Dear God YES.
MonkeyPaw Games has announced that it has cut a deal to bring unsung PSOne hero Tombi (or Tomba as he was known in the U.S) to PS3 and PSP later this Summer with a PSOne Classic re-release of his original adventure.
“Sony and MonkeyPaw have a good working relationship,” MP CEO John Greiner told Joystiq.
“I think they appreciate the titles we’ve brought to the Store. And they value the support we give the games. Having a plethora of Japanese content is a distinct advantage PlayStation has over Xbox. But the games still need to be brought Stateside. So our model helps Sony spread their Japanese edge and we help Japanese developers get their titles to a wider audience. Hence, Sony is willing to work with us on titles that may not have otherwise been licensed out. Support is key.”
Tombi! and Tombi 2! were released back in late 1990′s on PSOne. Let’s hope they get an EU PSN release too. This is great news. Let’s get Tombi into PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale already.