Tomba! 2 comes to the PlayStation Store in English

tomba_2Maybe pigs can fly after all… thanks to MonkeyPaw Games an English language version of Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return is finally headed to the PSN later today as a PS one Classic for the PS Vita, PS3 and PSP. Gamers who picked up the Japanese version from the PS Store will be able to download the new localized version for free, which is awesome.

MonkeyPaw Games was somehow able to work out the technical details to get the game running properly, so make sure to check it out when it launches. Those that retweet the official announcement will be entered to win a limited edition plush Tomba figure.

Read on for the announcement.

There is laughter in the land as the North American version of Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return has finally joined the original Tomba! as a downloadable PS one Classic on the PlayStation Network.

Fans of the series have been clamoring for the English-language Tomba! 2 ever since MonkeyPaw Games published the original Japanese version (known as Tomba! The Wild Adventures) on PSN last year. The North American version had been held back by an emulation issue that did not allow the game to be presented at a level of quality equal to Sony's dedication to excellence.

“We never gave up hope of resolving the Tomba! 2 emulation issue,” says John Greiner, President of MonkeyPaw Games. “We're thrilled that our persistence has finally paid off, and we're going to celebrate with a special Twitter giveaway for Tomba fans only!”

Between now and Christmas day, North American PSN fans who Retweet the Tomba! 2 announcement from MonkeyPaw Games' Twitter account (@MonkeyPawGames) will be entered into a random drawing to win one of over 100 limited-edition plush Tomba figures, awarded at the rate of two per day. These limited-edition plushies are not sold in stores.

Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return is a cartoony, mission-based action/adventure game from Tokuro Fujiwara, the legendary game creator who produced and/or directed dozens of classic video games like Ghosts 'n Goblins, the original Resident Evil and most of the core Mega Man series. Both Tomba! games have a cult following of fans who fondly recall playing them on the original PlayStation console.

Players who purchased the Japanese version of Tomba! 2 from the PlayStation Network will be able to download the English-language version for free after receiving instruction from Sony.

For more information, please visit the MonkeyPaw Games website.