Early this week a press release from Intellivision Entertainment announced that a brand new Earthworm Jim platform is in the works in celebration of the fan-favorite title’s 25th anniversary. Intellivision also announced that they will be bringing back the the original Earthworm Jim team to create and develop the new exclusive title for the Intellivision Amico. And you can hear them talk about it!
As a way to connect long-time fans of the series and the creators, the Earthworm Jim team will host a “20-minute live interactive simulcast streaming event on Saturday, May 4 at noon PST. The live event will broadcast the very first team meeting of the 10 original level designers, programmers, artists, and sound designers where they will detail their vision for the new title. Fans who stop by the live stream will have the opportunity to win hand-drawn posters signed by the entire team (and they look pretty awesome!). The stream will be available on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch.
Tommy Tallarico, Intellivision Entertainment CEO/President and original Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 composer and sound designer commented on the reunion:
We have been talking about this moment for many years, it’s a dream come true to finally get the entire team back together. We’re looking forward to sharing a small part of our reunion and initial design meeting with fans from around the world….Intellivision Amico is designed to bring friends and families together and we are excited for fans and those just being introduced to the series to get a first look as we kick-off the design of the game. – Tommy Tallarico
The new Earthworm Jim will be an exclusive for Intellivision’s Amico, which is set to release on October 10, 2020. The Amico system is one built for the ultimate couch co-op experience with up to eight players possible! There will be all new games alongside “reimagined classics” providing a fun, nostalgic experience for the entire family.