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Earthworm Jim wriggles onto next-generation consoles

Following news earlier on this week that star of screen and videogames, Earthworm Jim, is soon to be wriggling onto the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console service, Interplay has confirmed that it is hooking up with the franchise creator Doug TenNapel to bring the character out from his soil-trodden home to create a new film, cartoon, and - you guessed it - videogame.

Currently known as Earthworm Jim 4, Interplay wasn’t keen to give anything away about its development (including which platform/s it would be released on either), but did, reports Gamasutra, state that TenNapel would be working as a creative consultant for the game.

Earthworm Jim shot to fame during the 1990s in his own animated television series and videogames - the latter of which included Earthworm Jim and Earthworm Jim 3D. He also made a cameo in the Nintendo 64’s awful beat-em-up, Clayfighter 63 1/3. The soft-bodies invertebrate’s “Ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit” has helped him travel through space and defeat many a villain, including the evil Psy-Crow.

We’ll bring you more information as Earthworm Jim’s next-generation exploits as we get it.

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Comment by Lone Goat on 2008-04-23 04:49:05 | Reply

woot!!!

Comment by koopa on 2008-04-23 05:13:04 | Reply

Thats kind of funny because i was just literally playing Earthworm Jim on the genesis yesterday….

Comment by naysebtc on 2008-04-23 05:27:22 | Reply

earthworm jim is the shit, better on snes than mega drive

Comment by Takumi on 2008-04-23 08:34:51 | Reply

i had the megadrive game when i was little and didnt really like it, i think il pass.

Comment by Karma on 2008-04-23 10:52:49 | Reply

Hooraaaay for hiiiiiim!

Comment by CleanSweep31 on 2008-04-23 14:04:21 | Reply

It will be interesting if this comes out both for Wii and 360 it will be the control that makes the choice for me.

“Never in my years….Have I seen SUCH GLORY!!! Even my T-Shirt pays homage!”

Comment by Tater on 2008-04-23 16:02:53 | Reply

The orginal game is coming to the wii. They still don’t know what platforms the new game will be coming to.

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