Earthworm Jim's creator Doug TenNapel has suggested it'll be "unlikely" that a new game will ever be developed.
The problem remains that character control is still in dispute and doesn't look like it'll be ending any time soon.
"I once shook DP's [David Perry's] hand in his office, in front of Mike Dietz and he promised me that I would maintain creative control (I don't), that would always get my royalty (I don't), and that I would always get credit as the creator of the character (I don't. Read the back of the Majesco Jim packaging.).
"D.P. is entitled to his opinion of what would make Jim a great character, all of us would disagree on certain things, and all of us would agree on certain things. But he's not entitled to his own history. For the record, I would never work on a Jim game if someone else was in charge of expressing the character in the game.
"I think EWJ has largely been ruined over the last 20 years, and I'll fix him, but not if I don't get to make the character and game correctly."
This was in response to an earlier comment by series' designer David Perry who said he was sure that another EWJ game would go ahead.
Doug TenNapel believes it won't happen and if it does, it will be without him at the helm.
Other than the HD Re-releases in 2010, the last EWJ game in development was in 1999.
If Earthworm Jim were to make a comeback would you like to see it stay in 2d?