A gameplay trailer has been released for ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, a new game in the ToeJam & Earl series which brought much joy to gamers in the ’90s.
The trailer is quite brief at a little over 30 seconds long, but shares some good peeks at the game sure to spark feelings of nostalgia in those who played the games as a kid. You can find much more info and check out the trailer below.
Here’s what ToeJam & Earl co-creator and director at developer Humanature Studios Greg Johnson had to say about the game over at PlayStation Blog:
Greetings Earthlings! And all other apropos felicitations… Greg Johnson here, director of Humanature Studios and co-creator of the funkadelic ToeJam & Earl games. We’re super happy to announce that after… *looks at watch*… Woah! After nearly 28 years, our all new, rogue-like adventure game, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, is landing early 2019! Lemme tell ya ’bout it…
So waaay back in 1991, we released the original ToeJam & Earl game. It was a “rogue-like,” which wasn’t really even a term yet back then! Like Rogue, ToeJam & Earl had randomly generated levels, unidentified power-ups, hidden corridors, friendlies as well as bad guys… lots of Rogue-ish elements. But ToeJam & Earl also had cooperative multiplayer, dynamic split screen, musical rhythm play with a kickin’ funky soundtrack, and of course, funky aliens!
We made two sequels, Panic on Funkotron and Mission to Earth, but they were very different from that first rogue-like. Same chill vibe but totally different gameplay.
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is what I’ve been wanting to do for the series for over two decades. We’ve got awesome throwbacks, and tons of new features, but most importantly, it plays like a sequel to the original game and we know new players and old fans alike will love it.
Starting today, you can pre-order your own copy of ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove ($19.99) at PlayStation Store. With your pre-order, you’ll also receive the funk-tastic ToeJam & Earl PS4 dynamic theme! HIGH FIVE!
You can see more images from the game, including a sneak peek at the dynamic theme, right here if interested.
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is set to be released on March 1, 2019 on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
ToeJam and Earl have crash-landed back on Earth in ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove, a funky fresh rogue-like adventure infused with old skool hip-hop and jam packed with awesome throwbacks to the 1991 classic. Original Funk Lord (and co-creator) Greg Johnson is back at the helm with the sequel that ToeJam and Earl fans have been waiting for!
The iconic ‘90s duo is back in the groove with all-new presents to help them navigate this wack planet “”Earth”” and retrieve all the lost pieces to the Rapmaster Rocket. Team up for co-op play to discover secret locations, hidden presents and new friends as you make your way through a constantly changing and unpredictable world!
ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove is a mash-up of the very best features of the classic console games with a ton of fresh improvements. Grab some homies and get ready for a blast of funky nostalgia as you help ToeJam and Earl return once again to Funkotron.