Inversion delayed to June 5

Saber Interactive's third-person shooter now arriving for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this summer; The Inversion Project iOS and Android game due later in the year.

Saber Interactive's new shooter Inversion is not going to make its previously scheduled "early 2012" release. Publisher Namco Bandai today announced that the third-person shooter will ship for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in North America on June 5, with a European bow to follow on June 8.

Inversion is flip-flopping on its release date.

On top of announcing the game's release date, Namco Bandai also today announced The Inversion Project for iOS and Android devices. Serving as an introduction to Inversion, The Inversion Project is a third-person, cover-based shooter. Like its console cousin, the game also puts gravitational powers in a gamer's hands.

This is not the first time Inversion has been delayed. The game was originally set to launch in 2010, but it was later moved to February 7, 2012. It missed that launch window, with Namco Bandai saying it needed additional time to polish "several aspects of the title."

Explaining today's Inversion delay, Namco Bandai said the extra time will allow Saber Interactive to "create an enjoyable and engaging third-person shooter experience."

Inversion tells the story of a near-future human race that has been overrun by an invading enemy known as the Lutadore. The invaders bring with them plenty of hostility, as well as the gravity-altering technology that allows for the game's biggest selling point. These weapons' effects are complicated by a rift in the fundamental physical force that ties objects together, causing various parts of the city to become zero-gravity hot zones.

For more on Inversion, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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gjozefi
gjozefi

June 5th's ma birfday!

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

Still looking 4ward to it. If it's to polish it up, I have no problems w/ that.

Mikey2K10
Mikey2K10

Looks pretty decent... Music and part of the concept clearly inspired by Inception...

whitejackel
whitejackel

im still looking forward to the game i just hope the delays are for good reason not for anything bad. i would really like to play this game i like sci fi 3rd person games so keep workin hard guys just dont push it till next year is all i ask :)

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Saber Interactive? I like their previous work on TimeShift, I hope this game turn out to be good :)

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

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Draco416
Draco416

Too many delays in games nowadays, I have already lost all interest in this game.

Raxyman
Raxyman

@vikebone My point exactly, you can't play online with a brother/friend sitting right next to you... And people thumbed me down why? Because no game can afford to split the screen in two? I really don't get these people... Not everyone have friends exclusively on the internet, some people still like knowing the person face to face. Geez.

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

Geez, just cancel the damn thing already.

vikebone
vikebone

@Raxyman I wish that more games these days included split screen coop. Now so many games opt for online only coop instead. I still have a lot of fun with my brother sitting next to me playing splitscreen.

strayfies
strayfies

Cool story bro. But we need a new shooter like we need a second nose.

Raxyman
Raxyman

I'm only interested in this game bacause of split-screen coop.

surppo
surppo

i was wondering wat happened to this game. i hope they get it right, i mean a two year delay and if it still sucks they'll never get another chance.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I'll judge this game after I play it and I have it pre-ordered as well.

catsimboy
catsimboy

That's exactly what I thought when I saw this game Chris33183, it looks like just like Fracture, both games relying on a unique gameplay mechanic to try to get people interested in them. It also reminds me of Timeshift *looks at Timeshift info page* oh that was also developed by Saber Interactive, makes sense.

redmario217
redmario217

June 5? That will be the day before E3 '12.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

This game will be lucky if it sells 5 copies.

UnRelentingAlly
UnRelentingAlly

This game will seem more interesting to me when I find it in the bargain bin :\

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

I'm sorry...I really have to ask this and my apologize to those who do. But....who the hell cares?

chris33183
chris33183

I fear this game may end up being another Fracture

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

game looks cool but the delay might mean that they have problems with the final product so who knows if it is an actual good game in the end