GameSpot’s Maxwell McGee caught up with Red Fly Studio’s Chris Frechette and Kris Taylor to discuss designing the Turtles for TMNT: Out of the Shadows.
Contrary to the excitement of the announcement, the first glance at the Turtles of TMNT: Out of the Shadows caught many off guard. These Turtles were grittier, scarier, and more realistic than ever before.
Fans were put to ease when IGN released a gameplay commentary video, showing off TMNT:OotS’s Arkham Asylum/City brawling mechanics and refines Turtle animations.
“One of our main goals when we started this project was: if you see one of these turtles alone and without any color identification, you need to know who it is.”
“We worked really hard with [Haunte] to develop these shape symbols, which helped define the turtles both mentally and physically. You’ll notice Leonardo is a triangle, which is a focused and sharp shape because he’s the focused leader of the group. That shape is worked into his physique, his face, and even the angles of his eyes. I think that really helped us get these characters feeling as unique as they do. Now when I see them, I have no question of who’s who. They all have their own identities.” – Kris Taylor, TMNT: Out of the Shadows Developer, Red Fly Studio
Read the full interview at GameSpot.com and check out the fantastic concept art below!