Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection official artwork and logo

In an announcement that has come pretty much out of nowhere, Konami has now revealed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection. The whole thing is essentially a collection of thirteen previously released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games from the arcade, NES, SNES, Genesis and Gameboy era, all spruced up with new features and visual enhancements.

First things first, here's the list of all the classic games that have been included in The Cowabunga Collection:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Genesis)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Sega Genesis)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (Game Boy)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers (Game Boy)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)

As for the improvements, you can expect to see online and local multiplayer for certain games, the ability to save anywhere and rewind at will, as well as new gameplay modes like Boss Rush and Challenge Mode. There's also going to be button mapping, HD textures, a variety of art and sketches to peruse, and perhaps most interestingly of all, "Historic TMNT Media Content" to help spice everything up.

While no release date has been announced just yet, The Cowabunga Collection will be launching at some point in 2022 for PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch at a $40 price tag. It's a lot more expensive than what I would personally pay for a collection of old games, but I suppose it'll all come down to how impactful the improvements are in the end.

Whatever your thoughts on the matter may be, you can learn more about The Cowabunga Collection over at the Konami website. And just for good measure, I'll leave you with the brief trailer. Enjoy!