“Whoa, Nelly!” New Earthworm Jim game coming exclusively to Intellivision Amico

According to a press release from Intellivision Inc., the creative team behind the original Earthworm Jim games are reuniting to create a brand new installment exclusively for the Intellivision’s upcoming Amico console. These original team members include Doug TenNapel, David Perry, Tommy Tallarico, Nick Bruty, Mike Dietz, Tom Tanaka and Joey Kuras, all of whom are set for an interactive livestream event on 4 May, noon Pacific.

Below is an abridged version of the press release:

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Earthworm Jim, Intellivision Entertainment is proud to announce it has gathered together and reunited the original Earthworm Jim team to create a brand new video game adventure exclusively for the upcoming Intellivision Amico home video game console. Ten of the original programmers, artists, audio team and level designers are taking part in bringing back the uniqueness and humor of the Earthworm Jim series.

To celebrate the reunion with the fans, a 20 minute live interactive simulcast streaming event will take place on Saturday, May 4th at noon pacific during the first Earthworm Jim design meeting with the original team. As part of the live simulcast, the team will engage with fans to hear their new vision firsthand, multiple original art pieces will be hand-drawn by the artists, signed by the entire team and given away to people viewing the live stream. In addition, 50 brand new posters will be signed and numbered for live chat prizes.

Stoked? Earthworm Jim is certainly a big draw for many retro gaming fans, but will it have any resonance with younger audiences? And how will a new Earthworm Jim game play using the Amico’s controller?

You can watch Saturday’s Earthworm Jim livestream event on Facebook, YouTube or Twitch.

A difficult action/platformer with those controllers? Skeptical.

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