Earthworm Jim, a run and gun platform video game features an earthworm who dresses up in a Super Suit to fight evil. The game will make its way to mobile, WiiWare, PlayStation Network, with an exclusive one month run on Xbox Live Arcade.
Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of downloadable video games, has announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Interplay to develop, distribute, and publish Earthworm Jim.
Initially released in 1994, Earthworm Jim’s games garnered such a cult following that the character’s popularity took him far beyond video games into an animated TV series, Toys and Comic books, informs Gameloft.
The game centers on an ordinary earthworm who engages in normal worm activities – eating dirt, crawling, and fleeing from hungry birds – that is until he comes across a high tech indestructible space suit.
Jim takes refuge in the space suit while fleeing from hungry birds. The suit’s powerful atomic particles cause him to grow and obtain newfound powers.
The game will be available in the last quarter of 2009.