Activision has just announced a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. This upcoming game will be based on and take place in the same world as the show on Nickelodeon and is due for release this October.

The game takes TMNT back to its wonderful, wonderful roots (here’s looking at you, Turtles in Time) with co-op sidescrolling gameplay. The game is supposed to cover the gap in between the first and second seasons of the show.

What’s weird about the game is their release platforms. The game is scheduled to release on Xbox 360, 3DS, and the Wii. Kind of a random assortment, but oh, well.

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The streets of New York need some heroes – and they’re not picky about species! Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™, a new, original video game developed by Magic Pockets, starring the butt-kicking, pizza-loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. Set in the same universe as Nickelodeon’s popular animated series, this side-scrolling action-brawler will bridge the gap between the show’s first and second seasons, putting Turtle Power into fans’ hands.

True to classic TMNT-style gameplay and atmosphere, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ is an energetic, blazing beat ’em up with four-person, local, drop-in/drop-out co-op (Wii™ system from Nintendo, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system only) and features character upgrades, secondary items and multiple gameplay modes. It offers an authentic Turtles storyline, encompassing franchise-favourite characters and locations from the animated series, unfolding through animated cut scenes and in-game events.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ will be available in retail stores later this year for Nintendo’s Wii™ system, Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system. It is yet to be rated by PEGI. For more information, please visit: