A funky, weird, and psychedelic video game is making a comeback 28 years after the first game hit shelves. The fourth entry for the funky fresh roguelike series Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove is releasing next spring.
The iconic ‘90s alien duo is back. ToeJam and Earl, hoping to impress Latisha and Lewanda, have…”borrowed” the Rapmaster Rocket. One black hole-related accident later, they are back on the floating remnants of Earth, scrambling to pick up the pieces of their ship before their home planet of Funkotron notices anything missing.”
Fans will find it looks like the previous entries in the series. HumNature Studios and the original co-creator Greg Johnson are working on the game. Toejam and Earl will travel levels searching for ship parts and Boomboxes.
Developers say Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove will feature classic moments which made the series stand out in the ‘90s while also adding online play and more modern improvements. It will include a four-player online co-op mode with nine playable characters. With a two-player co-op mode for local play.
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! is what I’ve been wanting to do for the series for over 20 years,” said Greg Johnson, founder of HumaNature Studios. “We’ve included pretty much all of the original ‘old skool’ characters and presents, and we have a TRUCKLOAD of new surprises, many of them fan-inspired. I think we’ve captured the spirit of the original game, as well as a lot of what people loved about game two. I think this is what our fans have been waiting for. I can’t wait to see what they think!”
Fans can get there groove on when ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove releases for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Friday, March 1.
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