Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge the brawler has been almost universally positive, as many had hoped and predicted before launching that it would be. The game’s fans will, of course, be hoping that there is no content in the not-too-distant future, and while nothing has been announced yet, there’s a good chance that that ends up happening.
In a recent episode of the Xbox Expansion Pass podcast, Tribute Games developer ‘Yannick Belzil – who was narrative designer on Shredder’s Revenge – discussed the possibility of DLC for alternate costumes, and why the development team didn’t work on it because of wanting to perfect the default character models in the game.
“For alternate costumes, it’s really not a thought in production because we’re very proud of our animations, and the animations are really detailed, and they’re filled with character,” Belzil said (transcribed by IGN). “They’re really animated with minute details, which means making them takes a long time.”
“I always thought it was cool if the Turtles could be trench coats and hats the way they were incognito in the old cartoons. But again, that would take a whole lot of time, and especially with our animators – like, they’d need the trench coat to be flowing, and you’d need it to be dynamic. “
Belzil went to add that Tribute Games were working on DLC for the game, they’d probably work on an extra playable character rather than alternate skins for existing characters.
Not long after, Cyrille Imbert – CEO of publisher Dotemu – took to Twitter and followed up on IGN’s aforementioned report, explaining that there are no current plans for Shredder’s Revenge DLC, that could change in the future based on what the game’s player base wants.
“It will depend on many factors,” Imbert explained, “like the game’s reception and the ideas / feedback that the awesome community will send us.”
Of course, it’s not hard to immediately draw the association with Dotemu’s own beloved brawler fellow Streets of Rage 4, which received excellent post-launch DLC. If Shredder’s Revenge follows in its footsteps, there will be childhood for its fans to look forward to. Fingers crossed.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge available on PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Some clarification here: No DLC plans so far, but we have never said “never” 😉 community will send us. https://t.co/l51aqNmYKI
– Cyrille Imbert (@CyrilleImbert) June 15, 2022