In a stunning reveal during the 2022 Summer Game Fest event on Wednesday, the hockey mask-wearing Casey Jones will be a playable character in the forthcoming beat-em-up game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.
Host Geoff Keighley revealed that the game, releasing next Thursday, June 16, is not only near completion of development, but it will also feature a six-player mode.
“Casey Jones is finally coming off the bench!” wrote developer Tribute Games.
It was previously announced April O’Neil would be a playable character in the game, as We Got This Covered previously reported. And while that was a welcome surprise, we must say we’re pretty stoked for Casey to join the fight, too. Publisher Dotemu also announced, via a YouTube video back in February that Master Splinter would be a playable character, too. With so many extra characters in the roster, aside from the titular shelled reptiles, we’re frankly glad Tribute Games decided to add six-player capability, a bump-up from an initial four-player capacity, according to its website. And the fact that the game is dropping next week is also a welcome surprise.
We were able to get our hands on a demo of the game back in April, noted in a previous We Got This Covered preview, and the brief but impactful experience at that time boasted the kind of “tight control, drop-in/drop-out co-op” and frenetic energy that would please fans of the “Konami arcade games […] of the late ’80s and early ’90s.” What’s more, it also incorporates some of the “original voice actors from the 1987 animated series.”
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge comes to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Game Pass, and PC on Thursday, June 16.