Posted By: wraggster
Heres an excerpt of a preview of the new Earthworm Jim game for the PSP:
Take the main character, for instance. He's a worm in a spacesuit. Not only is the concept funny, but it also lets you have an assortment of cool moves and game mechanics. Speaking of moves, fans will love the fact many of Jim's old abilities make a return. You can still use your entire body as a whip to attack enemies, or even as a hook to swing through the environment. You still get a rapid-fire blaster pistol to smoke villains, too, and it looks every bit as cool as it used to. That's not to say you won't find anything new, though.
In fact, there's plenty. Sadly, much of it didn't make it in time for Atari's show. The current build has about half the development cycle left to go, so there's plenty of optimization and finalization left to do. On top of that, the team has yet to finish the list of moves and upgrades available. Now, on to the facts: Jim will acquire different parts of his suit throughout the game, including gloves, boots and the main armor. You can then enhance these pieces through upgrades scattered about the game's eight stages.