THQ have announced the development of a multi-platform sequel to last years colourful puzzler de Blob.

The sequel, titled de Blob 2: Underground, will make its way to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and DS late next year and will feature new moves, more friends, free-form painting activities and 3D support.

"We are thrilled to expand the world of de Blob into high definition and 3D gaming with an entertaining and immersive experience that brings back the adventures of the fun-loving, free-spirited hero," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "In addition to the release of de Blob 2: The Underground, THQ will extend the reach of its most colorful owned intellectual property with an upcoming Syfy partnership and de Blob-branded consumer products."