In an interesting and slightly expected turn of events, Monkey Paw Games’ Twitter feed confirmed the North American version of the pink-haired jungle boy is headed to the European PlayStation Store, as opposed to the original European release.
Earlier reports confirmed that Tomba! was headed to the PlayStation Store in Europe. Though many fans were delighted to hear the long-awaited cult classic was finally returning (at a reasonable price), some non-English speakers may be saddened about this news. Get used to his original name now, Tomba!- the North American release- will be swimming the pond soon.
This may not be a surprise to some as the original game included the song “No Sweat” from the British pop band North & South. The rights to the music have more than likely expired for the pink-haired pig crusader. Nevertheless, Tomba! will still be enjoyable to English-speaking audiences, even if the game loses a few u’s, replaces some i’s with a’s and hosts a different introductory theme. The fun event system in this 2D action RPG will be fun regardless of which language you speak — take it from a guy who played through the games in Japanese and lived to tell the コント… that’s “tale” for non-Japanese readers… like me.
So far no release date has been announced, but “sooner than you think” are the words Monkey Paw is writing on Twitter.