Earthworm Jim HD to arrive with 4-player co-op

That Earthworm Jim remake multiplayer thingie? Indeed a cooperative mode, as confirmed by developer Gameloft’s Anne-Joelle Casenaz in a recent interview.

With a simple port already available on the Wii Shop Channel, Casenaz says the developers “did not think it would make sense” to create another one for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. Instead, the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network will be getting a game worthy of the HD era; reworked visuals, Achievements/Trophies, and “many exclusive features” — “brand new levels with exclusive enemies and up to 4 players in co-op multiplayer” among them — will be included.

‘When?’ is another story though. The game has shot far and beyond its original ‘end of 2009’ launch target.