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TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Releasing August

Konami is releasing improved versions of classic TMNT games.

July 21, 2022

In a recently released trailer, Konami has revealed the release date for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, a bundle that contains 13 classic titles from the beloved beat ’em up series. The collection will launch for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) on August 30.

For those unaware, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American media franchise created by comic book authors Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It follows the adventures of four anthropomorphic turtle brothers, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, who fight evil in New York city using Ninjutsu. A long list of TMNT video games have been developed, mainly by Konami, based on the use of the turtles’ powers and friends. These have tended to action and beat ’em up projects. Many of them were based on the TV shows and movies that aired from 1978 until 2007.

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The Cowabunga Collection does not only compile the original games in one package but adds many quality of life changes, including online play and couch co-op play for certain titles. Other features include save state and rewind features, button mapping, unique arts and sketches, historical content, and 11 Japanese regional versions of the games, never before released in the West. The games are brought back from various consoles like the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, and Arcade machines.

The recently released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge has been a massive success for the franchise. It borrowed many stylistic choices from Konami’s arcade machines and also the home console games. The voice actors from the 1987 series also came back to reprise their roles. The title sold 1 million copies in its first week and paved the way for more titles to be released for fans of the game’s pixellated art style.

The Cowabunga Collection includes the following titles:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles* (Arcade)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time* (Arcade)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (N)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (N)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (N)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (N)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SN)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters* (SN)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist* (SG)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (SG)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (GB)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers (GB)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (GB)

The Cowabunga Collection will support online features for the following games:

  • TMNT (Arcade)
  • TMNT Turtles in Time (Arcade)
  • TMNT The Hyperstone Heist
  • TMNT Tournament Fighters
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Mohamed (He/Him) from Egypt is Interested in gaming as a storytelling medium and how it can give shape to new emotions and life lessons. He is currently learning the Japanese language and is interested on learning more about the Japanese culture and other cultures and how they are represented in gaming. Also a Long term fan of JRPGs, Indie games and VIsual Novels.

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