The hard work of our friends over at MonkeyPaw Games has finally paid off as the English version of Tomba 2 has finally made its way onto PSN. MonkeyPaw released this official statement below. We reviewed Tomba 2 was it was originally released well over a year ago but complained that it was the non-American version of the game, making it confusing for NA gamers.
Fans of the series have been clamoring for the English-language Tomba! 2 ever since MonkeyPaw Games published the original Japanese version (known as Tomba! The Wild Adventures) on PSN last year. The North American version had been held back by an emulation issue that did not allow the game to be presented at a level of quality equal to Sony’s dedication to excellence.
“We never gave up hope of resolving the Tomba! 2 emulation issue,” says John Greiner, President of MonkeyPaw Games. “We’re thrilled that our persistence has finally paid off, and we’re going to celebrate with a special Twitter giveaway for Tomba fans only!”
Between now and Christmas day, North American PSN fans who Retweet the Tomba! 2 announcement from MonkeyPaw Games’ Twitter account (@MonkeyPawGames) will be entered into a random drawing to win one of over 100 limited-edition plush Tomba figures, awarded at the rate of two per day. These limited-edition plushies are not sold in stores.
Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return is a cartoony, mission-based action/adventure game from Tokuro Fujiwara, the legendary game creator who produced and/or directed dozens of classic video games like Ghosts ‘n Goblins, the original Resident Evil and most of the core Mega Man series. Both Tomba! games have a cult following of fans who fondly recall playing them on the original PlayStation® console.
Players who purchased the Japanese version of Tomba! 2 from the PlayStationNetwork will be able to download the English-language version for free after receiving instruction from Sony.”