Nintendo Switch Getting New ToeJam & Earl Game
The crowdfunded Back in the Groove is headed to Switch this year.
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Yet another high-profile indie game is headed to Nintendo Switch. ToeJam & Earl series creator Greg Johnson confirmed on Twitter that the fan-funded game Back in the Groove is headed to Switch. It's also coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac.
Back in the Groove was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2015, when people donated more than $500,000 to make it happen. Johnson and his team at Humanature Studios are developing it.
The original ToeJam & Earl was released for the Sega Genesis back in 1991. This was followed up by a 1993 platforming sequel called Panic in Funkotron, and then ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth in 2002.
At the end of February, Nintendo showed off some of the 60 indie games coming to Switch this year, including SteamWorld Dig 2 (launching this summer); the latest Bit.Trip game, Runner 3 (a Switch exclusive coming this fall); and a 16-bit "spiritual successor" to Retro City Rampage called Shakedown Hawaii (releasing first on Switch this April).
Back in the Groove is being published by Adult Swim Games, a division of the TV network. It is due out this year on all platforms, though a specific release date has not been announced.
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