ToeJam And Earl Collection & Karateka Coming To XBLA This Week

ToeJam-and-Earl-Collection-and-Karateka-coming-to-XBLA-this-WednesdayThe highly anticipated Toejam and Earl Collection and Karateka are to be released onto the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace this Wednesday according to a senior staff member at Microsoft. Get yourself down to funkatron!

Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for the Microsoft gaming network Xbox Live, revealed the news through Twitter earlier today. The ToeJam & Earl Collection was actually announced last month, with the original and ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron games included in the package. ToeJam & Earl is an engagingly strange split screen roguelike title, whereas the sequel is a more traditional 2D platforming affair.

On the other hand, Karateka is a remake of the 1984 Apple II 2D figher of the same name, with the original notable for being developed by Jordan 'Prince of Persia' Mechner. This remake has given the visuals a new cel-shaded sheen though.

Both titles will cost 800 Microsoft Points to download. The games are pencilled in to be released on PSN as well, and are to cost £3.69 each – but release dates for these versions are yet to be announced.

Last Updated ( 06 November 2012 )  

Simon Reed

An avid collector of retro handhelds since getting a Game Boy Pocket back in the 90s, perhaps his most embarrassing gaming moment was when he got involved in an eBay bidding war...for a Tiger game. Also has a interest in sports and likes to write features connecting them with games whenever possible.

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