Tomba! Coming To PSN This Summer
2D pig-tossing platformer Tomba! will be coming soon to the PlayStation Network.
Joystiq reports that Tomba! (known in some territories as Tombi!) will see release on PSN as a PSOne Classic via MonkeyPaw Games this summer.
MonkeyPaw CEO John Greiner gave the following comment in the report:
Sony and MonkeyPaw have a good working relationship. I think they appreciate the titles we’ve brought to the Store. And they value the support we give the games. Having a plethora of Japanese content is a distinct advantage PlayStation has over Xbox. But the games still need to be brought Stateside. So our model helps Sony spread their Japanese edge and we help Japanese developers get their titles to a wider audience. Hence, Sony is willing to work with us on titles that may not have otherwise been licensed out. Support is key.
MonkeyPaw has acquired the rights to the first game, but not the sequel. Greiner did say that releasing the sequel, 2.5D platformer Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return, is possible. However, Tomba! has to sell first before they can “extend [their] relationship” with Sony and Tokuro Fujiwara, founder of Whoopee Camp and director of both games in the series.
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