April O’Neil is a reporter for the Daily Bugle and she’s on her way to interview Shredder when she gets kidnapped by him. She’s saved by the Turtles and has to help them find out what he plans to do with the ooze.
April O’ Neil is one of the most recognizable characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe, so it’s only natural that she joins the heroes in a half shell in TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge.
DotEmu, the game’s creator, announced her participation in a new gameplay video for the beat ’em’ up, which is set to arrive for PC and Nintendo Switch in 2023. Her arrival is much-welcomed, given how long the TMNT lineup has been stagnant.
April, with the Turtles, utilizes a microphone and other TV broadcast equipment to knock down the Footclan, and she seems to have a number of unique attacks. She can also bring the Turtles back to life by feeding them pizza.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge looks a lot like Turtles in Time, which is perhaps the greatest TMNT beat em’ up ever (and, ahem, the best beat em’ up of all time). But, regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, Shredder’s Revenge looks fantastic, as shown by DotEmu’s excellent work on Streets of Rage 4.
Outside of the wide 2023 release frame, Shredder’s Revenge doesn’t have a definite release date, so let’s hope there’s more news soon. Keep an eye out for updates.