We love a bit of Limbo here at Dealspwn Towers, and Playdead have announced that they'll be bringing their indie gem (with a bit of help from Double Eleven) to the delicious OLED screen of the Playstation Vita.
It'll launch in Europe on June 6th, next Wednesday, priced at €12.99/£9.99. You can get our thoughts on the game in our Limbo review.
Once again Steam are asking for under £2 for Limbo with their latest daily deal. As it stands, there is a saving of over a fiver with this offer compared to the next cheapest retailer.
The stylised platformer had the gaming world in awe when it was released, and at this price it is almost rude not to give it a go if you haven’t already. Minimal in its presentation, and thought provoking in its content, Matt gave it a 10 in his review. For the price of a pint, you can find out why for yourself. Thanks to McGreenwood @ HUKD!
Limbo proved to be a massive commercial and critical success when it launched in 2010 as an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive, taking a full year to reach the PC and PS3. However, things could have been very different indeed. According to a new report, Playdead's monochromatic platformer could have actually launched as a PS3 exclusive, but the deal fell through because Sony demanded the rights to the IP.Click here to read more...
The Danish Film Institute has outed a "spiritual sequel" to downloadable indie hit Limbo after Playdead applied for a development grant. Known as 'Project 2' (obviously a working title), this upcoming 2.5D platformer "tells the story of a boy's struggle against evil forces trying to take over the world through questionable experiments on human bodies." And it's, erm, "in colour." That's all we really know thus far, but it appears that Playdead are targeting PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360 as launch platforms.
Enjoy the moody concept art above. [via Kotaku]
This isn’t one of Steam’s featured deals today, and if we’re honest we’ve seen the price at lower points in the past, but the current reduction makes it the cheapest price available for the PC version. Over £4 separates it from the next best deal.
The stylised platformer had the gaming world in awe when it was released, and at this price it is almost rude not to give it a go if you haven’t already. Minimal in its presentation, and thought provoking in its content, Matt gave it a 10 in his review. For the price of a pint, you can find out why for yourself.
To say that Limbo impressed us would be an understatement. We awarded Playdead's bleak platformer with a rare 10/10 score when it released last year on XBLA... but like a number of downloadable Xbox 360 exclusives, it's possible that Limbo is planning to make the jump to PS3. It's been submitted to the Korean Ratings Board by Sony Computer Entertainment, which could well be the first step on the road to PSN. [GameSetWatch]
Playdead originally decided to market Limbo as an exclusive in order to guarantee a place in Microsoft's lucrative annual Summer Of Arcade promotion, but like Castle Crashers and Braid, it's easy for a downloadable title to expand to other platforms once a year is up. We'll keep an eye on the situation, PS3 owners - and keep you posted.
UPDATE: Playdead has confirmed that Limbo will indeed be hitting the Playstation, as well as Steam, "very soon." We'll let you know as soon they confirm a date.
Platforms: X360 (XBLA)
I hate spiders. I hate the way they look, the way they move, the sinister array of eyes (I mean what kind of creature really needs all of those eyes?!) and I'm being chased by one. I, the 6ft 3 guy who visibly winced and hid behind popcorn when Sean Astin took on Shelob a few years back, am being followed by a giant shadowy arachnid that has thrice already impaled me with its leg and shaken me around until my limbs start falling off. All the while, in the background, the dull chill of strings and synth acknowledges my imminent doom. But no! I have learned from my past mistakes and this time I don't fall, or drown or give myself over to gnashing teeth and eight-legged hunger, and I allow myself a sigh of relief.
Welcome to Limbo, probably one of the finest games to have graced the Xbox LIVE Marketplace since its inception and no, I'm not exaggerating. Too many games try to cram everything in, too many try to do too much; not this one, and it's all the better because of it. There's a purity to the experience of playing Limbo that comes across because there's absolutely no fluff or fat.