If you were one of the backers of the successful ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove Kickstarter campaign, unfortunately it seems you are going to have to wait a little bit longer to get your grubby mitts on the game.

Here's the latest statement from Humanature explaining a delay into 2018:

Greg here with a quickie update to keep you all posted. First, my apologies - I know it's been a while since we've given an update to all you backers. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. I know you want to know, "when do we get the game!?"

We tried super hard to get ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove out in 2017. Game development is an inexact science and it's our priority to deliver the best, most solid game we can. To get the game across the finish line we need to push into 2018, but rest assured we are working our butts off and you guys are going to get an awesome game.

Thanks for the continued support and keeping the faith! We're working so hard over here and will have additional updates over the coming weeks and months.

As Miyamoto-san once said, "a delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever", so hopefully this means Kickstarter backers will be rewarded for their patience. Let us know if you backed the campaign and what you think about this delay with a comment below.

[via kickstarter.com]