UPDATE 4/3/19: Following THQ Nordic GmBH's decision to host an AMA on hugely controversial website 8chan last week, co-founder and group-CEO of parent company THQ Nordic AB, Lars Wingefors, has offered his "sincerest apologies and regret" over the marketing stunt.
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Colour-smearing platform sequel de Blob 2 is heading to Switch on August 28th, THQ Nordic has announced.
THQ Nordic has announced that beloved colour-splashing platform sequel de Blob 2 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 27th.
When THQ when kaput last year its assets were auctioned off to the highest bidder with Darksiders and Red Faction sold to Nordic Games. Now the Vienna-based publisher has acquired another one of THQ's lost properties with the whimsical platforming series de Blob.
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THQ's colourful platform sequel de Blob 2 had a disappointing first month on sale, selling well below 75,000 copies in the US and failing to make the UK top 40.
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The best games are often those that don't need to bulk out their premise with weak secondary mechanics. THQ's de Blob for Wii wasn't the best game in the world, but the idea at its heart is timelessly fun all by itself: colour in. How wonderful to see it back for another try, especially now that it's multi-platform.
In de Blob's word, cute little one-eyed menaces called Inkies have stolen the colour from the world, trapping its denizens in grey suits, building monuments to the monochrome and splattering toxic black ink all over the place. As a colourful amorphous blob, your job is to slop colour over everything, soaking up paint from big, bright pools and rolling yourself over buildings, trees and cheerful little characters until it's all singing and dancing again. That colouring in is as fun after five hours as it is for the first five minutes.
But it's not a free-form structure. de Blob 2 prods you around levels with specific challenges, transforming the place area by area. It works the colouring into tricky platforming tasks and combat with the inky bad guys. Some buildings need to be painted specific colours, and after the first level you're introduced to the concept of mixing, leaving you searching the back of your brain for long-forgotten primary-school knowledge about how to make brown from red, yellow and blue.
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de Blob 2 will launch in the US on 22nd February 2011 for DS, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 .
The news comes courtesy of the game's official site, which offers no firm news on when the sequel will bound on over to European shores. We're checking with THQ now for clarification.
The original game, which saw the titular blob restoring colour to a monochrome city, was a Wii-only affair and very enjoyable it was too. Eurogamer's Kristan Reed gave Blue Tongue's eccentric adventure 8/10 back in 2008.
THQ has announced that de Blob 2: The Underground will appear on DS, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 in spring 2011 and that the high-def versions will support 3D.
The sequel to under-loved Wii game de Blob will be subtitled Underground and be released in spring 2011.