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Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove Secures Extra Funding, Gets Console Release

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Humanature Studios has secured extra investment into Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove, meaning the game will be getting a console release.

The game was originally funded with a little more than half a million dollars, securing its development on PC, Mac, and Linux. However, stretch goals for consoles including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U went as high as $800,000.

“We have a funding partner and we WILL be coming out on consoles but we can’t say who or which ones or when just yet,” the studio said in a Kickstarter update. “In fact, we were going to post some video of the game, but our partner has asked us to wait on that so we can have a big reveal later.”

While Humanature wanted to show off video gameplay of the game, their partner asked them to hold off. Instead, you can peruse new screenshots and details for the game here.

“Thanks for keepin’ the faith,” Humanature said. “We’re working hard to bring you the VERY best game that we can.”

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  1. Neppers
    Neppers
    June 25, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I loved Toejam and Earl, but Mighty No. 9 has made me wary of Kickstarters for old IPs. Comcept and Inafune should be sued for damaging their reputation.

  2. Jack
    Jack
    June 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I hope we don’t get another mighty number nein

  3. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    June 25, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Awesome. All I want is to have local coop on my Wii U. It’ll be a day one purchase, in that case.

  4. landlock
    landlock
    June 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Givin’ there recent track record and by the looks of it there trying to branch out I’m guessing there partner is Deep Silver.

  5. TT
    TT
    June 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    He shattered alot of trust almost singlehandedly. Thankfully Yooka Laylee, Bloodstained, and Shantae are coming along nicely, but yeah, I’m not content with a half-assed apology followed by “it’s better than nothing” for such a lackluster game.

  6. Galbador
    Galbador
    June 25, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Is it me or does ever game, that a company wants to revive from the past into nowadays, look ugly as hell? I mean, just look at this and compare it with the old design. This is awful. And this is not the only one. Battletoads, Killer Instinct, Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Beast and Strider to call some of them. I wish, those games would stay in the dark as they are to end into such horrible remakes. It is really sad to see this, the same goes with movies, but that is a topic for another day.

  7. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    June 26, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Mighty No.9 isn’t an old IP? I mean I know it’s inspired by Mega Man, but M#9 isn’t a Capcom game that’s a part of the Mega Man universe. Kickstarters for old IPS would be Shenmue 3, Fear Effect: Sedna, and this. None of which we’ve seen in action yet. Sure, this is Inafune’s fault, but fan hype is also to blame. I get it. At least other spiritual successors of Mega Man exist. There’s A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda, and Gunvolt.