I was there from the beginning of the TMNT phenomenon, back when Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were riffing off of Frank Miller’s Ronin and Dave Sim’s Cereberus comics. I don’t remember Mike, Don, Raph and Leo having junk punts as part of their martial arts repertoires.

Granted, they very well could have. Like most nerds of a certain age, it gets harder for me to remember anything before the Turtles made it onto TV and became a pop culture sensation. I do recall there was blood and grit in those old black-and-white comics. But nut-kicking? Just can’t remember. And it's kind of a harsh move, considering this game's tied into a kid's show. Still, this trailer for Activision’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows looks far better than I was expecting.


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