Paramount is turning the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin graphic novel into a triple-A video game adaption inspired by God of War Ragnarok.
The 2020 graphic novel was based on a grim futuristic alternate version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Paramount Global claims that The Last Ronin video game adaption will carry over the comic’s darker themes and take on a more mature tone.
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During an interview with Polygon Doug Rosen, senior vice president at Paramount Global compared The Last Ronin video game adaption to the most recent God of War Ragnarok. He says it will be an authentic adaption to the story of The Last Ronin arc and follow a third-person action RPG perspective. It will also carry over the story set in a dark future where only one of the turtles has survived.
Previous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games have taken on a more arcade-like approach with all four playable turtles. Some games even let players use other allies such as Splinter, April O’Neil and Casey Jones. Paramount says this new game is a single-character game. However, Rosen did hint that some other characters might be playable during some flashback sequences.
Rosen also claims that the game will play out similarly to the comic where the story will centre around the only surviving turtle. If you have read The Last Ronin, it is based on one of the turtles who is able to wield all four of the other turtles’ signature weapons. He can use the nunchaku, sai, bo staff and dual katanas. The turtle’s identity isn’t revealed until the last of the five-issue books. I won’t spoil it in case you haven’t read them.
Paramount says that the game is currently in development at an unnamed studio and is likely “a few years off” from release. Rosen says they have found the right development team to adapt The Last Ronin into an ambitious AAA video game.