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.

Comments

Related
Earthworm Jim
Follow
No Caption Provided

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.
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.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

  •   View Comments (0)
    Join the conversation
    There are no comments about this story
    51 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
    • 51 results
    • 1
    • 2
    GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

    Avatar image for 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.

    Avatar image for shaunn191
    shaunn191

    @ iNtoxXxiKated << LINK REMOVED >>

    Avatar image for shaunn191
    shaunn191

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

    Avatar image for NinoSwaG
    NinoSwaG

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

    Avatar image for 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.

    Avatar image for therealryu
    therealryu

    TENDERRR!!!

    Avatar image for hyksiu
    hyksiu

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

    Avatar image for deactivated-57fce817a4cf5

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

    Avatar image for SicklySunStorm
    SicklySunStorm

    GROOOOOOVY! :D

    Avatar image for feezie
    feezie

    PLAZZ-MA!!!!

    Avatar image for TeabagChampion
    TeabagChampion

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

    Avatar image for netin2005
    netin2005

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

    Avatar image for Jedilink109
    Jedilink109

    Looks SWEET AWESOME.

    Avatar image for sambob530
    sambob530

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

    Avatar image for -Fromage-
    -Fromage-

    Awesome. Welcome back, Jim.

    Avatar image for AngelCage-2
    AngelCage-2

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

    Avatar image for benleslie5
    benleslie5

    Brings back memories

    Moderator
    Avatar image for jtthegame316
    jtthegame316

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

    Avatar image for 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

    Avatar image for rancor_
    rancor_

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

    Avatar image for Laocedric16
    Laocedric16

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

    Avatar image for 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..

    Avatar image for brian_13un
    brian_13un

    Wow

    Avatar image for 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.

    Avatar image for 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.

    Avatar image for TheEldestGod
    TheEldestGod

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG :D

    Avatar image for xchiefmegadethx
    xchiefmegadethx

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

    Avatar image for tsep23
    tsep23

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

    Avatar image for Ospov
    Ospov

    Another game added to my "need to buy" list

    Avatar image for nonfanboygamer1
    nonfanboygamer1

    Sweet, but I wanna see ps2 games on psn sony!

    Avatar image for tremor33
    tremor33

    Groooooooooooovy!

    Avatar image for atomiking
    atomiking

    MELAZA

    Avatar image for 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.

    Avatar image for SpyDRfreeK
    SpyDRfreeK

    i loved this game :D

    Avatar image for 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.

    Avatar image for devilscry
    devilscry

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

    Avatar image for 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.

    Avatar image for AcidRainPain
    AcidRainPain

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

    Avatar image for GramDubs
    GramDubs

    yess

    Avatar image for RedWave247
    RedWave247

    Groovy!

    Avatar image for 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)

    Avatar image for 229433858839766927591328940103

    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)

    Avatar image for 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!!!

    Avatar image for 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

    Avatar image for gogi94
    gogi94

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

    Avatar image for dkdk999
    dkdk999

    i wouldn't get to excited for this.

    Avatar image for cfwin
    cfwin

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

    Avatar image for nchakall
    nchakall

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

    Avatar image for PrimusTool
    PrimusTool

    Day 1 purchase for me!

    Avatar image for Coolyfett
    Coolyfett

    So this is only for PS3 not the PSP right?

    • 51 results
    • 1
    • 2