:57 AM   #13
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Essentially most AAA titles then, haha.
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Old 03-23-2023, 01:06 PM   #14
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This game won't be out for 3-4 years if it's a real AAA game and not some short thing. By then The Last Ronin comic will he a distant memory, I have no idea why they think interest in the comic will he around another 4 years from now.
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This game won't be out for 3-4 years if it's a real AAA game and not some short thing. By then The Last Ronin comic will he a distant memory, I have no idea why they think interest in the comic will he around another 4 years from now.
I don’t see the issue. The comic may still be around then, as it’s an ongoing universe now. They are looking at the hardcover as an “evergreen book” and you can’t blame them. It’s still selling incredibly well. Better than any other tmnt comic ever.

There is also the fact that it’ll still be a tmnt property, so it’s marketable even if TLR disappears tomorrow, which it won’t. But your comment is interesting.
Maybe they have even more planned for the universe than they are letting on.

Either way, this is a good route to take the video game because they are aiming it at older fans, which TLR is suited for.

Also, I get the feeling they haven’t chosen a developer yet and it’s hard to get too excited until we know. This feels like a way to drum up excitement and secure a partner.
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I don’t see the issue. The comic may still be around then, as it’s an ongoing universe now. They are looking at the hardcover as an “evergreen book” and you can’t blame them. It’s still selling incredibly well. Better than any other tmnt comic ever.

There is also the fact that it’ll still be a tmnt property, so it’s marketable even if TLR disappears tomorrow, which it won’t. But your comment is interesting.
Maybe they have even more planned for the universe than they are letting on.

Either way, this is a good route to take the video game because they are aiming it at older fans, which TLR is suited for.
IDW as a whole might not even exist 4 years from now. Also I assume after the prequel comic ends that will be it for this universe. There's not much else they can do with it since all the Turtles are dead and further prequels would be absurd.
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IDW as a whole might not even exist 4 years from now. Also I assume after the prequel comic ends that will be it for this universe. There's not much else they can do with it since all the Turtles are dead and further prequels would be absurd.
I'd be positive the long-term goal is to eventually just focus on the new generation of TMNT it introduced.
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Old 03-23-2023, 03:19 PM   #18
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Neat!! Not much of a gamer so unsure if I'll ever get the chance to try it out (unless its available via computer and I have an updated system by then), but will definitely check out people's game play videos. Good to see it reach broader attention, and maybe grab some further attention for TMNT, esp for more mature content, in the process.
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IDW as a whole might not even exist 4 years from now. Also I assume after the prequel comic ends that will be it for this universe. There's not much else they can do with it since all the Turtles are dead and further prequels would be absurd.
No, “TLR 2 “ has already been confirmed.

It’s the best selling book IDW has ever made. It’s not going away even if IDW collapses. The book is a best seller.
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