de Blob 2 for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know

If you enjoy family-friendly platformers, then de Blob 2 may be one of those games that's on your radar. It's the sequel to the original 2008 platformer-puzzle game, de Blob, and it's well worth your while to check out.

However, let's be clear! de Blob 2 is not a brand new game, it originally came out in 2011 and has been brought over to newer consoles as time went on. Now the Nintendo Switch is being added to that list.

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Here's all you need to know to get started with de Blob 2, whether you've played the original game or not!

What consoles is it on?

We're covering the Nintendo Switch version of de Blob 2 here at iMore, but it's not a new release. In fact, it's been out for years, but it's a great game, and that's why it keeps getting released on new consoles. We'll probably continue to see this happen, at least until we get a sequel.

Anyway, you can get de Blob 2 on the following platforms:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Windows
  • PlayStation 3
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Xbox 360
  • Nintendo DS

Of course, you'll probably want to grab it for the Nintendo Switch, but hey, if you can find it on one of the older consoles in a game store, who knows! You can probably get it for cheap.

What is de Blob 2?

Oddly enough, the Nintendo DS version of the game differentiates itself from the rest. In fact, that particular version takes place between the original de Blob and the home console version of de Blob 2. The story in the home console versions of de Blob 2, including the Nintendo Switch, pick up where the DS version leaves off.

It's a bit weird, but if you want to get the full story behind the de Blob series, I'd recommend either getting the DS version as well or just reading about it on Wikipedia or some other guide site.

In short, the villain from the first game returns under a disguise and is determined to suck all color out of the metropolis and turn everyone into drones. It's up to Blob and other members of the Color Underground to restore vibrancy to the city.

Overall, de Blob 2 is a puzzle-platformer game that's friendly enough for the entire family.

What's the gameplay like?

Players take control of Blob, who's essentially an amorphous, well, blob, He's been given missions from his friends over at Color Underground, which involve various tasks like collecting enough color energy to activate the transform engine, defeating enemies and bosses, seizing landmarks of high importance, and even liberating citizens from enslavement.

Gameplay is similar to the original game, but with some changes that focus more on platforming. There are also new mechanics, such as the Gravity Wall, Blob's new dash attack that is powerful enough to break obstacles and kill enemies at the cost of significant paint points, and more. There are even inspiration points that you can use towards upgrades for Blob, like protective shields, and increased paint capacity.

Another thing that's different from the first game is the fact that boss battles are somewhat more challenging in the sequel. So when you engage them, you'll need to think of even more creative ways to take them out with paint.

In addition to having lives and continues to worry about, there are timers on each stage. You're only given a certain amount of time to finish each level, so you must be fast and skillful.

And we can't have a puzzle platformer without the puzzle aspect of it, right? The puzzles involve mixing colors and painting the environment, which end up opening areas that you wouldn't be able to reach otherwise. You start out with the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), but eventually, you'll mix those to get other colors, and repeat the cycle.

Can my friends play with me?

Yes! A new two-person mode in de Blob 2 allows another person to join you in your adventures. The second player takes the role of Pinky, who can shoot things down and assist Blob in overcoming tough challenges.

When can I play it and how much will it cost?

de Blob 2 is arriving on Nintendo Switch on Aug. 28, 2018 in both physical game card form and digital download on the eShop. It will cost $30.

What else do you want to know?

Have you played de Blob 2 on a different platform or are waiting for it to arrive on Switch? Let us know what you think or want to know in the comments below!

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Christine Chan

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed. When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.