Two decades after A Boy and His Blob
released on NES, an update to the sidescroller classic is in the works for Wii, publisher Majesco has announced.
Valencia, California-based independent developer WayForward Technologies is taking the reins the new game, described in today's announcement with the trendy term "reimagining."
Since its founding in 1990, WayForward has had a particular focus on creating 2D games, and A Boy and His Blob
is being developed in a lush, seemingly hand-drawn style.
The studio previously gained a cult following with its 2002 Game Boy Advance platformer Shantae
and much wider recognition upon the release of 2007's acclaimed Contra 4
The original game was created by pioneering programmer and designer David Crane (Pitfall
), and was one of the last games of his development career. A more obscure Game Boy sequel was released in 1991.
In 2005, Majesco (which trades on NASDAQ as COOL) announced a more direct A Boy and His Blob
sequel for Nintendo DS, to be developed by Skyworks Interactive, but the project appeared to fizzle out.
WayForward's game is scheduled for release in late 2009.