Cowabunga, Dudes! TMNT Heads to SDCC with Panel, Offsite


Konami is bringing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection to San Diego Comic-Con in a major way. With a panel as well as a dedicated offsite, fans can play the games and get a chance to meet developers and special guests including Konami’s Charles Murakami, Digital Eclipse’s Chris Kohler, and, of course, TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a collaboration between Konami and Nickelodeon to bring Konami’s entire catalog of retro 8-bit, 16-bit, and arcade TMNT titles and their Japanese versions to modern-day gaming consoles. And SDCC attendees will be able to experience the fun before anyone else at the TMNT Turtle Lair Gaming Lounge, which will be set up at the Courtyard Marriot in the Gaslamp. (Bring friends! Multiplayer will be available.)

Developers and special guests including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Franchise Co-Creator, Kevin Eastman, will be making surprise appearances at the lounge, which is open to all badge holders July 21-24. In fact, the first 500 people who arrive at the Turtle Lair on Thursday July 21 will get a chance to win things like limited edition black and white print of original artwork from Eastman or a token for an exclusive signing with Eastman on Friday. More details and updates will be announced next week on the official Konami Twitter.

Interested fans of the heroes in a half shell should also make sure to check out the official Cowabunga Collection panel, which will be held on Friday July 22 at 3:15 PT in room 6BCF of the San Diego Convention Center. Eastman, Charles Murakami (Senior Producer, KONAMI), and Chris Kohler (Editorial Director, Digital Eclipse) will all be present to talk about the TMNT library of games.

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Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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