Groovy! In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Intellivision announced that Earthworm Jim is coming back. The original team behind the SNES/Genesis games are banding back together to bring this new entry as an Amico exclusive.
Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico stated, “We have been talking about this moment for many years, it’s a dream come true to finally get the entire team back together.” Tallarico acted as the original composer for the first two Earthworm Jim games. “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.”
Interplay announced a new Earthworm Jim back in 2008, but little else has been said since. The only other release for the franchise was an HD remake of the original game in 2010.
It’s rather exciting to see Earthworm Jim come back. Seeing the original team members reunite to make this happen is nothing short of impressive. Many of them have gone on to their own separate ventures. So in a weird way, this is almost like if the Beatles reunited. But instead of music, they’re making a talking earthworm pilot a super suit. Art is art, yeah?
David has been involved in games media since 2012 running his own blog, YouTube channel, being a founding member of RETRO Magazine, and now as host/producer of ARGcast – Another Retro Gaming Podcast. He also dabbles in voiceover and is occasionally a stunt double for Jude Law.