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de Blob 2

by Neal Ronaghan - June 29, 2010, 6:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

de Blob's portable outing is heavy on the 2D sidescrolling.

A de Blob DS game was supposed to come out alongside the Wii version, but it kept on getting delayed until it eventually faded into non-existence. From the ashes of that game comes de Blob 2: Underground for DS.

Taking place long after the events of the other games, de Blob 2's villain is Dr. Von Blot, a maniacal scientist experimenting on Mutated Ink. de Blob stumbles upon his underground lair, which conveniently is all in two dimensions.

You control the titular blob as he goes through different levels of side-scrolling gameplay while using wall jumps and slingshots to manuever. The game's color mechanic returns, but in a different manner. de Blob can still mixed colors, but the color is directly tied to his health, and once he gets hit three times, he loses his color. Aside from that, he has inifinite color.

It's a pretty big departure for the series, and it seems to be a good one. The 2D gameplay is more akin to something like Sonic the Hedgehog as opposed to the 3D sandbox gameplay of the other games in the series.

I played a few levels at E3 2010, most of which were basic levels. The last level I played involved lava, and launching de Blob through the level quickly to get past the lava.

It'll be a while before fans get to finally play a de Blob game on DS, though, since this game is set for a spring 2011 release.

Talkback

AVJune 29, 2010

would it be better for 3ds ?

Quote from: Mr.

would it be better for 3ds ?

If I have to answer this question for every DS game I see from here on out, I'll get angry.

In this case, I don't think it would do much for the game the way it is. If this were more like de Blob on consoles, then 3D effects would be welcome/warranted.

Mop it upJune 29, 2010

Quote from: Mr.

would it be better for 3ds ?

It looks like the 3DS version will be the same as the DS version, but there really isn't any information on it right now. We'll have to wait until both are released and the reviews are out.

I don't think there is a 3DS version of this game. There is a 3DS de Blob in the works, but it's apparently not going to be a port of this game.

Mop it upJune 30, 2010

Do you have any information on it? It may not have the subtitle of "The Underground" but it still has the title "de Blob 2." That leads me to believe it will be similar to either the Wii or DS game, and not an entirely new game.

There was an interview recently where one of the developers talked about how they were excited about the potential of de Blob 3DS and that they hadn't started work on it because they're busy with the other versions.

Thanks for the impressions!

Do you guys have any media for this game? I guess I wasn't paying close attention to the DS version, but the fact that it's a 2D sidescroller comes as a surprise to me.

ControlerFleXJuly 20, 2010

Almost sounds like it might be something like Splosion Man on XBLA. Fast paced sidescrolling with zips here and there to propel you through levels.

Hope it receives the same love and detail of the original. I just picked that one up and I'm having tons of fun with it.

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de Blob 2 Box Art

Genre Adventure
Developer THQ
Players1

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na: de Blob 2
Release Feb 22, 2011
PublisherTHQ

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