Limbo headed for PS3, PC

Playdead confirms last year's standout Summer of Arcade platformer coming soon to Steam and PlayStation Network.

Yesterday, the Korean Game Rating Board all but confirmed that last year's Xbox Live Summer of Arcade standout Limbo would find its way to the PlayStation 3. Today, developer Playdead updated the game's website to confirm the news and also noted that the puzzling platformer would be released on Steam.

The PC and PS3 fate of the game is no longer in limbo. Ha!

Limbo put players in the shoes of a small child who must find his way through a black-and-white world filled with puzzles and dangerous, often deadly obstacles. The game won critical acclaim upon release, which was followed by a small avalanche of award nominations that yielded multiple Interactive Achievement Awards and a Game Developers Choice Award.

This is not the first time a Summer of Arcade hit's PS3 migration has been leaked by a foreign ratings board. The German rating body Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK) leaked word of Braid's PS3 port in August of 2009. The time-manipulating 2D platformer launched on Sony's downloadable service three months later.

For more on Limbo and how Playdead approached the game's puzzles, check out GameSpot's coverage of lead gameplay designer Jeppe Carlsen's presentation at the 2011 Game Developers Conference 2011.

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42 comments
Accuracy158
Accuracy158

The price was a little steeper than I wanted on XBL but I'm sure Steam will fix this for me :)

blackace
blackace

I gave Limbo an 8 score. I understand that the game is a mystery that you need to solve, but even after you to get the end, you don't get any answers. You literally have to make up the story yourself as you go along. I would have liked for the devs to tell us what they thought the story was once I beat the game. If they decide to may a sequel, I hope they are more clear on the story and will make the game at least twice as long. Still worth a purchase. Time to get Torchlight now for $10 on XBL.

RAMDAS_666
RAMDAS_666

ok now how about Alan Wake and Gears of War

playforfun90
playforfun90

Maybe many of u will not like this game cos its unique and requires more and more thinking but its problem is the story,it isn't clear,in my opinion it deserves 9.5/10.

Ovirew
Ovirew

I played the demo and wasn't really impressed. I guess it's one of those games that you either think is cool and artsy or more of the same. A little surprised that PS3 owners don't even have it yet though.

Upat3am
Upat3am

Yayyyyy. I was hoping not to have to buy a Xbox360 to play this. @Blackace thanks for the update I was wondering if it was a short game and the how expensive it would be.

shaunn191
shaunn191

Sweet, I was always jealous of the Xbox having this exclusive.

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

YES YES YES! What fantastic news, I love the look of this game.

blackace
blackace

Already played and beat it on the XBox 360. No reason to get it for the PS3 or PC at this point. It's good that other gamers will get to play it though. The game was a bit too short for me. At $15, I was hoping it would be at least twice as long as it was. I didn't care for the ending much either. Very lacklustered. The graphics, gameplay and puzzles were topnotch though. That's the main reason to get it.

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

This is a definite buy on PC for me. I'd get it on PS3, but when I have a chance to play a game on PC I take it.

Marasca2
Marasca2

Pretty cool, always wanted to play this.

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

very happy about this, i've really gotten into these types of games over the past couple of years.

guildclaws
guildclaws

To anyone who want to know when this game is gonna be released on PC and PS3, It's gonna be released in July! :D

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

It's about time! I love these types of games

snake3107
snake3107

woohoo!! ps3 and pc!! :) wanted to play this game some times ago but i didnt own a 360.

Domnu_x
Domnu_x

now this is great news! i really like this kind of games

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

looks fine to me, glad they ported it to PC. :)

SoYoung24
SoYoung24

Braid and limbo never interest me and I have a 360 also, so not a big deal. They are not many XBLA and psn games that I realy like. Too many puzzle game and when its a 2d side scroller, they include puzzle things into it and i hate it.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Such a great game! It is amazing how there really isn't any music, but it soaks you into the atmosphere at a brilliant level, almost unmatched. One of my favorite downloadable games, I just wish it were a bit longer!

hulk2646
hulk2646

omg ,after braid i only wanted play limbo and now i can

Ford_Cruller
Ford_Cruller

Good news. Nice that PS3 users will get to experience this great game.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

At least the PC and PS3 users will get to experience a awesome game.

Pickleking23
Pickleking23

Finally. Was just about to buy it on 360 but now I'll wait for PS3.

nastyhotpocket
nastyhotpocket

i paid that $3.50 and i hate braid they could atleast used the dual shock function what a boring pile of sht...my advice stick to what you like

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

Hopefully the pricing is not as high as braid

mtait01
mtait01

one of my goty's last year

GrizzledBoar
GrizzledBoar

Coolio, hopefully there will be an introductory sale.

Naylord
Naylord

Dezuria, my PC is sooooooo old that it can't even run SMB. The only thing I do on my PC is download movies... which I can't run since my PC is too slow to even play video, so I just transfer it over to my ps3 via an external hard drive. I also do web browsing obviously, but since gamespot has in the past few years added a lot of javascript and stuff to their site its now really laggy.

Dezuria
Dezuria

Naylord, you can still get SMB on your PC.

Naylord
Naylord

Cannot wait to buy this the day it comes out! The only thing I wanted more than this was Super Meat Boy. I would literally pay triple the price that it costs on Xbox if super meat boy came out on ps3.

Deity_Dude
Deity_Dude

Sweet! I was hoping this game would be ported soon!

kris9031998
kris9031998

This is how it would work: Mod Support ---> $$$ Too bad there isnt any.....yet

Rocker6
Rocker6

Glad its coming to PC,sounds like an awesome little game.