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26th Aug 2016

Sega legends ToeJam & Earl are looking seriously funky in the first trailer for their new game

So much nostalgia

Matt Tate

It’s been quite the year for old-school Sega fans.

First there was the news that we’re getting a brand new 2D Sonic the Hedgehog game in honour of the company mascot’s 25th anniversary, and now we have a trailer for a modern day reboot of ToeJam and Earl.

For those who can’t remember, ToeJam and Earl was a “rogue-like” action game that would go on to become a bit of a Mega Drive cult classic in the early ’90s, along with its sequel, ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron.


The game starred two aliens that just so happened to have a penchant for hip-hop and funk. It had a fantastic soundtrack and was doing procedurally generated levels before they were even a thing. Progressive and funky.

The series did return on the Xbox for 2002’s ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth, but fans have been waiting a long time for a game that recaptures the spirit of the original games.

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove looks like it could just be that game. Adult Swim are publishing the title, which is pencilled in for a 2017 console and PC release, and the new trailer features the first glimpse of gameplay footage.

It’s looking ace.

And why we have you on the subject of Sega, see how much you can remember about the glory days of the iconic company by taking our quiz.

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