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Original Earthworm Jim team reunites for new, Intellivision Amico-exclusive entry

Ten of the game's original developers participating in creation of new title for upcoming, exclusive-heavy console

Today, Intellivision Entertainment has announced that ten of the original creators of Earthworm Jim will be working on a new entry in the series exclusively for the upcoming Intellivision Amico console.

Original creators working on the new title include Tommy Tallarico (also Intellivision Entertainment CEO), David Perry, Nick Bruty, Mike Dietz, Tom Tanaka, Joey Kuras, and Doug TenNapel. Two years ago, TenNapel misgendered and made transphobic remarks on social media toward a journalist who wrote about Earthworm Jim, and has a history both of contributions to far-right press outlet Breitbart and of attacking LGBTQ rights on social platforms.

"We have been talking about this moment for many years, it's a dream come true to finally get the entire team back together," said Tallarico. "We're looking forward to sharing a small part of our reunion and initial design meeting with fans from around the world.

"Intellivision Amico is designed to bring friends and families together and we are excited for fans and those just being introduced to the series to get a first look as we kick-off the design of the game."

The Intellivision Amico is currently planned for launch on October 10, 2020. Speaking about the console last year, Tallarico said that all games coming to the console would be exclusives and would cost less than $8. The console itself will cost between $149 and $179 and will include several titles with purchase. It has not yet been announced whether or not the new Earthworm Jim game will be available at launch.

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