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Nick Raises Roof With ‘Turtles’ App Game

Kidvid cabler releases $1.99 game tied to animated series after boffo first season

Nickelodeon bowed mobile game app, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run,” tied to popular animated series for young lads — its first  mobile app released worldwide, in more than 150 counties and eight languages.

Nick renewed “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” for a 26-episode third season, after last year’s frosh run ranked as 2012’s top new animated program with boys 2-11.

Cabler has a stable of more than 50 mobile apps tied to its TV properties.

Game features 3D renderings of talking, lifesize reptile superheros — Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo — in ninja-combat game. Players must fight across the rooftops of Gotham in attempt to save the city from the invading Kraang alien race.

The $1.99 app is available starting Thursday for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices through iTunes Store. Users can make in-game purchases using game coins or an iTunes account to buy new gear and weapons, power up energy meters and gain other advantages.

Nick co-developed app with L.A.-based Kung Fu Factory.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run” will be available in eight languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish (Latin America) and Spanish (Spain).

On premiere weekend in September 2012, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” drew almost 12 million viewers. Skein airs on Nick Friday nights at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. (ET/PT).

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