Limbo rated for PS3

Korean ratings board suggests monochromatic Summer of Arcade platformer making the jump to Sony's console.

Last year's Xbox Live Summer of Arcade standout Limbo might be headed for a new destination, as Game Set Watch has spotted a Korean Game Rating Board listing for Danish developer Playdead's debut downloadable game on the PlayStation 3.

Chances are the grass is no greener on the other platform.

A 2D platformer, 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 would not be 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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86 comments
Upat3am
Upat3am

Omg Sony is taking games away grrrr. LOLY. Yayyyyyy for limbo.

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

@Sigil-otaku: the ps3 and 360 are so much alike in terms of software library that choosing a favorite really comes down to which console just feels the best to you. personally, i'll always buy my multiplats on the 360 because i just enjoy the system more. it's a personal preference. i have a ps3 as well, but i only use it to play blurays and the occasional exclusive that interests me (and not all of them do). as far as xbla games going to the other platform is concerned, it only makes sense. you have to understand that a lot of these developers are small, independent studios who simply want as many gamers as possible to experience their work. if not for the support that a lot of these titles get on xbla, they likely would never release on the psn. such is the case with braid, castle crashers, and now limbo. you pointed out some great titles that will never make it to the ps3, like lost odyssey, the original dead rising, alan wake, and tales of vesperia, but there's also gears, halo, forza, the left 4 dead series, fable, sc: conviction, and the oddball xbla gems that keep me coming back to the 360. bottom line is, who cares if former exclusives make their way to the psn a YEAR later? they'll still be paying full price for it when i bought them all on sale, and have already played them numerous times and moved on to other things (like trenched).

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

You can't expect games to remain on one platform if the developer owns the rights to the Ip when there's more potential profit they haven't exploited. You wait and see "Gears Of War IV" won't only be on the Microsoft console, Epic owns the rights and it concludes the trilogy. A lot of exclusives have gone multi platform on both sides over the years, Bioshock, Mass Effect, Dead Rising, GTA, Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider..etc... both have lost high profile titles, it's business. I think it's worth mentioning you can use a 360 controller on PC and PS3, the latter of which via an XCM battle cross adapter.

BURGERgio
BURGERgio

I'm mad now, Sony already took Bishock, Dead rising, and now Limbo. I hate Sony!

mtait01
mtait01

played this on xbla and it is one of the best downloadable games i have ever played

benleslie5
benleslie5

Awesome been wanting to play this for a while

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@OverlordEX Because otherwise you may as well pay for the opposing console that can offer you more games. It's more about games you like than the number but in the end the more the better as you buy a console to play games surely. I like the 360, as said, namely because I think it has the best controller by some way, I like the games and it's generally got the best ports but I'm just disappointed on the recent (only recent) exclusive count.

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

Yep it's true. Playstation just confirmed it via Facebook.

Halloll
Halloll

hope it don't come out soon, I still got ton of games to finish

GonnaDie4TheGov
GonnaDie4TheGov

Game was pretty fun but I got it while it was on sale and I still felt like $10 was a rip-off for such a short game with little replay value. And I never quite understood why it got so many awards and acclaim over Super Meat Boy which I think is the best downloadable arcade game to date on the market.

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

Great game, but I won't be rebuying it. I rebought Castle Crashers but I completed Limbo twice and don't see a reason to ever do it again.

YouVandal3
YouVandal3

aboot time. though i have it for xbox already, ill probly get it for ps3 as well :p

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Sigil-otaku I'd be careful talking like that on here.. I mean you speak sense, but there's a lot of people that will somehow take 'offense' to truth. Hence the 4 thumbs down at the time of writing this :P Too many fanboys!

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

I remember feeling totally ripped off by the 15$ price tag for a three hours long game. Sure, the begining was interesting, but as soon as you exit the woods, the game turns pretty uninteresting.

mike468
mike468

Great game, but was over priced IMO. Little - no replay value, but great atmosphere and tension. Better than the first time you played Resident Evil.

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

Nice to see this game going over to PS3 so they can play Limbo! Its a fantastic game when it came out a few months ago! Always good to share the love! :)

deadman578
deadman578

please! This was the one Xbox Live game I wanted, looks so good!

Gundamdesign
Gundamdesign

This game is really cool, I wanted to play it ever since I saw it the first time, the looks the gameplay it's just awesome! Now just wonder when and how much it will be

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

How about the xbox getting wipeout HD?

