Sega's attempt to have fans choose the next Genesis classic to grace Xbox Live Arcade ran into a snag yesterday, when Gameloft announced vote-leader Earthworm Jim for Xbox Live Arcade.
Earthworm Jim was winning the voting for the next Sega Genesis classic by a wide margin yesterday, when Interplay and Gameloft made their big announcement: Earthworm Jim was coming to all consoles in downloadable form. The bad news? Sega had to remove Jim from the poll. The good? We're getting Earthworm Jim anyway.
Unfortunately, due to a licensing issue, we are no longer able to offer Earthworm Jim as an option in our poll. It was announced earlier today that Gameloft will be bringing Earthworm Jim to Xbox Live Arcade along with several other platforms. We are excited that our fans will soon be able to play this game.
There's even more good news, as my second choice - Toejam & Earl - is currently leading the newly reset poll, so we're basically getting our two top picks instead of one. Everybody wins!
UPDATE: Genesis Poll [Sega America]