I’ve waited a long time for this announcement.
Tomba! is finally coming to the PlayStation Network this summer, Joystiq reports.
The platformer will be released by MonkeyPaw Games.
“Sony and MonkeyPaw have a good working relationship,” MonkeyPaw president John Greiner said. “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.”
He added that they’ve been trying to get the rights to the game for about a year now.
“We often have to chase down multiple right holders,” Greiner said. “In this case, Sony and Whoopee Camp had rights that needed to be negotiated.”
Talks about the sequel are still up in the air, and depend on how well the first game sells.