Updated: Earthworm Jim Coming to XBLA, PSN, WiiWare

Updated: Earthworm Jim Coming to XBLA, PSN, WiiWare

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Everyone's favorite worm in a super suit is coming back in downloadable form to every service imaginable: Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, WiiWare and mobile devices.

Sometimes wishes come true without you even trying. Last I checked, Earthworm Jim has been leading the votes for Sega's poll for which Genesis game to release on XBLA next, but apparently that's not even going to matter, because downloadable games pusher Gameloft has just announced that it will be developing and releasing Earthworm Jim in partnership with Interplay.

Due for release in the final quarter of this year, Earthworm Jim will hit just about every downloadable games service imaginable: Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, WiiWare and mobiles. That probably means there's an iPhone version, knowing Gameloft, which would be neat.

"Earthworm Jim resonates with millions of people worldwide and we are excited to have one of the best developers in the industry create this game for a new audience," Herve Caen of Interplay said. "Gameloft's creativity coupled with its innate knack for innovative games, makes us 100% confident that the result will be nothing short of stellar."

Of course this begs the question of what will become of Sega's plans for an Earthworm Jim release on XBLA. The odd thing is that if you go the Genesis poll from last week now, the site returns an error. Could Sega have just had its thunder stolen? Maybe they need to do the entire poll over, which, of course, means a second shot for the game that deserves an XBLA release more than Earthworm Jim, Toejam & Earl.

Or, is this a brand new Jim altogether? I've dropped a line with Gameloft, so I'll let you know.

UPDATE: Got the official word from Gameloft. This is a remake:

"Earthworm Jim will be a remake of the Sega Genesis/Super Nintendo Classic from 1994."

[Via Team Xbox]

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Hooray, the most rndom game ever made.

You cannot finish it, no really, you cannot finish this game. The Cow never loses...

I love this game, an obvious download for everyone. It's so god damn strange

I'm totally getting this. This truly is the..

BEST GAME EVAER!!!!

Keane Ng:

Maybe they need to do the entire poll over, which, of course, means a second shot for the game that deserves an XBLA release more than Earthworm Jim, Toejam & Earl.

Am I detecting some bitterness here?

Well, if it's $10 or something, I might get it.

"Whoooooooa Nellie!"

COW LAUNCHED!

cool,I played a bit of that game,and it was interesting,good it's getting the zombie treatment and coming back from the dead.

YES! I LOVE EARTHWORM JIM! I grew up blasting the crows, the ants, riding the giant hampster, playing as a blind newt, ITS AMAZING! I want to go DL it now.

Best bit of news ive heard all week, i will be rockin this game. I also just remember that i never beat it, ill have to remedy that.

Such an insane game. I look forward to playing it again in the future.

I really wish they'd get of the other games made by Shiny entertainment like the MDK series.

YES! YES! *epic bagpipes* Earthworm Jim, how I love your humorous cow related game. This is going to be a must buy!

Definitely a purchase for me.

Aye, that's an instant buy for sure.

Yes! Democracy works!

I have this game on the PC. I can not get past level 3 and I've had it since I was 7...

I hate that submarien with all my soul!

SomeBritishDude:
I hate that submarien with all my soul!

Oh God the submarine! Did anyone ever actually finish the game? It was damned hard.

Anyway, as to the news- everyone in my workplace wants to know why I just screamed like a small girl. I think that sums up my elation.

-Bimbley

Oh you've got to be kidding be. I love that game. It's like it has everything but tangerines. I also loved that TV show with the catchy theme music and hilarious characters.

CD-R:
I really wish they'd get of the other games made by Shiny entertainment like the MDK series.

MurderDeathKill?

i loved this, infact i played and completed it erm...6 months back maybe?

but ill more than likely buy this game again even tho i have it just to suport them and hopefully get a new earthworm game released if it does well :P

There is but one reaction to this news. (*ahem*)...

PLASMA!

Oh, dear lord, how I love Earthworm Jim. Love, love, love. But I'd really like the TJ&E games, too. Yes, all three of them.

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! OH, YES! FINALLY! YES! THIS IS THE BEST NEWS IN A LONG TIME! YES!

*ahem*

Fanboyness put aside, this is quite good news.

In other news: Earthworm Jim 1 and 2 Coming to PC for only $5.99 combined. Yay.

After Serious Sam, Battlefield 1942, and now this. XBLA has totally changed my opinion on it

WOOOOOOOOO

 

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