This is the age of retro sequels. With Sonic 4 on the horizon and Mega Man 9 and 10 nestled snugly on our hard drives, we're beginning to dream of which of our favorite games from the past might see the light of day again after all.

That's why we're hoping that Earthworm Jim 4, recently confirmed to The 34th Dimension at the Calgary Entertainment Expo by series creator Doug TenNapel for release on Wii, will be more like Jim's classic 2D predecessors and not his decent but less fondly remembered Nintendo 64 outing, Earthworm Jim 3D.

As the age of 3D adaptations of classic games has passed, it seems to us that anything but a proper old-style sequel is out of the question. We'll let you know when we hear more. Until then, speculate away!