Limbo hitting PS3 July 19, PC August 2

[UPDATE] Playdead's dark side-scroller dated for Sony's console in two weeks, PC in early August.

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Playdead's award-winning side-scroller Limbo was awarded critical plaudits for its thoughtful puzzles and striking aesthetics when it was released a year ago this month only on Xbox Live. Now--as was expected--PlayStation 3 gamers will finally be able to try it out in just two weeks.

Limbo brings its black and white puzzles to the PS3 in two weeks.

Playdead cofounder Dino Patti wrote on the PlayStation Blog today that Limbo will arrive for the PS3 on July 19, with a European release date pegged for July 20. The game is expected in Japan and the rest of Asia "soon."

Additionally, Limbo's soundtrack will be made available to purchase through iTunes next Monday, July 11. A PC version of the game has been confirmed, but Playdead has yet to announce when it will arrive.

[UPDATE] According to Limbo's official website, the game will arrive on the PC through Steam on August 2 worldwide.

Limbo is a puzzle platformer that has players controlling a silhouette of a boy searching for his sister throughout various dreary chapters and dark environments. The game doesn't have loading screens once it is started and progresses through reaching various checkpoints.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of Limbo for the Xbox 360.

Discussion

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XxDaRkAnZeLxX
XxDaRkAnZeLxX

Limbo is great game. When it's on PS3 and PC, that's going to mean more people will know this game, more benefit to developers, more great games may come later on from Playdead. So take your fanboy battle outside.

djseebee
djseebee

2 days remaining .. i am gonna get it

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@jonnybutler11 and pixel junk monsters, racers 2nd lap and soon to be lifelike and anther one that I can't remember

jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

@shadowhunter0 yeah I did but I also forgot forza on xbox... also I know about pixel junk... There's shooter 1 and 2, Eden, racers, and some new one coming later this year. Not exactly more than xbox :p but quite alot. I was just too lazy to right it down even though it's more a franchise than a series.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

How much? $10? I am happy to see this game make it's way over to PSN.

blackace
blackace

Already have it on XBLA and I've already beat it. Game is too short and the ending was uneventful. Get it for the gameplay, graphical art and music. If they make another one, I hope it's twice as well. You can beat Limbo in under 90 mins.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@jonnybutler11 you forgot about modnation racers and you might have miss others to tired to remember right now also the pixaljunk series has more games in it than the 360 games that you listed

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

soaduk=xbot so just ignore his fanboy bias comments I hope there will be a demo for the game so I can try it out before I but it

FreakshowGamer
FreakshowGamer

When I first saw the headline for this article, I thought it meant the PlayStation 3's online services were going into "Limbo" as in they were getting shut down again xD

Vekit
Vekit

At last,i thought of buying JTAG xbox ,just to play this game now ,happily played on PC

ecoolen
ecoolen

Considered buying an Xbox for this. Problem solved :)

bandtnt
bandtnt

what a creepy game,I love that kind of atmosphere.

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

Nice to see this game going out to all platforms now, This game is fantastic! Everyone deserves to enjoy it! :)

Upat3am
Upat3am

Today Limbo tomorrow G3ars of War Muhahahahahahhaaha!!!! h3h3 anyways nic3 to s33 limbo coming to th3 psthr33.

AiGeeEn1
AiGeeEn1

SuicideSekt :: Let me rephrase what i said..but think of it as more of a message dedicated to you... I get a lot of amusement seeing people defend an inanimate object with companies that really don't read this stuff or really care since they are getting an incredible amount of money as a business. People seem to think that companies care about them. Lol @ system console wars.

Cloverz7
Cloverz7

You guys need to update the Limbo(PS3) page it still says release date TBA.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Micro$oft is annoying with these timed exclusives,their Xbox is becoming more obsolete with every year,and almost no exclusives are avalible so they try to keep it alive with this crap.

jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

@soaduk a few comments on what you posted... -although I enjoy gt5 just as much as any racing game, I understand it's not everyones cup of tea so I didn't include it to my already long list of good exclusives, so no need to hate on it. -I'm guessing you own an xbox 360 and therefore have not played infamous 2. You say it's bad. What are you basing your opinion on? Let me guess... Gamespots mediocre review? If so, let me tell you I couldn't care less because it's a great game and you should actually check it out some time. -yes... I do wonder why the witcher 2 will be released on Xbox... Either way, my money is on it being released on ps3 eventually, much like your precious limbo. Also, let me inform you that the witcher 2 has already been released on pc, and that therefore it won't be an xbox exclusive, so anyone who does want to play it that bad can GET IT ON PC PERHAPS? I mean who nowadays doesn't have a computer?

