Ubisoft is going to develop and publish a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles videogame based on the new CG feature-length film, currently in production, according to a press release from Ubisoft.
"We are excited that the Turtles are returning to the big screen in 2007 and pleased to partner with Ubisoft for the creation of a new movie-based Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game," said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment. "We are confident Ubisoft's commitment to quality, strong international distribution and presence in the worldwide video game market will complement the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie experience and help generate added excitement for the Turtles brand."
Under the Ubisoft agreement, it is expected that the videogames will be available in conjunction with the movie's planned release in early 2007. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will be the first all CG animated movie in the history of the franchise, and Warner Brothers is promising that it will take its tone from the original comic-book series and will be grittier than the previous live action pictures.