Over the weekend various reports confirmed a new Earthworm Jim game for the Wii, however creator Doug TenNapel has said otherwise.
Although there have been talks and ideas circulated around by TenNapel and publisher Interplay, the game has yet to be confirmed and in development, contrary to previous reports by a chap Doug had done a drawing for.
A statement on the situation, via GoNintendo:
I need some real press source to straighten out these rumors. I read the initial post by the guy who put up the drawing I did for him and almost NOTHING in the post he wrote was true. I'm getting piles of letters asking me to confirm or deny the post and from what I've read it's total disinformation.
Interplay actually wants to do the game right! We've been talking about a game now for two years. They want me to be involved, but times in games are tough right now for everyone. They have to raise a lot of money to fund the game properly.
So the way the guy posted it as Interplay wanting to do a rip off game is flat out false. In our early discussions about the game, we had tentatively brainstormed ideas for the Wii," he continued. "That is NOT a confirmation like the guy posted. We haven't presented the idea to Nintendo and all of what the guy posted in the article could actually jeopardize a real EWJ game coming out on the Wii, by Interplay involving me!
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