XeonForce
XeonForce

So much hate going around... take a chill pill guys. I had a feeling this was a timed exclusive, so I'm relieved to see it come to PC finally. No hating on MS or Sony is needed here, calm down peeps.

NaryuKick
NaryuKick

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BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

I'm not a fan of platformer games but I might take limbo out for a drive since the game is so dark and gritty it looks pretty cool...

HiramJ866
HiramJ866

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soaduk
soaduk

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jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

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jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

lol^ the psn list is longer than the actual xbox list

jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

@GhostHero333 good ps3 exclusive titles: -ratchet and clank future series -uncharted series -mgs4 -gow3 -infamous 1 and 2 -motorstorm series -demon's souls -heavy rain -MAG -socom -lbp 1 and 2 -killzone 2 and 3 -resistance series -warhawk -starhawk -the last guardian (that and starhawk are coming soon, can't wait.) notable psn exclusives: -fat princess -pixel junk series -whipeout hd -super stardust hd -echocrome 1 and 2 -dead nation -locorocco cocorecho -flower -flOw -"papo and yo" as well as "journey" which are coming soon and arguably will be the best yet. good xbox 360 exclusives: -allan wake -gears of war series -halo series, and you can say goodbye to that now that bungie is gone. notable xbox live arcade exclusives: -the dishwasher -limbo (ha, not anymore) -super meat boy (technically not considering it's also on steam) so... which has more GOOD exclusives? i know xbox has a sh*tton of bad exclusives and ps3 has quite a few as well. if there are any more, please tell me.

sbdoherty
sbdoherty

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el3m2tigre
el3m2tigre

@Ghosthero333 Hahaha yea, go ahead and list them. Let' see if the gaming community is even aware half of them even exist.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@buying1999 At least we only need to pay one charge for it, not a subscription in order to get it also.

HiramJ866
HiramJ866

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Kenshiro_Kenoh
Kenshiro_Kenoh

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advanracer
advanracer

SuicideSekt CONGRATULATIONS ! YOU JUST WON A REALITY CHECK from AigeeEn1. Love how you voted for yourself by the way. lmao. oh one more bit that you should know.... I own both a 360 and a PS3. So yeah I can afford to say what I say here.

HiramJ866
HiramJ866

[quote]raptures330 said PS Gamespot just cannot get enough of their "punny" titles.So Bethesda is Dishonored on all consoles and PS3 enters Limbo. What are these creative heads going to say when "Rage" comes out? I can hardly wait. [/quote] @ raptures330 I got one for you "Gamers "RAGE" out on how many bugs that are on RAGE." inspect a patch with in a few day.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

This game was awesome fun. Great atmosphere for a simple game like this. PS3 and PC fans should enjoy this, but myself, I finished its 3 hour campaign a year ago.

AiGeeEn1
AiGeeEn1

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ztg360
ztg360

this game was utterly terrible I have no idea why anyone can enjoy it I understand the recent love towards indie games (this is an indie game through and through) but just because it is free from big developers doesn't make it great had this been released from a big publisher people would of freaked due to the lack of content even if it had remained on arcade

GhostHero333
GhostHero333

Another leftover game for ps3 owners to stop drooling over and crying that they bought the wrong system. And I love how ps3 owners say they have more exclusives but yet they still want the xbox 360 exclusives. Ps3 can have hundreds more games but only 7 of those are good, where as 360 has at least 15 amazing titles that ps3 wishes they can get, but most likely will never have or will get when its not popular anymore.

raptures330
raptures330

Nice, this game deserves exposure and being multi-platform. PS Gamespot just cannot get enough of their "punny" titles. So Bethesda is Dishonored on all consoles and PS3 enters Limbo. What are these creative heads going to say when "Rage" comes out? I can hardly wait. ~.~

dipsetboy17
dipsetboy17

another timed exclusive right microsoft lol.

buying1999
buying1999

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SuicideSekt
SuicideSekt

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shaks101
shaks101

So Limbo>Outland or Outland>Limbo ? Guess we will find out!