Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:35pm 02/05/19 | 1 Comments
Earthworm Jim, the indelible character that is as 1990s as videogame mascots like Sonic the Hedgehog and animated icons like Ren & Stimpy is set to make a comeback in a brand new game. Albeit a game being developed exclusively for the still very-mysterious Intellivision Amico console. A new device that's very much still in the TBC-realm that will focus on family-oriented titles in addition to using proprietary touch-screen controllers or smart-phones as input devices.
If that sounds confusing, be sure to watch the following trailer for the Amico that made it's debut late last year.
And here's the summary for the new Earthworm Jim.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Earthworm Jim, Intellivision Entertainment is proud to announce it has gathered together and reunited the original Earthworm Jim team to create a brand new video game adventure exclusively for the upcoming Intellivision Amico home video game console. Ten of the original programmers, artists, audio team and level designers are taking part in bringing back the uniqueness and humor of the Earthworm Jim series.
And if you're wondering what the Amico has to do with a new Earthworm Jim adventure, well it makes sense once you factor in that the Amico is headed up by many of the same people responsible for the original games in the series. Including the CEO.
“We have been talking about this moment for many years, it’s a dream come true to finally get the entire team back together. We’re looking forward to sharing a small part of our reunion and initial design meeting with fans from around the world,” said Tommy Tallarico, Intellivision Entertainment CEO/President and original Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 composer and sound designer. “Intellivision Amico is designed to bring friends and families together and we are excited for fans and those just being introduced to the series to get a first look as we kick-off the design of the game.”
Development is still quite early with the team planning to livestream the very first design meeting on YouTube this weekend.