I could've swore I saw Tom on the live feed of the Gamespot party on the E3 coverage.
My friend has a gold account, I'll have to ask him for access to the videos sometime soon.
Anyhow, before you start production on a new console game,
I think it would be awesome to get a developer kit for PS3 or XBOX360, or even wait for the Revolution's, and see what you can do with the new technology.
I had noticed that, even with the 2D graphics, Alien Hominid was slightly choppy on the PS2, and a little slow on the gamecube. I also know that there will be alot of oldschool gamers looking to get into the next-gen consoles, and a platformer might just atract more people to a certain platform. Make yourself exclusive to Sony, or Nintendo, because they like to appeal to certain groups of gamers, and to attract casual ones. Although Sony looks for people to 'push the technology' button, a platformer near a console's launch could help to get oldschool gamers to cross the void yet again.
I doubt we will get to see any completely two dimensional platformers on the next-gen consoles, not counting Viewtful Joe.