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Platinum Games, developer of games such as Transformers Devastation and The Legend of Korra, may be working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game according to a page on the Australian Classification Board website.

Although there is strong evidence for the existence of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game by Platinum this is the first that most anyone is hearing of this title as far as we can tell. The existence of this game should be considered a rumor at this point.

The information was initially brought to our attention via a tweet:

The tweet links to the classification entry listed in the opening of this article.

The Australian Classification Board is an Australian organization that rates various forms of media based on their content. While it may be possible to sell unclassified content, it is generally difficult to do so and as such companies typically opt to have their products classified.

The Compliance Resources of the Australian Classification Board website states that “the material to be classified/certified” must be provided for the application process under the “What to provide” subheading. Furthermore, Step 5 of the instructions for Classifying a Computer Game states that you must provide “a copy of the computer game in an acceptable format”.

These two parts make it clear that for the Australian Classification Board to classify a computer game you must provide an actual copy of the computer game itself. Therefore, it stands to reason that Platinum Games has a mostly complete Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.

The existence of this game is further supported by a rating page on the Brazilian Advisory Rating System website listing the title Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants IN MANHATTAN with Activision as the Producer. Activision has a working history of producing some titles by Platinum Games.

Do you think Platinum Games can do justice to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise? What is your favorite title by Platinum Games? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!



  • eltonBorges

    This is really interesting. It’s the second western title they touch, and I hope they can do great things with the franchise.

  • MONAD

    Yes. Yes. More yes.

  • Agt_Pendergast

    This made my night right here. As George from Revengeance would say, “A ninja? Cowabunga! Go ninja, go ninja, GO!”

  • Nope Naw

    I love TMNT! I love Platinum Games! This is almost unreal! Transformers Devastation was great. I’m really looking forward to seeing what a TMNT game forged in the fires of P* is like! 😀

  • Robert N. Adams

    Pretty much anything that has epic fights in it would be great for Platinum Games to make. Imagine them doing a Matrix Game or a Dragonball Z game. -drool-

  • Nope Naw

    I would like to see them take on either a Thundercats game or a Kill la Kill game, after this.

  • Zepherdog

    Third, remember they also made the Korra game.

  • eltonBorges

    Well, Transformers is not exactly a western creation, that’s why I only counted Korra.

  • Shredder Orokusaki

    CANT WAIT TO DESTORY THE TURTLES! MUHAHAHHAHA I WILL BE THE LAST BOSS OF
    THE GAME LIKE IN EVRY TMNT GAME AND NO ONE WILL DEFEAT ME NOT EVEN ON
    LOWEST DIFFICULTY!! MUAHHAHHAHA DEATH TO TURTLES!!! OHH AND BY THE WAY
    AS YOU KNOW I KILLED SPLINTER!! DONT BELIVE ME? SEE HERE


    CANT WAIT TO PLAY IT MAX SETTINGS 4K DSR 60 FPS ON MY CORE I5 2500K 3,3GHZ GTX 970 G1 GAMING 4 GB 12 GB DDR 3 1600 MHZ!
    I WILL DESTROY YOU FREAKS!

  • Zepherdog

    I may not be technically western but it still uses far more elements from the western incarnations than not.

  • cypher20

    If anyone can do this it is Platinum. I seriously hope it is true because I love their games. Why no Vanquish 2? Why cruel world? Why? WHY!