ToeJam & Earl are back, and they're ready to pull you into the world of their fourth official game: ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!
The action roguelike title from HumaNature Studios, helmed by the original co-creator Greg Johnson, has finally been pegged with a release date. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is coming to consoles and PC on March 1, so make sure you add it to your holiday wishlist and set some time aside for it.
The popular '90s due returns for another round of hijinks as they hope to impress Latisha and Lewanda. To do so, they've commandeered (they would probably use the word "borrowed") the Rapmaster Rocket. After a black hole-related mishap, they find themselves on what's left of Earth as they scramble to return to their home wold of Funkotron before something really terrible happens.
The game is comprised of procedurally-generated levels with random effects to assist ToeJam & Earl in finding the parts of their ship so they can go home again. You'll stumble across Icarus Wings, Boomboxes, rocket skates, and a selection of other goodies to make their eventual return home a lot simpler.
There's plenty of throwbacks to the original games, and ways for multiple players to enjoy the game together as well. Up to four people can play together, choosing from nine different characters. Some are new to the series and others are returning from older games. Those on console will be able to play couch co-op with two players total, and PC players will get local co-op that accommodates four players at a time.
“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!”
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 5.