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Tomba! to Land on PSN This Summer! |

According to Joystiq, this Summer, the States (well, North America in general) will be getting Tomba! on PSN as a PSOne Classic download. A European release will follow down the line. Here’s an excerpt about the licensing and why it is finally coming stateside, via MonkeyPaw CEO, John Greiner :

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.

As for Tomba 2, Greiner has stated that they will need to sell enough downloads of the first title to be able to extend their publishing license to the sequel. This was one of my favorite titles, so I will likely have to pick it up when I get the chance.

  • Jay

    I wish they would have remade the game as a PSN title, with updated graphics and stuff, though. I can already imagine how sweet it’d look in my head lol. Ah the memories… Back when I only had the demo, I played it about a hundred times lol

  • One step at a time Jay, one step at a time. First comes this game, then the sequel, then the remake, then the threequel!

  • crazy88

    Oooooh *many expliatives* yeah. Loved the goofy pink menace with a stomach for a ‘bag of ultimate holding’. Gonna be craving bacon this summer it seems. 😀

  • Cheeto

    I read: pumbaa to land on PSN this month … disappointed lol

  • im kind of excited to replay tomba

  • wolfkin

    no no no.. let us disregard this.. this is officially the spot for us to talk about Jay’s new avatar… yeah.. about that. You know i hate change right bro? Don’t get me wrong that’s a man-sexy man and all

  • Jay

    I made that 2 years ago lol. Also, I think some of the user database is messed up. My post/author avatar is supposed to be the one, and my position is supposed to be Community Manager and Editor in Chief