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 felicitationsâ€¦ Greg Johnson here, director of Humanature Studios and co-creator of the funkadelic ToeJam & Earl games. Weâ€™re super happy to announce that afterâ€¦ *looks at watch*â€¦ 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 â€™bout itâ€¦
So waaay back in 1991, we released the original ToeJam & Earl game. It was a â€œrogue-like,â€ which wasnâ€™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 guysâ€¦ lots of Rogue-ish elements. But ToeJam & Earl also had cooperative multiplayer, dynamic split screen, musical rhythm play with a kickinâ€™ 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 Iâ€™ve been wanting to do for the series for over two decades. Weâ€™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, youâ€™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 â€˜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.