In an interview with Kinda Funny Games during their Day 2 Live Stream coverage, the producer at Activision revealed that Platinum Games really wanted to add local multiplayer. However, doing so will split the screen, causing the frames per second to become a lot worse in addition to limiting other technical aspects of the software product. As a result, multiplayer will be online only.
For the uninformed, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is the latest licensed Activision-published game to be developed by Platinum. The two companies previously teamed up to for The Legend of Korra and Transformers: Devastation. The game’s story was written by Tom Waltz, who previously worked on the TMNT IDW comic series from. If you are interested, you can preorder Mutants in Manhattan with this link on Amazon.
Platinum Games have been quite busy lately. In addition to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, the studio is also working on Nier: Automata for the PlayStation 4, Scalebound for the Xbox One along with helping Nintendo with the development of Star Fox Guard and Star Fox Zero for the Nintendo Wii U.