April O’Neil is Rocking in TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
Geoff Keighley announced that, for the first time in a TMNT beat-em-up, TV reporter April O’Neil will be fighting Foot Clan skulls alongside her turtle friends.
Shredder’s Revenge was unveiled earlier this year and quickly became hotly anticipated among many who loved Konami’s iconic TMNT beat-em-ups of the 80s and 90s. With its pixelated visuals and lively colors, Shredder’s Revenge simply seeks to follow in the footsteps of those games, in which you played as Raphael while battling your way through swarms of Foot Clan soldiers, seldom hopping through time, and always eventually saving the day from the evil Shredder and his buddies.
April O’Neil never had anything much to do in these games except be put in peril and need saving. Today’s unveil not only showed that she’s joining the roster of playable characters but showed that developer Tribute Games is working on the same level of care to her attacks and animations that they’re taking to the mutated heroes.
In the reveal trailer, you not only see her using powerful flurries of kicks, punches, and spin attacks, but at one point she drops the literal mic on a fallen Foot Clan soldier. A highlight of the original reveal trailer was seeing how each of the 4 turtles has unique running animations that indicate their distinctive characters, so it’s excellent to see April be given the same attention to detail. The game is going to be awesome can’t wait to get my hands on it.