Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection announced for Switch
Talk about turtle power!
If you’re a Ninja Turtles fan and a Switch owner, today is your lucky day. Konami has announced that they’re bringing TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Switch, and it’s jam-packed with all your favorite turtle gaming memories. This package is set to launch later in 2022, and will be available both physically and digitally for $40. Get the full rundown on what’s included in the press release below.
Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo are back from the sewers with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection! In collaboration with Nickelodeon, thirteen radical games from KONAMI’s entire archive of retro 8-bit, 16-bit, and arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) titles and their Japanese versions* will be coming to PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series XǀS, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC Steam. Physical retail and digital versions will be available in 2022 at SRP $39.99.
This incredible collection of thirteen original classics gives chasing down Shredder, fighting the Foot, and tangling-up with Bebop and Rocksteady a fresh look at why KONAMI’s adaptations of the heroes in a half shell set the standard in beat ‘em up, action games. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection includes:
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Genesis) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Sega Genesis) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (Game Boy) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers (Game Boy) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)
KONAMI partnered with game developer Digital Eclipse to expertly adapt these classics for modern gaming systems with a fantastic set of quality-of-life features including save anytime and rewind, button mapping, and added online play for certain games** with local couch play for all titles where originally intended. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will also come with a digital game guide for each title to help players fight and sometimes swim through difficult areas.
The games are based on the characters and themes of the 80’s children’s cartoon and comic book series, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles often taking place in a fictionalized New York City, around the sewers, inside futuristic enemy bases and even across time itself! In collaboration with Nickelodeon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will also include loads of extras using imagery from the original cartoons, comics and other historic TMNT media content in a compiled Museum connecting the franchise across the various mediums. Additionally, never-before-seen development art, sketches and game design material will also be included.
*11 Japanese regional versions total -No Japanese versions released for TMNT (Arcade) and TMNT: Tournament Fighters (NES) **Titles with online functionality -TMNT (Arcade), TMNT: Turtles in Time (Arcade), TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist, TMNT Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo)
Yay, wasn't sure if you would see it in time :) Definitely excited for this one, and now for a release date for Shredder's Revenge...
I'm so excited! I'm assuming a physical release is unlikely due to the TMNT license. But I'm gonna hope I'm wrong. LRG has done physical releases of a couple of other Konami game compilations but I'm not sure I could wait for months to play this.
“This package is set to launch later in 2022, and will be available both physically and digitally for $40.”
This was the best announcement of the sony thing, day 1 buy on switch physical
I've no time for Konami, but this looks sweet and the nostalgia for me with some of these games is strong. I'm a bit surprised they got the licenses to re-release all of these.
So Chris Kohler just confirmed it will have a retail physical release on his Twitter!
Awesome! I have some of those games on my NES and SNES collection but is cool to have the arcade games in a legal and official way.
It says in the press release that there will be physical versions for $40. Let's just hope, the Switch version is fully complete on cartridge.
Guess they are going full classic. Its missing the GBA versions for TMNT 2003. Those were awesome.
I’m ALL. OVER. THIS. Day one!!
I've never played those but I am a big fan of that series. Interesting they left that out though.
In for the Physical Release. And maybe the Steam version, too.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! And it has both the Arcade AND home console versions of TMNT 2, 3 and 4?! Online for the arcade version? This is better than I could have ever imagined.
Day 1 purchase from me.
All the classic Turtles games?! Yes please.
They collaborated to release a 1up Arcade Machine with 2 games on it recently, so I imagine they have the distribution rights to the old games and they just have to get the go ahead from Paramount.
This... This is a complete set of 8 and 16-bit TMNT titles.
In one collection.
With a physical release.
Is this real life?
Looking forward to this. Can finally play the original NES TMNT on Switch. That game is a pain, but I just love it.
Looking forward to this and Shredders Revenge. I spent plenty of quarters back in the day in the arcade on Turtles in Time.