The original de Blob developers are back with their own game studio and a shiny new title coming out on WiiWare in Q4 2008. Ronimo Games, founded by said de Blob creators in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is readying Swords & Soldiers for European and North American release. Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling RTS in which three different factions battle against each other in order to obtain the powers of the gods. While I'm not yet sure what type of gameplay to expect from the title's single player campaign or split-screen multiplayer, I'm definitely liking the animated style they've got going for them. Check out the first screens from Swords & Soldiers for yourself below.
Sharpen your weapons: "Swords & Soldiers" is coming! Ronimo Games announces their studio and the first competitive strategy game for Wii Ware: Swords & Soldiers. UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – August 15, 2008 – The developers of the original version of "de Blob" announce their new game studio Ronimo Games and their first title: Swords & Soldiers. Ronimo Games is founded by seven developers in Utrecht, the Netherlands. As students the team was responsible for the original pc game "de Blob". Being an innovative and fun game, "de Blob" became popular on the internet and was eventually picked up by THQ. The publisher bought the IP and will soon release the new version of "de Blob" for Nintendo Wii. Fabian Akker, one of the co-founders: "de Blob was the eye opener for us, that we can make cool games and function as a good team. The game definitely gave us the opportunity to start our own company". The team is developing a new game for Wii Ware: Swords & Soldiers. Swords & Soldiers is a sidescrolling real time strategy game, in which three distinct factions battle for the powers of the gods. The game will feature a single player campaign and a competitive splitscreen multiplayer mode as well as several other game modes. Three screenshots are included with this press release. Akker: "We always dreamed of designing an RTS and when Wii Ware came out we immediately figured that this was our chance." Swords & Soldiers will be the first competitive strategy game on Wii Ware and is scheduled for European, Australian and American release in Q4 2008. About Ronimo Games Ronimo games is a new developer, founded by the original creators of "de Blob" in October 2007. The team focusses on creating innovative games for a broad audience. The studio became a Nintendo licensed developer in spring 2008 and is currently working on their first Wii Ware title: Swords & Soldiers. For more information on Ronimo Games and its products visit www.ronimo-games.com. About "de Blob" "de Blob" started as a student game project for the city of Utrecht, in which the player rolls through the city as a giant alien paintball, painting the streets and buildings. THQ bought the IP and is currently working on a new version of the game for Nintendo Wii. For more information and a free download of the original "de Blob" visit binnenstad.hku.nl. For more information on the new THQ version of "de Blob" visit www.deblob.com.