No alternate costumes planned for TMNT: Shredder's Revenge

There goes any hope for trench coat turtles

13 June 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge hasn’t released yet, but people are already speculating on whether there will be content released post-launch. When it comes to the specific idea of alternate costumes, the game’s narrative designer, Yannick Belzil, says that’s not something in the cards for now.

Belzil didn’t mince words about alternate costumes, saying that creating those costumes would take an immense amount of time. Each turtle moves differently and has their own animations, and creating a costume would include drawing out that costume for every single frame of animation. It simply too time-consuming of a project to tackle, and Belzil said it’s not a possibility.

That said, Belzil did say that if the team had the appropriate resources, they’d rather bring a new character to the game, rather than add in costumes for existing members of the roster.

You can hear Belzil talk all about TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge in an Xbox Expansion Pass interview. If you just want to hear the alternate costumes talk, you can find it at the 1:11:00 mark. Finally, you can see the full interview via the embed below.

Thanks to Luke for the heads up!

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Comments (5)


2y ago

Well, they're sprites, after all. If you're going to the length of changing them, you might as well just add a new character.


2y ago

There goes the possibility of lamp shade wearing Michaelangelo.


2y ago

I'm the weird one that likes to play these games single player, but I hope it has some kind of extras or features or something of the like. Streets of Rage 4 actually surprised me with how much single player content/unlockables it had with all the the retro characters and the DLC added customizable fighting styles and even a mini roguelike mode


2y ago

Yeah, that would be an insane amount of work for a game with pixel art/sprites like this.


2y ago

I don't want alternate costumes but I would like to see palette swaps. Turtles in Time on the SNES had a palette swap option: Cartoon or Comic

Cartoon was set by default. Each Turtle had the exact same green coloring (maybe slight differences).

Comic mode actually changed the colors to match the Playmates toyline. For example: Donatello was more like a greenish brown.

I think that would also open up the option to make them monochrome with red bandanas.