Independent California developer WayForward, the team behind Contra 4 for the DS, is reviving classic NES title A Boy and His Blob for the Wii.
Described as a “reimagining” in the press release, screenshots show a colorful 2D world with the titular boy and blob looking straight out of a children’s storybook. The original 1989 NES game A Boy and his Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia was designed by Pitfall creator David Crane and featured unique gameplay revolving around the blob’s jelly-bean-powered shape-changing abilities. A Game Boy follow-up, The Rescue of Princess Blobette, was released in 1990, but nothing has been heard from the series in almost 20 years.
In addition to Contra 4, WayForward has developed many licensed DS games in the last few years including Justice League Heroes: The Flash, Disney’s American Dragon: Jake Long and Rescue Heroes. The company also announced they’re working on an original WiiWare horror-puzzle game titled Lit.
The game will be published by Majesco.