ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, the Kickstarter-fueled successor to the action series about two funky aliens trying to navigate Earth, has been delayed until 2018.
Humanature Studios told Kickstarter backers about the delay via its Kickstarter page today, noting that the studio “tried super hard” to get the game out in 2017, as originally promised.
“Game development is an inexact science and it's our priority to deliver the best, most solid game we can,” wrote Humanature Studios founder Greg Johnson. “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.”
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove was pitched on Kickstarter in 2015 as the “ultimate ToeJam & Earl sequel” by Johnson, who co-created the original game. Back in the Groove promised the original concepts from the 1991 Sega Genesis game, including randomly generated, stacked levels, weird Earthling enemies and a funk-inspired soundtrack. The game raised $508,637 of its $400,000 goal, and Adult Swim Games came in to offer publisher support for the title in 2016.
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac and Linux sometime in 2018.