If you’re as excited as we are for ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the follow-up to the 1991 Sega Genesis classic has been delayed until 2018.
Back in the Groove was fully funded on Kickstarter back in March 2015 with an initial release window of November 2015. Then, in 2016, Adult Swim Games decided to support the game as a publisher, leading to the announcement of multiple console versions.
However, it seems like the additional workload of creating console versions has caused some unexpected delays, and now we’ll be waiting a little while longer to play Back in the Groove. Considering the closest we’ve gotten to an actual release date is 2017, the delay shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Humanature Studios founder and original ToeJam & Earl creator Greg Johnson recently stated in a post on Back in the Groove‘s Kickstarter page that it’s the developer’s “priority to deliver the best, most solid game we can. To get the game across the finish line we need to push into 2018, but rest assured we are working our butts off and you guys are going to get an awesome game.”
Alongside the delay announcement, Adult Swim released a new trailer for the game that shows off some more of the enemies we can expect in the game, as well as a brief glimpse at new playable characters.
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is launching for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2018.