THQ and Australia-based Blue Tongue's action-puzzle game smearing the Wii, DS later this year.
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.
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.
I can't wait to see how the game turns out. THQ are really giving us some unique stuff with the Wii this year.
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
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.
This game really doesn't look that great. The idea is good but I'm afraid the execution is really bad...... bad graphics too.....
unless this is in the 20 buck or 30 buck range i probably wont get it for awhile, even though i love de blob
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.
Looks interesting. Too bad it will probably be overlooked with all the games that will be coming out at the end of the year.
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 :)
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.
http://www.fun-motion.com/physics-games/de-blob/ Isn't this a free download game for PC?
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