Majesco Entertainment today announced the development of a boy and his blob for Wii, a new title based and expanding upon the 1989 NES title.

Developed by WayForward, the new title promises "groundbreaking" hand drawn painted animation technology and a cinematic feel.

"When a boy and his blob first appeared in 1989, it captured the imagination of gamers everywhere with its heart-warming storyline and unique gameplay," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco Entertainment. "Twenty years later, we are proud to bring an updated - yet still charming - re-imagining of this beloved title to a new generation of Wii players."

An evil emperor has seized the throne of Blobolonia, and the fate of its inhabitants lies in the hands of the blob and a young boy he encounters when he crash lands on Earth. Players take on the role of the boy and must work with their new blob friend to solve puzzles, defeat monsters, and escape danger on Earth and Blobolonia.

Players can feed the blob jelly beans, activating his special abilities to transform him into helpful tools. These include a ladder, trampoline, parachute, cannon, shield and many more. Players will have to progress through 40 side-scrolling levels on their way to the Emperor's Citadel.

A boy and his blob is scheduled for release on Wii later this year.