Fez leaps onto Xbox 360 in 2010

Polytron confirms console version of anticipated multidimensional platformer set for next year.

Last year GameSpot nominated Braid and World of Goo as contenders for its Game of the Year awards. The games were developed by indie developers, and despite the smaller teams behind them, both were critical successes.

Aww, isn't he cute?

The next big indie hit is anyone's guess, but one developer will be throwing its "hat" into the ring soon. Polytron's highly anticipated platformer Fez has been given a rough release date of 2010 and a new platform on which to win fans. The date and confirmation that the title was coming to the Xbox Live Arcade were announced on the developer's blog, though details on the expected PC version were not forthcoming.

Fez is a platformer built entirely using Microsoft's XNA tools. It takes the form of a 2D platformer but adds a third dimension and the ability to rotate the gameworld around playable character Gomez. The game also has a unique retro 8-bit pixel art style, along with a suitably retro soundtrack.

Check out GameSpot's hands-on for more details, or watch the trailer below.

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ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

Hurry up with this game already lol

Jon47
Jon47

I guess the music is polarizing for people.. to me it fits the theme of the game, a well balanced mix of classic gaming with new technology. Maybe you had to grow up on the Apple IIGS and the Nintendo like I was but the music to me is meaningful, symbolic, and can be quite powerful. It worked in games like Mega Man II and the Goonies, it worked in games like Passage, I think it will work in Fez. Trust the developers.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Unfortunately the only aspect of these 'retro' type games I can't stand is midi music... unless the game truly is a retro game I have a hard time getting past it. I hated it on R-Type dimensions, I hated it on this preview too. There just isn't any reason to have 'bit' music anymore. Especially with sites like ocremix out there that can take old crappy music and remix it into something listenable.

Doonee63
Doonee63

Reminds me of what I saw of Echochrome

great_rulo
great_rulo

Looks nice, hope its not just another of those games that try to feed from the "old-school" hype like Braid.

psycho_spaceman
psycho_spaceman

hell yes! i love brand new old school-esque games.. can't wait

Trogeton
Trogeton

WHOA... I never seen something like this. Cool

A_Falling_Rock
A_Falling_Rock

@ thekey If you're going to bash a console like that, you should actually back yourself up. Otherwise you look really dumb for saying things like that. Besides I'd like to see this list of games that are in the 90% of games that suck on the 360. Back to the game, it looks very interesting. Braid was a very good game so I'll have to check into this one too when it comes out.

The_AI
The_AI

*fangirl scream* This game looks awesome. I love indie games.

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

The game looks real old school witht he boxy graphics...like original Duke Nukem style, but with a flash of 3D. It's hard to explain, but it has some charm to it that I can't shake.

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

i thought this was going to be a game about wilmer valderama...i was about to throw my laptop across the room if so.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

The trailer says 09 not 10...*shakes fist* Favorite part was the tassel on the fez =p. Game looks fun!

CamiKitten
CamiKitten

LoL he looks like Whyte from FFIV.

hasan34
hasan34

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parhar67
parhar67

@ thekey Its sucks huh? Wow I wish i could play all the game before they came out....i hate fanboys espcially fanboys like you....when i clicked your profile i thought i went to www.sony.com!! why not say something intelligent instead of going on 360 articles and post something redicoulous???

Adziboy
Adziboy

Wow, glad it's 'expected' coming to PC since I'm a PS3 owner. And this looks really good.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Looks interesting. I wonder if the person who named the character was thinking of the Mamushka dance in The Addams Family movie.

iveyeli
iveyeli

Woh! That makes my head spin... looks fun though...

shabulia
shabulia

Ok, I can't wait for this. I totally hope they keep the old school 8-bit music. I love it!!!

Wolfie600
Wolfie600

@Thekey You fail so much i wont even try to insult you in any possible way.

Sonic7777777
Sonic7777777

reminds me of paper mario. looks tight though

I_am_theOpus
I_am_theOpus

woops posted my tags as comments sorry guys. I'm an idiot. This game looks fun though hopefuly it will live up to the standards of Braid.

I_am_theOpus
I_am_theOpus

indie,fez,xbox 360,2010,braid,world of goo

mine20000
mine20000

@ thekey that 90% you are talking about are the games that are all cross platform for both PS3 and Xbox, the other 10% are freaking sweet, just as PS3's exclusives are, however, Nintendo's exclusive list blows both systems out of the water.

mine20000
mine20000

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waraga
waraga

hey the xbox 360 and ps3 are all wonderful consoles i own them both.Its just now that the ps3 have much better exclusives

-Pred-Alien-
-Pred-Alien-

The main character looks like a character from Cave Story = S

thekey
thekey

Xbox 360 sucks. And so does 90% of it's games.(this is deffinately one of them)

FlyingHombre
FlyingHombre

Damn that looks interesting lol, def. worth a playthrough.

BKbroilerXC
BKbroilerXC

jeez there is like 5 votes for and against each comment here. Game looks interesting... looks like it was confusing just to make the levels let alone play them ha.

MERCENARIES3
MERCENARIES3

i thought it was gonna have something to do with the guy from that 70's show

Raykuza
Raykuza

This looks awesome. Reminds me of echochrome mixed with LBP but for the NES.

tommyc555
tommyc555

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santeesioux
santeesioux

For some reason i thought this was a game about Fez Whatley from Ron and Fez.

Deinbeck
Deinbeck

God I miss when games were games

EdibleFood
EdibleFood

Uhm crush for the psp? Same game

Majali4
Majali4

wow lol little big planet rip off this game looks soo cr a p p y i know i aint buying this

cheeseman242424
cheeseman242424

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