In some of the best gaming news ever, Konami has announced that it will be releasing a new batch of games based on the early-nineties smash hit TV series and movies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The pizza loving skateboarding ninjas, genetically modified in the sewer and trained by mutant rat sensei Splinter, were a huge success when they first were unleashed, spawning many games across all platforms at the time.
?We're thrilled to partner with Konami to produce video games based on the all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series," said Gary Richardson, CEO of Mirage. "With Konami back as video game publisher and Playmates Toys continuing as master toy licensee, we're excited to be working with the team that helped Mirage create the original success of the franchise. We can't wait to see samples of the new Konami TMNT video game on the big screen at E3 in May of 2003."
The original Turtles game, a four-player side-scrolling fighter, was acclaimed by gamers at the time and was also created by Konami. Let?s hope the update, confirmed only for PS2 at this point, lives up to its predecessor when it?s unveiled at E3 next year.