Monochromatic puzzle-platformer LIMBO is coming to iOS on July 3 for $4.99

Monochromatic puzzle-platformer LIMBO is coming to iOS on July 3 for $4.99

LIMBO, the visually stunning monochromatic 2D puzzle-platformer that casts the player as an unnamed boy desperately searching for his sister in a rather dangerous world, is coming to iOS on July 3.

The creative title from independent video game studio Playdead will be playable on the iPad 2 and higher, as well as the iPad Mini, latest generation iPod Touch, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

LIMBO has already sold over 3 million copies on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Steam and Mac App Store. It launched earlier this month on the PlayStation Vita – it was also cross-buy compatible with the PlayStation 3 – but the iOS version marks the first time it will be released with full touchscreen controls.

“We have worked very hard to bring LIMBO to as many devices as possible,” the company said. “Rethinking the controls and performing extensive optimizations to ensure an amazing touch-based experience.”

LIMBO won a number of awards for its sombre visual style, which combines film grain effects and unusual lighting with minimal ambient sounds. There was a heavy emphasis on mechanical puzzles, as well as avoiding deadly bear traps, giant spiders and other environmental hazards capable of dismembering the boy.

It will launch in the App Store next week for $4.99, which is a little steep by mobile standards but an absolute steal given the polish and quality of the game. If you haven’t heard of the game before, we recommend this neat little trailer from E3 2013, courtesy of Sony:

Hat-tip: Polygon
Image Credit: Playdead

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