Retro specialist MonkeyPaw is wrapping up its six week window of PSone Classics on the North American PlayStation Store with an oft requested corker: Tomba! 2. However, the title – which is already available in Europe – will be based upon the Japanese release, meaning that you’ll need to refer to a walkthrough on the studio’s website in order to get through it.

It’s a strange compromise given that the English language version can be played in SCEE territories without a hitch, but the studio states that it hit some unfortunate technical snags. “We ran into some problems with the North American version that held up the release, and we had no idea when we could bring it out,” a spokesperson said, adding that the import was the “best option” available.

We’d love to know the reason behind the setback, but we suspect that that information will remain between the developer and SCEA. Still, it’s not all bad news, as the digital re-release will run on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita from launch. There’s no word on a price just yet, but PSone Classics tend to cost around $5.99.

Are you happy as a hog that PlayStation’s most prominent pink haired protagonist (sorry, Lightning) is set to make a comeback, or have the language issues left you rolling angrily in the mud? Snort your thoughts in the comments section below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]