ICv2 had an opportunity to talk with IDW Games at the GAMA Trade Show, where the publisher was previewing its next licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, Showdown.  This stand-alone game will release later this year.

In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:  Showdown, the players take on the shell of the famous Turtles as they tunnel through the city sewers in search of their goal while they are pursued by their mutant foes Bebop and Rocksteady.  Along the way, the Turtles fight with their enemies.

IDW Games’s Associate Marketing Manager Bryan Merlonghi described the game to ICv2. “It’s a tile-laying game where you’re fighting Bebop and Rocksteady as the Turtles.  It’s a brawler, a lot like the arcade games you used to play, the Turtles arcade games that are amazing.  It’s very cute.  It’s very clever.  It’s definitely more for a wide audience.”

The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 30 minutes.  Release date and MSRP have not yet been announced.

IDW Games’ last TMNT game was a miniatures-based overlord style game, released last year (see “IDW Games Unveils ‘TMNT’ Board Game Details”).