AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Feb 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The revolution will be colorized as everyone's favorite ball of paint Blob returns to bring color and music back to your world in de Blob ® 2, from THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Blue Tongue ® Entertainment, in association with Syfy kids.
Now available for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo Wii ® and DS ® , de Blob 2 is an adventure as fraught with danger as it is irresistible charm. Lead Blob and his sassy robot sidekick Pinky in a sidesplitting journey to liberate the bustling metropolis Prisma City from Comrade Black, an evil dictator bent on removing color, music, creativity, tasty foods, and general overall happiness from the world.
" de Blob 2 absolutely oozes charm and atmosphere," said Danny Bilson, THQ's Executive Vice President of Core Games. "It's the rare kind of platformer that will challenge hardcore players to the end, yet is at the same time an incredibly accessible experience to share with friends. Blue Tongue has done it again."
Set immediately after the liberation of Chroma City in the original de Blob on the Nintendo Wii, de Blob 2 expands on its award-winning gameplay with dozens of new powerups, mind-bending platforming puzzles, and, of course, a rocking soundtrack. Making his high-definition and 3D debut on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Blob is back and ready to paint the town.
With the all new co-op multiplayer mode, recruit a friend to set off together on an action-packed adventure where your own creativity brings the world to life. de Blob 2 is a creative evolution driven by your imagination.
de Blob 2 is rated E10+ and is available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $39.99 on Wii, and $29.99 on DS.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, de Blob, Blue Tongue and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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