Microsoft added five new titles to its Backwards Compatibility list this past Friday, including Arkanoid Live and de Blob 2. I mean, I'm sure there are some fans out there clamoring to be able to play those games again, right?
It's been a rough year for fans of Nintendo's console and handhelds as the Nintendo Wii is on its way out to make way for the WiiU and the Nintendo DS saw itself replaced by the 3DS - which wasn't quite the product most were hoping for. With that in mind if you REALLY have someone that wants a Wii for the holidays, that's about the only way we can recommend getting one at this point for co-op gaming. Of course, this still a lot of Nintendo goodness to get!
In case you were looking for a way to fill up your entire XBox 360 hard drive with downloadable co-op content, Xbox Live Marketplace's summer deals have you covered. Mission packs for older games? Check. New Arcade releases? Check. There's only one caveat - some of these will expire soon, so don't twiddle your thumbsticks. Well...do twiddle your thumbsticks, but only after you've browsed the below list.
A few years ago developer Blue Tongue Entertainment had this brilliant idea. If everyone can please take a moment to open their minds to the color of the de Blob 2 world, we can go on one of the best cross-platform adventures imagined. Bring your kids, or whoever likes good, simple fun.
People don't typically think of the de Blob series has the pinnacle of high definition and home theater entertainment - after all - the first game was a low-def Wii only affair. But all that has changed with de Blob 2 which will hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well as the Nintendo Wii when it launches next week. Further, the game will actually support 3D visuals on the PS3 and 360 making it an unlikely candidate to show off your swanky new 3D HDTV.
Wow, what a week. It's only Tuesday and the gaming news has been full of zombies ascending, bullets storming, and maps, er...packing. Sometimes a little de Blob 2 humor is needed to bring some levity to our daily grind. In this new trailer, we see just how accomplished the Graydian Employment Program has become. Do you see that, Career Builder? Blue just walks in, pushes a button, and wham, he's an astronaut. Take that, NASA. De Blob 2 has a February 22nd release date. It is available on the Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, and will support two player local co-op.
While the first De Blob game offered 4 player co-op in a special mode on the Wii, the new title - aptly named De Blob 2 will offer a two player co-op campaign for families to enjoy together. The game has also expanded from a Wii only title to a multiplatform game with an Xbox 360 and PS3 version shipping as well when it launches on March 22nd. THQ describes the new co-op mode a bit like Super Mario Galaxy, your co-op partner takes the role of Pinky and helps De Blob paint the town with color as well as destroying enemies and collecting power ups.
We recently brought you news about de new two player mode in de Blob 2. While details are still out there on de exact nature of this co-op mode, developer Blue Tongue Entertainment has released a new trailer and a ginormous amount of new screens. You can check out de screens at CVG.com. De first de Blob was a Wii exclusive, but de sequel is coming to de PlayStation 3, de Xbox 360, de Nintendo DS, and de Nintendo 3DS. de Blob 2 is scheduled for a February 22, 2011 release. We have de new trailer right here, and while it doesn't have much in de way of gameplay, (none, in fact) de tone of de game is set nicely.
Earlier this year, we brought you the news that the upcoming sequel to de Blob would include a rudimentary two player co-op mode. Described as being similar to that of Super Mario Galaxy 2, the co-op allows a second player to control Pinky, who can only interact with the game in limited ways: slowing down enemies, disarming traps, that sort of thing. Obviously that's not ideal, but it means de Blob 2 might be a great game to play with younger kids.
De Blob was one of those Wii games that seemed intriguing, but I never did get around to playing it. It was fairly well received, especially for a third party game. A sequel has been announced, called De Blob: The Underground, and this time around, there's co-op! That alone would put this game firmly in the casual co-op gamer's wish list, save one small fact.