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Wii Loses Another Exclusive, de Blob 2 Going Multiplatform

By Ian Mikutel / Saturday, 20 February 2010

THQ CEO Brian Farrell has confirmed the publisher will be launching de Blob 2 for multiple platforms in fiscal 2011.


de Blob 2


"de Blob started its life on Wii. We've not announced anything yet, but obviously with a great brand like that -- people love that character -- taking it to other platforms, the game mechanic can be done. Actually, I prefer it on a normal controller. We'll be branching it out to other platforms -- that's a great brand to build." Farrell said in an interview with IGN.


THQ originally announced a de Blob sequel was coming to Wii during an investors conference call on February 3.


This marks another lost Wii exclusive for Nintendo. Recently, High Voltage Software announced their upcoming monster/zombie shooter, The Grinder, will no longer be a Wii exclusive.


When asked just what gamers should expect from a de Blob sequel, Farrell had this to say:


"You'll really like what you see. It's being developed by our Blue Tongue studio down in Australia. I was down there probably about three months ago and they've just taken it to the next level. The first one is always the first one. And now having all the technology built so that they can work solely on the creative side and production values -- you're going to love what you see."


Initially developed by a small group of college students, de Blob puts players in control of a ball of color with the mission to jump around and repaint a barren city.


THQ's unique action puzzler took home five awards at the annual Games Developers' Association of Australia (GDAA) Awards in 2008. It received "Best Console Title", "Best Gameplay", "Best Graphics" and Best Audio" along with the coveted "Best Game" award.


For more info, check out The Wiire's de Blob Impressions.

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