de Blob splatters September

THQ and Australia-based Blue Tongue's action-puzzle game smearing the Wii, DS later this year.

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One of the games caught up in THQ's mass exodus from the early 2008 release window last October was de Blob for the Nintendo DS and Wii. However, following THQ's Gamers' Day yesterday, the publisher has begun to once again hone in on release dates for its fiscal 2009 lineup. In addition to saying tongue-in-cheek carnage simulator Saints Row 2 is coming August 26, THQ revealed during the event that de Blob would commence smearing color all over retailers come September.

de Blob is actually kind of scary.

Developed by THQ internal studio Blue Tongue (Barnyard), de Blob transports the traditionally static puzzle genre to a free-roaming, open-canvas world. In it, the carefree denizens of Chroma City are sucked dry of their cheerful color by the oppressive INKT Corporation, transforming a once-vibrant city into a listless, gray wasteland. A handful of amorphous globules manage to escape the transformation, and subsequently commence restoring color to the city, one graffiti'd building at a time.

As detailed in GameSpot's extensive coverage of the game, players will commence painting the town magenta by hopping their aggressive-looking globs onto various buildings and surfaces. Blobs will frequently require replenishing their paint reserves, and players will be able to pick up paint cans in one of the three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. As in grade-school art class, these hues can then be combined to create alternate shades. As the city becomes more colorful, the game's eclectic soundtrack will take on a livelier beat.

For the most recent look at de Blob, check out GameSpot's hands-on with the game from THQ's Gamers' Day.

Discussion

23 comments
Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

The concept is solid. If the controls are well balanced, it will be a great title.

Erebyssial
Erebyssial

I can't wait to see how the game turns out. THQ are really giving us some unique stuff with the Wii this year.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

I think this is, like, the tenth Wii game based on rolling a sperical or blobular character around to solve puzzles. Is this really the best you can do, developers? >;o

Tylendal
Tylendal

I've heard nothing but good things about this game.

hjk1999
hjk1999

STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :P

Jersalaw
Jersalaw

This game looks like it could be fun. I think it will come down to controls for me. Once the reviews come out that will more or likely decide it for me.

Go0pynose
Go0pynose

This game really doesn't look that great. The idea is good but I'm afraid the execution is really bad...... bad graphics too.....

glennwinton
glennwinton

unless this is in the 20 buck or 30 buck range i probably wont get it for awhile, even though i love de blob

waza000
waza000

thats the kind of game that REALLY REALLY need a hell of a good review for me to buy it

Hungry_Homer111
Hungry_Homer111

I probably won't be getting this for a while after it's released because there are a lot of games out and coming out that I want more than it for both the Wii and 360. But it does have my interest a lot more than it did yesterday since I've checked out some videos and previews on the internet. It really does look like a unique game for the Wii, and I can't wait to try it out.

oli54321
oli54321

It sucks that all the good games are coming at the very end of summer.

re4leonkennedy
re4leonkennedy

Looks interesting. Too bad it will probably be overlooked with all the games that will be coming out at the end of the year.

towelie892
towelie892

meowth9: Yes, it was. It's being redone with more levels, modes, etc. like Alien Hominid was.

JAB991
JAB991

de Blob's been looking great for a while now. Hopefully it can be perfected by September.

nikefreak
nikefreak

It does somewhat remind me of Katamari, like another user mentioned... In that it seems to be a quirky, fun little game that could garner a following depending on how it goes... I look forward to it! Gonna try out the PC version later :)

mrhuntin
mrhuntin

this may have some good about it

fiercedeity901
fiercedeity901

i have high hopes for this...cause if done right...this could be the next katamari damacy

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

The PC one is one level (so essentially a demo).

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

This game is a free download for PC (just search de blob pc here on gamespot), but the PC is an extremely different version. Everything from the art to the physics to the gameplay seems to have had an overhaul.