Majesco has announced that A Boy and His Blob has been released for Wii in the US.
It’s scheduled for a November 6 release in the UK according to Play.
The game features hand-drawn and painted animation to keep you enchanted as you solve puzzles, defeat monsters, and feed your blob companion gourmet jelly beans which force the poor fella to turn into ladders and other handy items.
It’s rather lovely looking.
Via Press Release.
MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
‘A BOY AND HIS BLOB’ FOR Wii™
Critically Acclaimed Reimagining of NES Classic
Features Hand-Drawn Animation and Touching Storyline
EDISON, N.J., October 13, 2009 -Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that a boy and his blob for Wii™ is available at retailers nationwide. Developed by WayForward Technologies, this reimagining of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game is available for a new generation of fans on the 20th Anniversary of the original game. Fans new and old will be captivated by the beautiful hand-drawn art that creates a standout aesthetic. Nintendo Power called the game “stunning” and “fun,” rating it 8.5 out of 10, and Game Informer awarded the “beautifully designed” game an 8 out of 10 noting it is also “charming and innovative.”
“WayForward infused their unique creative vision into a boy and his blob while remaining true to the classic game,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Majesco Entertainment. “The result has been an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and we are eager to get the game into the hands of a new generation of players.”
After the inhabitants of Blobolonia are taken captive by an evil emperor, one blob manages to escape in search of help only to crash on Earth and find a young boy. Together the boy and his new blob friend work as a team to solve 40 levels of challenging side-scrolling adventure featuring hidden treasures, deadly monsters, perilous dangers and boss baddies. Armed with jellybeans, the boy can transform the blob into cool and useful items including classics like the Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack and Tangerine Trampoline and all-new ones such as the Cream Cannon and Bubble Gum Bubble. As the boy and his blob work together on their journey to Blobolonia, players will be enchanted by their heartwarming tale of friendship.
a boy and his blob is rated E for Everyone and is in stores now for the suggested retail price of $39.99. To view screenshots, concept artwork, gameplay trailers and videos please visit www.aboyandhisblob.com.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and other leading systems. Franchise highlights include Cooking Mama™, Cake Mania® and Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum. The company’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online atwww.majescoentertainment.com.