Sega is planning to bring the adventures of the galaxy’s funkiest aliens back to our measly Earth consoles.
A new blog post on Sega.com confirms that the publisher will release both the original ToeJam & Earl and ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron games for PlayStation Network on Nov. 6 and Xbox Live Arcade on Nov. 7. The games will cost $4.99 on PSN and 400 Microsoft Points on XBLA.
ToeJam & Earl is a 1991 isometric Sega Genesis action game that follows the titular rapping aliens as they attempt to find their spaceship parts after crashing on Earth. The 1993 sequel, ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron, dropped the exploration gameplay of the first in favor of 2D platforming.
The PSN and XBLA releases of both games are not high-definition remakes. Sega is simply porting the two 16-bit titles to the Sony and Microsoft consoles. Sega released both games on the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console almost five years ago. The publisher is releasing these titles as part of its Vintage Collection series. Under the Vintage Collection banner, Sega released other classic franchises, like Streets of Rage and Golden Axe, on XBLA and PSN.
This news lends credibility to the recent leaked Xbox Live Arcade box art, which included ToeJam & Earl as well as an unannounced Star Wars game.