With the much-anticipated TMNT computer animated movie about to thrust the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back into the spotlight they have been absent from for so long, everyone it seems is looking to capitalize off of the classic series’ past success. Among them, Ubisoft (also publishing the new TMNT game based on that movie) has announced that the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game will make its way to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade this month for a mere 400 Microsoft Points ($5), likely the same week as the new movie premieres. This is probably the most fondly remembered TMNT title in gaming history, and features co-op play for up to four players and plenty of beat 'em up goodness. More information can be found in the full press release below:
SAN FRANCISCO – March 6, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that in celebration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(TM)(TMNT) franchise and the launch of its upcoming TMNT(TM) video game March 20, it is releasing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 classic arcade game on Xbox LIVE ®Arcade on the Xbox 360(TM). The Classic Arcade game, originally published by Konami and most recently developed for Xbox LIVE Arcade by Digital Eclipse, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment, will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade – the premier destination for digitally distributed, high definition original and classic games – in March.
The TMNT arcade game brings the nostalgia of the early coin-op arcade days of gaming into the comfort of the living room through the power of Xbox LIVE® and Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game will feature the original seven levels, two- to four-player co-op modes and voice- chat capabilities and be available for download for 400 Microsoft Points ($5 U.S.).
"The release of the TMNT classic arcade game on Xbox LIVE Arcade is Ubisoft's homage to a world-renowned franchise that for almost 20 years has captured the hearts of gamers,” said James Regan, director of new business development at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft is breathing new life into the video game franchise with the launch of our downloadable console games while remaining true to the unique core values that make the Turtles so timeless.”
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