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Original Team Behind Earthworm Jim Have Another Game In The Works

Fans of retro games can rejoice. A new Earthworm Jim game is on the way and it's being developed by the series original team.

The new title is being developed by ten of the original programmers, artists, audio team, and level designers. While the full team has yet to be revealed, it is most likely comprised of Doug TenNapel, David Perry, Tommy Tallarico, Nick Bruty, Mike Dietz, Tom Tanaka, and Joey Kuras, the original members of the Earthwork Jim team.

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Earthworm Jim Making a Comeback

The new game is being exclusively developed for the Intellivision Amico, a new console that is due to release in October 2020, essentially a remaster of the console from the 1980s. The composer and sound designer for the original Earthworm Jim games, Tommy Tallarico, is the CEO and President of Intellivision Entertainment.

Fans first look at the new Earthworm Jim title will come in the form of a livestream on May 4th at noon PT. The team will hold a design meeting and discuss their vision for the game during the stream.



“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,” said Tommy Tallarico in a press release.

Although the announcement doesn't offer any information on what the new Earthworm Jim might play like, knowing the nature of the console it will probably play like the originals. The launch of the Intellivision Amico is still a ways off so be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details!

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Extinction: Killing Really Big Goblins With Swords

Extinction: Killing Really Big Goblins With Swords

Developer Iron Galaxy alongside publisher Maximum Games is working on a new game that will let players save the world from skyscraper sized goblins.  Extinction is currently set to release in Q1 2018 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was announced with a cinematic trailer that can be found below.

Iron Galaxy is previously known for their work on the fighting game, Killer Instinct, now available on Xbox One. This time around they are trying something different, in this new game players will take control of Avil a sentinel for the human race. The sentinels are defenders of humanity in Extinction who protect the world from 150 foot tall goblins known as Ravenii.

So Much Content!

The game will feature a story mode, custom online battles that offer map creation and objective setting. Players can compete for high scores while slaughtering all the goblins they want. Extinction also offers a  self titled wave based multiplayer that is similar to a horde mode.

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According to Iron Galaxy players will be able to "Travel horizontally and vertically, perform wall runs, and use your whip as a vault to perform devastating air assaults. Master dynamic combat maneuvers to effectively traverse the giant beasts and expose their weak points, progressing along different skill trees to develop a path best suited to your play style." This all takes place in a dynamic world that offers a main story as well as side quests.

The game will be shown off at E3 this year at a behind closed doors demo that will offer more insight into the game.

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