Interplay is the company that own Earthworm Jim! They also used to own the Fallout IP, until they sold the righters over to Bethesda in 2007, have started to sell off the rest of their assets and intellectual properties. A recent press release has started to sell the rights to the games and characters that they own. The big thing here is that they own quite a number of beloved franchises and games! In the right hands, this could mean a world of difference!
The situation harkens to the likes of THQ when it sold off all the games that it owned when they had to close down. However, unlike the first time around when they sold the rights to Fallout, which turned out to be a move to avoid bankruptcy, this time around they’ve not specified the reason behind this sudden sale of it’s rights and properties. Interplay CEO Eric Caen had this to say regarding the situation: “With the proliferation of mobile, augmented reality, virtual reality and other new forms of consumption, we believe that consumers are ready to experience and interact with Interplay’s characters, stories and game play in ways never possible before”. This could mean a great number of things, and we may not really ever know.
Interplay is home to some rather interesting titles. Such titles include, straight from their press release, the following titles : “Battle Chess, Boogerman, Clay Fighter, Dark Alliance, Descent, Earthworm Jim, Freespace, Kingpin, M.A.X., Messiah, MDK, Redneck Rampage, Run Like Hell, Sacrifice, T-Rex Rumble, and Giants“. Imagine if someone like WayForward ended up snatching the Earthworm Jim series! That would be a dream come true for sure! Heck, Nethrealm should just take Clay Fighter for a laugh and have the world’s greatest worst crossover with Mortal Kombat!
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