Earthworm Jim Has 4-Player Co-op

Just when you thought Earthworm Jim’s return to gaming couldn’t get any better, along comes news that not only are we getting a chance to revisit a glorious platformer from a bygone era in pristine HD, developer Gameloft are also adding 4-player co-op to the mix.

Speaking in an interview with 8th-circuit, Gameloft’s Anne-Joelle Casenaz has highlighted the differences the HD remakes on PSN and XBLA will have over the DSi version. She says:

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Theses HD versions will obviously be different from the Nintendo DSi version as they will feature entirely reworked graphics to fit HD standards. But there’s more: Achievements and Trophies can be unlocked respectively in the XBLA and PSN versions. And we’re promising many exclusive features, such as brand new levels with exclusive enemies and up to 4 players in co-op multiplayer!

Here’s a new trailer of the game in action.

Finally, though they’re remaking the original game, Gameloft haven’t ruled out creating a new Jim adventure if this game is well-received. In other words: you need to buy this game as we really need more Earthworm Jim in our lives.

Earthworm Jim HD hits XBLA this month before grooving its way on to PSN in August. If you’re never rode a hamster or launched a cow by lassoing a fridge (with your own head!), trust us – you’re in for a treat.

Source: 8th-circuit via Joystiq

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