ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, the upcoming fourth entry of the beloved, funkadelic action roguelike series, releases later this year on consoles and PC. Greg Johnson, founder, HumaNature Studios, has issued the following statement providing a more exact release window and an update on the developer’s relationship with Adult Swim Games.
“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.
Going forward Adult Swim Games is no longer going to be our publisher. Instead, we are going back to self-publishing! Adult Swim Games has some other big titles they plan to launch this summer so when ToeJam & Earle: Back in the Groove pushed back, we both agreed that it made sense for them to hand us the reigns, rather than taking a chance on this getting pushed back any more. Also, I’d like to say how deeply grateful I and all of us here at HNS are to Adult Swim Games. We wouldn’t have gotten this game to this point without them seriously. Thank You Adult Swim!!
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.”
This pretty amazing news. ToeJam & Earl hold a special place in my heart as an early gaming memory of mine. This series is weird, it’s whacky and now as an adult, I wouldn’t expect anything less off the wall from this studio. Stay tuned to GamEir for more information on ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove.