John Who? A
fourth movie is in production right now for release in
~ NEW TMNT
VIDEO GAME : TMNT 3D
( cancelled )
has been about six years since the release of the last TMNT video
game. Though little is known about the new one aside from the
fact that Konami, Inc. (developers of the previous eleven installments)
will not be developing it, the forthcoming N64 or PSX TMNT game
from Playmates Interactive Entertainment will likely (but not definitely) be based on the Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
TV series, as Playmates currently handles the NT:TNM line
of toys. It was said to be tentatively scheduled to ship "3rd
Quarter" of 1998 in the July issue of PSM (obviously B.S.). Now
a late 98 issue of PSM cites TMNT 3D once again. See the PIE
site here for any updates, and my video game section here. The current status
of the project is in question, but is reported by Dan Berger
to be possibly in the works. Unfortunately, a PIE Consumer Service
rep stated there are "no plans for a TMNT game at this time."
Molly Bode of Mirage Studios informed that their contract with
Playmates Interactive is over, plus now it seems PIE itself has
gone belly up (though sources indicate Rocker Games picked up the
title at one point... to do absolutely nothing with it). Don't hold your breath for this game.
GRAPHIC NOVEL BY KEV & PETE IN THE WORKS?
( cancelled? )
the WonderCon comic convention in northern California, Kevin
Eastman informed fans on April 17, 1999 of a 60-70 page TMNT
graphic novel he would be doing with Peter Laird immediately
following Kevin's involvement with Heavy Metal II: FAKK2.
Whether this project would come through Erik Larsen's studio
of Image Comics or directly from Mirage Publishing is unknown,
but it seems TMNT will not fade into the shadows so easily quite
yet. Meeting Kevin Eastman at the San D Con 99, Eastman confirmed
that he and Laird both want to do it, and the project will likely
end up becoming some kind of crossover with a character(s) from
TURTLES : THE NEXT MUTATION CANCELLED!
VOLUME III CANCELLED!
~ NINJA TURTLES:
THE NEXT MUTATION - THE ANIMATED SERIES?
Eastman created this rumor himself from the 1998 San Diego Comic
Convention. In an E-mail dated 12/24/98, Michael Dooney of Mirage
has adamantly said no animated TMNT show is in the works, though
little is known about it at this point. To see an alleged animation
cell of it, click here.
TMNT GAMES TO BE RE-RELEASED
three Gameboy Konami installments of TMNT ("Fall of the Foot Clan,"
"Back from the Sewers," and "Radical Rescue")
are being re-issued by Konami. In addition, a company called
Majestic Sales is re-issuing TMNT IV on SNES and TMNT:
Tournament Fighters on Genesis.
ELECTRONICS TMNT GIGA PET
TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION COMIC BOOK
a chat, Kevin Eastman announced plans to put out a new comic
series based on Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. Who
would publish it is unknown, but it is possible (though unlikely,
according to Molly Bode) Archie Comics could do the series. No
release date is known. The cancellation (until further notice...
but it is final presently) of NT:TNM more than likely
scrapped this project.