A couple of weeks ago, Square Enix announced that they officially shipped 100 million copies of Final Fantasy games around the world. As a congratulations, Sony decided to send them a little gift. That gift was a Chocobo cake.
The 100 million sales of Final Fantasy titles include sequels, ports, spin-offs, as well as the main series. Even though the developer has released a lot of Final Fantasy over the years, it's still a remarkable milestone to sell so many copies and have one of the most popular game series ever. The cake below is the same Sony sent to Sqaure Enix, and it reads: "Congratulations for the series surpassing 100 million units"
Of course, those interested in the release wanted to know a release date, but nothing was said when the game was announced for PSN and Steam. However, Dino Patti, CEO of Playdead, posted on the PlayStation Blog that the game will launch on PSN July 19th of this year. So in less than two weeks PlayStation 3 users can get their hands on Limbo, which will also be out for an entire year on July 21st. Until the release, here is some Limbo footage:
Every summer the PlayStation Network holds a sale to celebrate the season. The discounts are usually pretty fair, but this year PlayStation Plus subscribers get a little bonus.
All of the games available (listed below) will be 30% off for regular users. For regular users: Games that were originally $9.99 will be $6.99 with the discount. Games that were originally $14.99 will be $10.49 with the discount. For PlayStation Plus users: Games that were originally $9.99 will be $4.89. Games that were originally $14.99 will be $7.34.
Here is the full list of games that will be available:
-Back to the Future: The Game Full Series
-Chime Super Deluxe
-Dead Space Extraction
-Hard Corps: Uprising
-Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
-PixelJunk Shooter 2
-Tales from Space: About a Blob
The sale starts July 12th, 2011, and it will end July 19th, 2011.
Limbo, Playdead's once exclusive game to Xbox 360, has been praised for its art and puzzle-platformer style. Limbo has also recieved high ratings of 9/10 from both IGN and Game Informer as well as many other reviews. It's safe to say that the majority of players who tried Limbo approved of the unique gameplay.
Rumors began to spread when Sony Computer Entertainment Korea had a submission for Limbo to be classified by the Korean Ratings Board. Of course, these rumors focused on the PS3 system because of Sony's involvement. However, it has been confirmed that Limbo will be coming to PS3 as well as Steam. Playdead CEO Dino Patti told Edge, "Limbo is production for Steam and PSN, and is coming very soon. I cant elaborate more at this moment, but we will have more details soon." So, soon enough, anyone with a PS3, Xbox 360, or PC running Steam will be able to get their hands on Limbo. No details on a date have been mentioned, but the game will most likely be $15. Keep an eye out for when Limbo is available for download on your system.