Of all the old school franchises to bring back on modern consoles, ToeJam & Earl wasn't exactly top of our list. However, we've a fondness for this unusual Mega Drive roguelike, so it's great to see that it's coming to PS4 in a brand new game. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove was successfully funded on Kickstarter a while back, and now finally has a solid release date of 1st March 2019.

The new title is being developed by HumaNature Studios, a small indie team with some of the original creators behind ToeJam & Earl on board. As you can see from the above trailer, the game draws direct inspiration from the original game, with a hand drawn art style, funky beats, and randomly generated levels. The story seems to be that the alien buddies have crash landed on Earth, and need to find all the pieces of their spaceship to escape.

What do you think of ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove? Will you be giving this a look when it launches in March? Get funky in the comments below.

[source youtube.com, via venturebeat.com]