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Splinter appears at IGN Fan Fest with new TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge footage

Tribute Games’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge has fed us a steady meal of the pizza lovin’ green dudes’ gameplay, including the ability to play as April O’ Neal. It has definitely caught players attention and had us wanting more. Continuing the trend, gameplay footage of Master Splinter was showcased on February 10 during an interview with Game Director, Jonathan Lavigne.   

At IGN Fan Fest 2022 this week, the team once again showed off over a minute of dedicated gameplay featuring Splinter teaming up with the camera of fury, April, as well. It also served as confirmation of an Xbox One release. The launch date is still underground, but we can expect more information as time goes on.

Master Splinter’s appearance comes from a place of nostalgia

In the almost 9 minutes of footage shown off during the interview, we see the honorable rat take on enemies that have not been seen before. In his iconic fighting style, he battles solo or with his protégés to remove threats such as The Knucklehead, a robot machine controlled by the Foot Clan, and a first for the franchise. His moves are full of finesse as he tornadoes through Clan members on the streets and in the sewers.

Lavigne spoke about the inspirations behind the levels, and Splinter’s design and fighting style, particularly as playing as him in the game had been a dream of his since childhood. “I rewatched the entire old series. {…} We also all played through the arcade games as well,” Lavigne said. “So, we really wanted the game to be as faithful as possible to those memories we had as a kid playing those games.” Catch the full interview below.

We will continue our coverage of the game throughout the year. Find out everything we know already with our previous article. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Alicia Graves

A bit nerdy, a bit punk rock princess, and a whole lot of mom, I'm constantly in motion. I have an enthusiasm for gaming and the cultural complexities of entertainment, both past and present. I don’t believe in limiting myself to one kind of genre in books, comics, manga, anime, music or movies. I prefer to seek out hidden gems in panned pieces, uniqueness in the mundane and new outlooks on nuances.
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