Earthworm Jim HD inches to PSN

Gameloft bringing updated version of Shiny's classic action platformer to Sony's online store August 3 for $10.

In June, Gameloft updated Shiny Entertainment's 16-bit classic Earthworm Jim for the high-definition era, releasing the game on Xbox Live Arcade. Now, PlayStation 3 gamers will have the same opportunity to hop into the anthropomorphic annelid's supersuit, as Gameloft said today that Earthworm Jim HD will arrive on the PlayStation Network for $10 on August 3.

Earthworm Jim HD is essentially a reimagining of the side-scrolling action platformer's original 1994 release on the Sega Genesis. It follows the mutated worm through more than a dozen bizarre levels on a quest to save a princess, defeating the nefarious Psy-Crow in the process.

Jim finds creative ways to solve unusual problems.

However, Gameloft has provided the game with an HD overhaul to sharpen up Earthworm Jim's graphics. Additionally, the French game company has built three new custom levels that carry on the original's off-kilter aesthetic. Earthworm Jim HD also features co-op play for up to four gamers in both online and offline modes.

For an idea of what to expect from Earthworm Jim HD, check out GameSpot's review of the XBLA version.

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IMDLEGEND
IMDLEGEND

That's what I'm talking about, bring back the best of the 16 bit era with spruced up graphics. I'd buy that for $10.

shaunn191
shaunn191

they should re-make my favourite snes game, Rock n Roll Racing, now that would be sick to play online

NinoSwaG
NinoSwaG

uh....they're kinda late since 360 and wii already had it.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Already had this game on XBLA so no buy for me, now if only Rocket Knight Adventure got this same graphical remake treatment unlike the other way.

hyksiu
hyksiu

Gameloft is actually a good developer and i like the idea!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I hope the new levels include Galgamoth the Destroyer AKA Rosebud, from the animated series.

TeabagChampion
TeabagChampion

Awesome! This game has to be in my top 10 SNES titles.

netin2005
netin2005

Jim is one of the coolest chars. in the videogame history

sambob530
sambob530

I had this on PC. Brilliant game. love the driving sections.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

THIS is PSN game i could purchase on day one... awesome game!

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

this has been on xbox live a while now one of many quailty games i need to get round to getting

jedinortd_basic
jedinortd_basic

Can you still press down while he hangs off a ledge and watch him scratch his butt? lol I used to love making him do that

rancor_
rancor_

Now this is good news. This might be my first PSN store purchase ever.

Laocedric16
Laocedric16

They Should Put Vigilante Arcade On PSN I'd Totally Buy :)

Frostyballoon
Frostyballoon

I could never beat that game but then again I was also very young so it seem hard...maybe I can beat now that im older..

earlmccormick88
earlmccormick88

Earthworm Jim 2 HD next please. I beg of you Gameloft. I love that game so effin much. Oh my god. Please! I have beatin it so many times, If you bring it to XBL/PSN, I promise to beat it 1,000 more times.

Neo987
Neo987

As amazing as the original was, I'm always leery when Gameloft touches anything. However, I'm probably too focused on their history of knock-offs to give them credit for a proper revival.

iNtoxXxiKated
iNtoxXxiKated

Hmm... I think a completely new EWJ game in "2D", ala Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is in order! And while we're at it, a new Donkey Kong Country!

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

Wait i thought PSN got this at same time as 360? WOW thank god i have a 360!!!!

tsep23
tsep23

hell yeah man. this was one of my favorite games. the cartoon was awesome.

Ospov
Ospov

Another game added to my "need to buy" list

Shawn_Watson
Shawn_Watson

I wish someone would make the Streets of Rage games into HD. How awesome would that be? Road Rash could do with an HD remake as well.

aGiantSquirrel
aGiantSquirrel

I really like how they are taking these old games and keeping the exact same, but with better graphics. They're doing that also with Monkey Island. Now, squareenix, this is what we fans have been asking you to do with FF7 for years. Make it exactly the same, only with better graphics, thats all you have to do. Stop with these awful linear RPG's (cough cough FF13), and remake the games that truly deserved praise. Its FF7, it obviously will sell very well.

devilscry
devilscry

we need a new earthworm jim, PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

@Adema1226, if Nintendo ever gets their act together and puts all 3 Earthboud games on VC, it will be one of the best days of my life.

AcidRainPain
AcidRainPain

This game is classic, and a $10 price tag isn't bad either.

antigin
antigin

Played on X360. Nothing so special. But I'm not a Jim fan even in those past days. Played it until the end on MegaDrive2 and GB. The game is OK, but not the great for me. I'm dreaming about Pokemon games, Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario Bros. remastered in HD, but that's Nintendo. It's a pity( Better make Rock 'N Roll Racing in HD! )) And Contra) And Metal Slug series) and Darkwing Duck. Thanks for reading)

shentonio
shentonio

Earthworm Jim!!! Brings back so many good memories from the Mega Drive days!!! Just need to bring out a HD remake of Flashback and I will be a very happy Panda!!! :0)

Adema1226
Adema1226

Awesome! I wish they would release every SNES and Sega Genesis game in HD. That would incredible. We desperately need the Donkey Kong Country series and Earthbound in HD!!!

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

had this on my good ol snes , no need to play it again , but new gamers should def buy this , that game is better than many that are being released even today

gogi94
gogi94

I still own my copy for the Mega Drive but I'll be getting this for my PS3 too :)

dkdk999
dkdk999

i wouldn't get to excited for this.

cfwin
cfwin

Still though, Team Ico collection for PS3 with updated graphics plz...

nchakall
nchakall

lol i played the demo today its freaking Groovy....