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A Boy and his Blob [Wii] - 2D platformer by WayForword

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Remember the old NES - game?

Nintendo Power announced this in their April preview (it's retail):

- A Boy and His Blob is getting a remake on Wii a la Klonoa, but to much greater extent. All the visuals are 2D, almost like a simpler, more cartoony Muramasa. The game is, needless to say, very pretty. It's being developed by WayForward, who just put out LIT on WiiWare.
Artwork:



Blurry preview. ^^

*click me*


source:
www.nintendopower.com
 

botticus

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Just saw that when I went to look at Excitebots. I always wanted to play the NES game, never got around to renting it.
 

cw_sasuke

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I recently got a job at a developer and they have a team making a Wii game coming out in 2009 that I think looks great. They test the game where I can watch it and it's very hard for me to get stuff done when that happens because I just want to watch them play it. Unfortunately it hasn't been announced yet so I can't give you any details right now but it should (hopefully) be announced soon

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=14901747&postcount=349
Can`t wait for it.
 

Taxman

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Just judging by what I've seen and the excitement the team has about this game, I think people are going to really like it. I never played the old game so I can't say if it feels like the original, but it sure does look like fun.
Eteric Rice said:
So will this be retail, or WiiWare?
retail
 

Zek

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wooo

Pretty sure the original was not a good game at all but I have nostalgia hype for this nonetheless.
 
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Taxman said:
Just judging by what I've seen and the excitement the team has about this game, I think people are going to really like it. I never played the old game so I can't say if it feels like the original, but it sure does look like fun.

retail
You work at WayForward? Nice, what do you do? I worked there for a couple of summers, so I know a ton of the people there. =)
 

JasonMCG

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Eteric Rice said:
STAR TROPICS NEXT!

PLEASE OMG.
Fuck yeah! I always thought Star Tropics would be awesome as a Nintendo-y, light-hearted answer to third-person games like Uncharted and Gears. But hey, that's just me.
 

Taxman

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RocketDarkness said:
You work at WayForward? Nice, what do you do? I worked there for a couple of summers, so I know a ton of the people there. =)
I'm a programmer. Everybody here is so awesomely nice. It's great.
 

Ixzion

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JasonMCG said:
Fuck yeah! I always thought Star Tropics would be awesome as a Nintendo-y, light-hearted answer to third-person games like Uncharted and Gears. But hey, that's just me.
Quoted for MF truth!

Give us new Star Tropics!
 

Azure J

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It does my heart good to hear more about this game now. I can't wait. It also warms my heart to see so many StarTropics fans & vets here. In regards to a new on though, as long as the main weapon is a psychically powered yo-yo again, everything else is will fall into place. Honest to God, the first thing I thought of when I first saw the Wii was how a StarTropics using the system and controller would be fucking ace. :lol
 
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Taxman said:
I'm a programmer. Everybody here is so awesomely nice. It's great.
Awesome. Loso's one of my best buds, I'll have to swing by and meet you some time. I think I still have my security card from two years ago, eheheh...
 

Fantastical

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Taxman said:
Just judging by what I've seen and the excitement the team has about this game, I think people are going to really like it. I never played the old game so I can't say if it feels like the original, but it sure does look like fun.

retail
Was this the game you mentioned the other day?
 

WordAssassin

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Oh man, I love Way Forward. I think Matt Bozon was one of the first people I ever let look at my artwork, and he gave me incredibly helpful tips that really shaped the way I draw even to this day. IIRC he went to CalARTS, the school I've applied to this year. I hope they get a chance to finally make that Shantae sequel someday. <3 <3
 

HylianTom

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Just posting to indicate my pleasure at this blobby announcement, as weird and difficult as the first game was.

And yes, love love love StarTropics. I'm imagining a modernization of its soundtrack.. magnificent..
 

Taxman

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Teknoman said:
Psst...Contra V on consoles.

<_<

>_>
I'll get right on that once I beat Contra 4.
I can't even beat the first level. On easy.
Fantastical said:
Was this the game you mentioned the other day?
Indeed it was.
Cow Mengde said:
*bows to Taxman*
:D I was actually surprised that you were the only one to post skeptical comments. I expected a lot more doubt from people.
 

Cow Mengde

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Taxman said:
:D I was actually surprised that you were the only one to post skeptical comments. I expected a lot more doubt from people.
I'm the skeptical guy, and I also like to keep my expectations low. The lowered the expectations, the bigger the surprise.

Needless to say, this is a VERY BIG surprise! :D
 

ratcliffja

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WayForward? +1
Music to my ears, my friend. I'm glad to see people as excited about the project as I am. It was the first new project I heard about after starting here at WF, and it's one game about which I was very sad upon hearing of its previous cancellation. Now it's not only coming out, but my company is producing it. I can't really say anything about it, though... not due to NDA, but because I haven't even seen anything other than some humorous drawings in the break room.

Edit: Taxman is my roommate. So if you want to hear all about the latest rumblings on him, his future plans, and a list of his allergies, just let me know.