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Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove

Update: HumaNature Studios has set a final date of March 1. We’ve also added in a trailer below.


Original: ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove has been hit by another delay. After it was most recently slated for this fall, the game has been pushed back to early 2019.

Director Greg Johnson shared the following today:

We finally have an update on ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, which was delayed several months ago. HumaNature Studios has announced a planned fall launch for the game.

HumaNature Studios has also decided to part ways with publisher Adult Swim Games under mutual terms. Instead, the developer will be self-publishing. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is nearly ready for certification on Switch, so it isn’t too far off.

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove still has a long ways to go until it’s finished. Development itself is coming to a close, but the team needs to deal with “a lot of porting and debugging”. As of now, it’s targeted for the fall.

Humanature Studios passed along the release window as part of a new Kickstarter update today. It was also accompanied by these screenshots:

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ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is taking inspiration from the original game in many ways. This includes memorable characters, of which there are nearly triple the number of Earthlings in this entry. Hit up the gallery below for a look at the following:

– Clipboard Volunteer, Standaroundus Takeyermoneyum
– Cosplay Nerds, Embarracus Awkwardicus
– Internet Troll, Trollus Internetus Transformium
– Riot Guard, Rideus Riotus
– Barbarian UFO, Flying Saucerus Barbarus
– Deadly Ice Cream Truck, Driverus Deadlius
– Football Player, Hut Hut Hutium Footballus
– Gandhi Ji, Homo Gandhius Safeus
– King Tut, Tutius Egypticus
– Mad Inventor, Crazius Labcoatium
– Shady Character, Shadius Tradius
– Spanish Inquisitor, Inquisitorium Tortureum Lotsa
– Texting Person, Textingus Idiotus

Polygon has more on ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove and how it’s staying true to the original here. It includes commentary from co-creator Greg Johnson.

ToeJam & Earl: Back is tentatively planned for launch before the holidays.

Nintendo World Report has shared more off-screen footage of ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove from its appearance at PAX. View the video below.

During the Nindies Showcast that took place a little while back, we found out that ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove is making its way to Switch. Watch some footage from the PAX Twitch stream below.

Humanature Studios opened a Kickstarter for Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove towards the end of last month. Ever since the campaign stared, the game’s developers expressed interest in making the game for various platforms.

Humanature has now shown clear interest in developing a Wii U version of Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove. If funds manage to reach $800,000, we’ll be seeing the title on the eShop.

You can check out the Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove Kickstarter here. There’s plenty of information about Humanature’s Toejam and Earl revival on the page. You can also watch a video above.