E3:2010 - de Blob 2: The Underground

By DavieMarshall, 8 years ago
THQ's de Blob 2: The Underground is lined up for a release on the triad of consoles, busting out from it's predecessors Wii exclusive status.

"What the heck is de Blob!" I hear you chorus. Well, in essence de Blob is a colourless ball of water, (initially) who sets out to save Chroma City from the evil I.N.K.T corporation. Under your control in the manner of a platformer, de Blob initiates the Colour Revolution as you bring colour and life back to the citizens of Chroma City through use of soundtracks and painting the environment the way you see fit.

It is indeed, somewhat confusing. de Blob 2 in that case might melt your brain into a gooey mess. Ready? Ok, here's what they say:

Comrade Black is back and so is his war on color. Disguised as Papa Blanc, Comrade Black rigs the city's election in order to win and take control of Prisma City with his brainwashing new cult. That is, until de Blob bounces back in full color-spreading force with his revolution to restore color and life back to the city and its residents.

In the colorful sequel, de Blob will paint his way through the enormous and pollution-filled Prisma City accompanied by a fantastic new interactive soundtrack and an arsenal of new tricks to confound his enemies. Joining de Blob will be a new robot sidekick, named Pinky, who will help him blast enemies, disable traps, and negotiate the challenging levels of Prisma City. The game will also present players with new side quests, which allow players to upgrade de Blob's abilities
de Blob 2 will bring '[new moves, more friends, free-form painting activities', and also feature co-op play. (Local or Xbox LIVE isn't confirmed either way yet), The title will also support 3D where available according to Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President for Core Games, THQ.

We are thrilled to expand the world of de Blob into high definition and 3D gaming with an entertaining and immersive experience that brings back the adventures of the fun-loving, free-spirited hero.
Pending any announcements from Microsoft at E3 in the coming hours, we'll be able to guess more at whether 3D is a PS3 only exclusive or inclusive to Xbox too. Don't hold your breath though,

Why am I covering a game like this? Because I often find it's games like these which become hidden gems. My late introduction to Beautiful Katamari proved this to me. The first de Blob scooped several awards from various sources too. The current release schedule is set for Spring 2011.

Now for another question... a possible Kinect contender?