News: New movie? Check. Movie based game? Double Check.
Warner Bros. is continuing their work on the CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that is being readied for an early 2007 release. Naturally, part of that is the movie-based game and for that WB has partnered with King Kong developer Ubisoft.
"Ubisoft has demonstrated its strong commitment to making quality license-based games and truly understands the spirit of one of the world's most famous children's brands," said Christian Salomon, director of licensing at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft is thrilled to be bringing the Turtles back in an exciting new adventure that will attract both the first generation of enthusiasts all the way through to the current and future generations of fans."
"We are excited that the Turtles are returning to the big screen in 2007 and pleased to partner with Ubisoft for the creation of a new movie-based Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game," said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment. "We are confident Ubisoft's commitment to quality, strong international distribution and presence in the worldwide video game market will complement the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie experience and help generate added excitement for the Turtles brand."
This new Turtles film is said to carry a PG rating and "will derive its tone from the original comic-book series and will be grittier than the previous live action pictures."
No details are known about the new game, except that it will launch alongside the movie in 2007.