Despite going through a rough time, publisher Majesco Entertainment has announced a new entry in the “A Boy and his Blob” series for all current-generation consoles and maybe even the PC. The news is a bit of a surprise after the ailing publisher decided to focus on mobile games rather than console games.
So far no details have been revealed about the game, though given Majesco’s focus on digital and mobile games, it’s likely that the new “A Boy and his Blob” title will be downloadable only. The game will reportedly launch on one of the company’s fiscal years, which runs from Nov. 1 to Oct. 31, Polygon reported.
The last game in the “A Boy and his Blob” series came out for the Nintendo Wii back in 2009. It was a reimagining of “A Boy and his Blob: Trouble on Blobonia” from 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Both titles had the boy feeding his blob various things in order to transform into various shapes and solve a number of difficult puzzles. It’s currently unknown if the new game will be a sequel to the Wii version.
Majesco has been going through a rough patch lately, appointing a new CEO and shifting to the aforementioned focus on digital titles. According to Push Square, there are only five employees currently contracted to Majesco. This is a big drop, as Majesco had 16 employees in January. The company’s decline also resulted in the console versions of indie game “Gone Home” getting canceled.
The struggling publisher’s decision to focus on mobile games is apparently due to the decline of retail gaming and the rise of mobile gaming in recent years. Other popular publishers like Square Enix and Konami made similar announcements, as both companies will also focus on mobile gaming.
A release date for the new “A Boy and his Blob” game hasn’t been announced yet, though fans can probably expect a statement sooner or later. The company is also working on a new game called “Glue.”