Anyone remember the psychedelic alien duo from the Sega Genesis games? No? Well we don’t blame you, but ToeJam & Earl was one of the Genesis’ most remembered games thanks to its overall wackiness and charm. ToeJam & Earl lose their spaceship in a freak accident and you have to help them recover the pieces throughout the galaxy, which lead to a fun but challenging top-down adventure game.
In 2015, some of the original creators of the game were able to get the IP license back from Sega. They opened a new studio named Humanature Studios and launched a Kickstarter for the new game. After some time, the project was funded and ToeJam & Earl Back in the Groove became a reality! You can check out the Kickstarter details here.
This happened quite some time ago, and fans were excited at the next piece of news. Well, it so happens that Adult Swim Games have picked up the game to publish it, which is even better news! Many fans already agree that the aesthetics and themes of ToeJam & Earl fit the Adult Swim brand perfectly, and we have to say it’s actually very fitting.
This first official trailer shows off the opening segment of the game alongside a few snippets of in-game footage. The game remains the top-down adventure like the original games, complete with opening presents, revealing hidden map panels, and finding your way through the galaxy. What’s new is that there are now multiple characters to play as, and they all seem to have their own unique stats and abilities. Not digging ToeJam or Earl? Why not try out the other characters!
There’s even a glimpse of the series’ trademark goofiness, like the rhythm mini-game and the lady with the baby in the shopping cart. The art style is pretty nice too! So far this is shaping up to be the retro 90’s themed adventure game we’ve been waiting for, so stay tuned as ToeJam & Earl Back in the Groove is scheduled for a 2018 release.