Mega Man 1 & 2 as well as Earthworm Jim 2 get rated by ESRB for Wii

More news for you Virtual Console fiends out there, the ESRB rating board just gave ratings to Mega Man 1 & 2 for the NES. Most likely these will be releasing very soon in an attempt to capitalize on the Mega Man 9 hype. Second up we have Earthworm Jim 2, which follows suite of Earthworm Jim 1 which has already previously been rated by the ESRB. For those wondering, both will be from the Genesis version. I suspect an official announcement happening for Earthworm Jim 3 probably by the end of the year or early next year

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Earthworm Jim 4 is confirmed, Interplay and series creator to revive the series

Hot off the heels on the announcement that the first two Earthworm Jim games would be making their way to the Virtual Console, CNN posted a story on their website about how just today Interplay Entertainment Corp. signed a partnership agreement with Earthworm Jim creator Douglas TenNaple to bring back his iconic character for a fourth game in the series. Get this though, Earthworm Jim is getting an even bigger revival than ever expected, because according to TenNaple he will “serve as a creative consultant on Earthworm Jim 4, and will simultaneously develop an animated series and feature film to expand the well known brand.” Wow…. big announcements there, however it is still not certain if any of this will truly come to fruition or if its all just wishful thinking. Lets hope for the best I would love to see a reival of this series. For the link to CNN’s article Click Here.

3 Genesis platformers heading to Virtual Console, including Earthworm Jim

It has been a dry week for news, however this should cheer everyone up. Earthworm Jim, one of the most requested games for the Wii’s Virtual Console will be making it’s way onto the service later this year and it’s bringing some friends. Earthworm Jim 2 along with Boogerman will bring the total up to 3 platformers coming from Interplay. This is good news following the announcement that the Earthworm Jim series might see a revival if Interplay’s Fallout game meets a great success (which it probably will), so get your Wii points saved up for these games later this year.

Earthworm Jim is not long forgotten, we could see a revival in the distant future

Remember Earthworm Jim? Of course you do! his first two games are among some of the finest 2D platformers of the 1990’s which will never be forgotten for their awesome art, animation, and most of all unique humor. It is good news to announce that Interplay still expresses interest reviving some of its best game series, Earthworm Jim is one of them. The catch? Interplay is counting on their biggest project “Fallout Online” the be a big success and if it proves to be one then and only then will we see sequels to some of their classic games. They are relying so much on Fallout Online that it will probably either be the rise or demise of the company itself, so if you ever want to see the light of day of a true Earthworm Jim 3 buy a copy of Fallout Online when it launches and help a worth cause.