2022 is shaping up to be one of the best ones ever for die-hard lovers of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the interactive space. Sometime this year, the title we dubbed the Most Anticipated of 2022, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge arrives, and today there was yet another announcement that no one could’ve saw coming.
During Sony’s latest State of Play which broadcasted mere hours ago, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, a collaboration between Konami, Digital Eclipse and Nickelodeon, was among the titles revealed during the 20 minute or so presentation. The compilation includes:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
- TMNT: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
- TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)
- TMNT III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
- TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
- TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist (Genesis)
- TMNT: Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy)
- TMNT II: Back from the Sewers (Game Boy)
- TMNT III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)
- TMNT: Tournament Fighters (NES)
- TMNT: Tournament Fighters (SNES)
- TMNT: Tournament Fighters (Genesis)
Konami has been the subject of earned criticism from the game playing public, from its nasty public break up with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, the cancellation of Silent Hills, the removal of P.T from the PlayStation Store, and their embrace of scams like NFT’s. Giving credit where credit’s due, however, their recent collections for franchises like Castlevania and Contra have been top tier. The Cowabunga Collection looks to be no different.
Not only is it in the capable hands of Digital Eclipse, a studio that in the past decade alone has been responsible for making million-selling collections for series like Mega Man and Street Fighter, The Cowabunga Collection also includes helpful additions like Save Anytime and Rewind. Select titles, including the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, also have added support for online play. It’s also great to see TMNT: Tournament Fighters on the NES here, as that cart loose sells for hundreds of dollars on the secondary market.
Though it was shown off for the first time during a PlayStation centric event, The Cowabunga Collection is also coming to the Xbox family of consoles, PC, and the Nintendo Switch.