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MonkeyPaw Games, which specializes in releasing classic games on digital platforms like PSN and XBLA, intends to port Sony's classic Tomba! to PlayStation Network.
In an interview with Joystiq, MonkeyPaw CEO John Greiner revealed that the company had purchased the rights to bring the game to the PSN Classics series from Sony and original developer Whoopee Camp. Sony originally published the game on the original PlayStation, and Whoopee Camp (founded by Ghosts 'n Goblins creator Tokuro Fujiwara) developed the game.
Greiner said the company would also consider bringing the game's sequel, Tomba! 2, to PSN, but all parties would wait to see how well Tomba! sells before making that decision.
Here's an anecdote for you: When I first started at Game Informer, myself and former editor Jay Fitzloff (who now works on Darksiders II at Vigil Games) had to do a last-minute Tomba! 2 strategy guide to fill the issue we were working on. We ended up working for 36 hour straight with no sleep. We drank a lot of Mountain Dew.
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I love how they are bringing classics back. I've missed some good games (including this one) and it will be cool to experience them!
This is good news! I've been wanting to play Tomba again for a few years now.
I typed Tomba into the search on PSN like a week ago and now I'm reading this. Tomba is one of the most solid platformers of all time. I hope it sells.
YESSSSS! Best news all week!
Tomba was the game Reiner was going to play if he won the Super Replay Showdown right?
I think I'm going to have to check this out.
OH M F'N G.....TOMBA!!!! I NEED A REPLAY OF THIS GAME INFORMER I'VE SAID THAT 100 TIMES PLEASE!!!
Another Classic game revived this is really great news
Tomba is so great, PLEASE BRING IT TO PSN!!!
I remember being about halfway through Tomba! when I lost the game during a move. Looked up the game on Amazon recently...$70 for used!
This is good news.
Finally, I can achieve true happiness!