Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is out tomorrow on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch, but from the sound of it, developer Tribute Games doesn’t have any concrete DLC plans for the game at launch.
News of this came through a sequence of events starting with an episode of Xbox Expansion Pass, where Narrative Designer Yannick Belzi said the team had no plans for any DLC costumes for the beat-em-up, specifically citing the elaborate animation work required in the base game as a deterring factor. (Thanks IGN.) Belzil also said the team would be more interested in creating a new playable character instead of alternate skins for existing ones.
“For alternate costumes, it really was not thought of during production because we’re very proud of our animations, and the animations are really detailed, and they’re filled with character” Belzil said. “They’re really animated with minute details, which means that making them takes a long time.”
“I always thought that it’d be cool if the Turtles could be in trench coats and hats the way they were incognito in the old cartoons,” Belzil continued. “But again, that would take a whole lot of time, and especially with our animators – like, they’d want the trench coat to be flowing, and you’d want it to be dynamic.”
However, after IGN reported on the quote and the Twitter account published it saying the game “won’t have DLC,” Cyrille Imbert, the CEO of publisher Dotemu, clarified that while there are no DLC plans set in stone, whether Shredder’s Revenge gets any new content will depend on how the game is received, and what ideas community feedback brings.
Some clarification here: There won’t be alternative costumes at launch and we don’t have DLC plans so far, but we never said “never”???? It will depend on many factors like the game’s reception and the ideas/feedback that the awesome community will send us. https://t.co/l51aqNmYKI
— Cyrille Imbert (@CyrilleImbert) June 15, 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is out tomorrow, but if you want an extended look at the game, we’ve got an episode of our First Byte videos series for the game right here: