If you grew up in the ’90s you may remember one of the weirdest named duos in gaming history; ToeJam & Earl. The alien rappers first hit the Sega Genesis, providing humorous parody on current pop and urban culture. Their first game and its 1993 sequel (dubbed ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron) sold well and things were doing great for the franchise… until the Sega Saturn that is. The consoles failure to attract customers & Players saw the development of a third ToeJam & Earl stalled while it looked for a new home. Finally, by 2002, ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth arrived on Xbox but to shakey at best reviews.
Thirteen years later, ToeJam & Earl creator Greg Johnson, decided to revive the series via a Kickstarter campaign with ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove.
Greg Johnson, the founder of HumaNature Studios, has said the following to update eager fans:
“We are releasing this year!! Right now we have our sights set on a fall release. We will be making a specific release plan announcement in regards to dates as soon as we have that nailed down.
We are also going to be opening a closed beta within the next couple weeks for our early-access backers, and we’ll be looking for your feedback! Also, the Nintendo Switch version of the game is just about ready to be submitted for certification by Nintendo, and the other console versions are not too far behind. I’ll give you more details about all of this before this update is done.”
The game was featured at PAX East last year but we’re interested to see how the game has evolved since then and are excited about this “mad funky” Switch release.