• Matthew Rondina

A New Behind-the-Scenes Look at Shredder's Revenge

Developers Dotemu and Tribute Games release the first segment of their dev diary series giving a more detailed look at the game.

Today, developer Dotemu released a behind-the-scenes video exploring the inception of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge. Tribute Games’ studio, Co-Founder Jean-Francois Major and Dotemu CEO Cyrille Imbert discussed their excitement around developing a TMNT game with the iconic reptiles. Shredder's Revenge is an upcoming beat 'em up game co-created by Dotemu and Tribute Games.

Both companies have incredible portfolios that will undoubtedly support the upcoming project. Dotemu showed its creative strength with the stellar Streets of Rage 4. Tribute Games boasts key talent behind Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game plus beat-em-up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles released for Game Boy Advance in 2007.

The gameplay for Shredder's Revenge is based on classic mechanics from brawling games, which these companies are experienced with. The developers pulled back the curtain more on their creative process, what the IP means to them and the multi decade-spanning journey to get the game to become a reality.

"The developers pulled back the curtain more on their creative process, what the IP means to them and the multi decade-spanning journey to get the game to become a reality."

The First Entry In An Intriguing Developer Diary

The first entry in the joint developed game is now live via YouTube and you can check out the first episode here:

Here's what Tribute's Jean-Francois Major had to say about the project, “Contributing to an iconic universe like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an incredible opportunity on any level, but even after completing a TMNT project years ago, I always held out hope that I’d be able to create an experience set in the original era that inspired so much of my childhood wonder,” said Major. “We finally found a partner that shares Tribute Games’ passion for the Heroes in a Half Shell’s debut. Getting to continue the legacy of the classic, beloved TMNT beat-em-ups that fans around the world grew up playing is surreal.”

Dotemu CEO Cyrille Imbert added, “The reputation we’ve built with exceptional partners through modern classics like Streets of Rage 4 was vital to beginning our journey with Nickelodeon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge,” said Imbert. “Tribute Games clearly shares our passion for the world of TMNT. Their deep understanding and devotion to the essence of classic beat-em-ups makes them the perfect force to ensure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is the evolution of brawling fans deserve.”

Shredder’s Revenge is Coming Soon

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year. Just like the late 80s classic series of games you'll be able to bash your way through pixel art environments and beat down tons of enemies with your favourite turtle.


What are you most excited to experience in Shredder's Revenge? Let me know in the comments below, cowabunga!