Atari’s Earthworm Jim project is in stasis

By Spencer . June 19, 2007 . 11:45am

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Thanks to the skillful reporting of Andrew Yoon from PSP Fanboy, it is widely known that Atari quietly put Earthworm Jim for the PSP “on hold”. Atari released screenshots of Earthworm Jim at last year’s E3 and it was supposed to come out in 2007. Fans were generally excited about the Earthworm Jim revival, which makes it surprising why Atari would stall the project. Maybe something happened when Shiny Entertainment switched hands from Atari to Foundation 9 Entertainment.

 

The best that Earthworm Jim fans can hope for now is that someone will bring the classic console games to the Wii’s virtual console. If those sell well perhaps Atari will revisit the project in the future.


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  • Veilknight

    I’m certainly disappointed that Earthworm Jim’s 3D revival is being put on hiatus for the PSP. I was really looking forward to this game, if Atari’s various screenshots are anything to go by this was shaping up to be a faithful relaunch and a new beginning for an old classic franchise. All the same, Earthworm Jim 1 and 2′s debut on the VC (although I’d personally opt for Earthworm Jim CD myself) would be a nice gesture while they work out whatever problems that may have occurred during development.

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