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Glad it's coming to PS3. Why are some 360 only owners mad about this? Making these downloadable games multiplatform, gives them more sale. More sales = more income for the developers to make more great games. It makes sense, especially for the smaller developers out there. It's a win for everyone.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

We all saw it coming after it doing so well on the Microsoft console and Little Big Planet proving there's clearly a market for platform games on the PS3. On a side note, exclusives (software, peripherals, games..etc..) differentiate one system from another. The Wii sold so well because of it's exclusive controller. The PS2 sold so well because of its exclusive games line-up. Sales prove that they make or break a system. If every system offered the same how could Sony,Microsoft or Nintendo ensure you opt for their product over their rivals?

OverlordEX
OverlordEX

@Sigil-otaku: I have to admit, that's a very well written comment, but why is it that a console needs a lot of exclusives to be good?

steelmouth
steelmouth

please no,ms got plenty cash why cant they just buy out some o this small developers and IP's

Wakasenshi
Wakasenshi

really hope this game does come out on PSN

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

Moaning about losing exclusives? we have the game anyway its not like you can only pick one system and only play that forever. I will just enjoy the fanboy war since you guys would argue red vs blue if you had too.

berebd
berebd

i dont really care for exclusive games.. and i dont see the point of being a fanboy of either systems relevent... you play what you like.. Great that they are expanding to a other console, why stick with one when 2 = more money... Im glad that they are making less platfomr exclusive games, gives me the chance to actually play nice games without going out to buy a ps3, or a xbox...

Izak80
Izak80

I'll defintely get this.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

As an owner of all systems all I can say is MS has really dropped the ball. Each month there's just another game that used to be exclusive moving elsewhere and whether it's first party (like Fable 3 to PC and Mass effect to PS3) or just arcade titles like Limbo and Castle Crashers. I have a 360 and used to be a fanboy of it but now I don't see the point as it doesn't offer me enough exclusive games to be a great console. I love Halo but that's about it (franchise wise, alan wake, lost odyssey and tales of vesperia etc. are still awesome). I mean why buy a console when another can offer you more games and do it with a free online? If this happens I won't even see the point in buying twisted shadow planet as it'll be on PS3 next year and if it's like castle crashers it'll have more content. I really like the 360, it's just lacking in exclusives at the moment and MS doesn't realise timed exclusives mean nothing to gamers.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

This was one game which always made be rather jealous of XBL.. Now however it seems that it was just another 'timed' exclusive. Love it, will be picking this up for sure when it hits PSN.

TonnFool23
TonnFool23

WIll this also be out for the PC?

erik2005
erik2005

This game is insane!Can't wait for it!

boarwar
boarwar

i was hoping for holographic gaming by now...dont get me wrong 2d platformers are entertaining...but its 2011. Cant wait for the 2020 release of another 2d platformer in 8bit style (graphics arent everything, just saying its time to start thinking in 3 dimensions, maybe 4)

zidan4000
zidan4000

@Naylord super meat boy won't be coming for PS3 at all , i remember reading a story that the developers of the game offered it for release on PSN but the sony officials didn't agree for it to be released for unknown reasons , yet they agree on some mediocre worthless games to be released.

stalin_ksa
stalin_ksa

Is this a game about Rush Limbo?

imsosickofyou
imsosickofyou

This is a disgrace developers develop games then launch them on Xbox first then after a year they release the same damn thing on ps3 saying "we are going to release the next one on both consoles" Wtf?? plus no extra content or development for ps3...These games and developers should be called biased Platform instead of multiplatform......

Naylord
Naylord

I'd buy this day of release. Now bring on Super Meat Boy please!

djwood84
djwood84

Sweeeeeeeeet! I played the demo on my friends Xbox and it was awesome! Can't wait for this one!

Krusher26
Krusher26

Now if the PS3 could just get Super Meat Boy and Shadow Complex, it would truly stand toe-to-toe with the best downloadable titles on X360. I like both systems, but the PS3 has the better disc-based exclusives. Releasing titles like Limbo help give cred to its downloadables....

Ballen04
Ballen04

@Night_thegamer Little Big Planet is a completely different game, although one must wonder why no one ever thought to replicate Limbo as a level on LBP.

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

Cool, always good to see a game you missed out on coming to your console. Braid was a treat, and Limbo looks neat. I just wish Super Meat Boy could make the jump, too. Unfortunate that it can't...