Limbo ventures onto PlayStation Vita next week

Handheld reincarnation given date and price.

Acclaimed arty adventure Limbo will be available to download on PlayStation Vita next Wednesday, 6th June, developer Playdead has announced.

The new handheld version will cost £9.99/€12.99.

Playdead has been overseeing development of the port, although primary work was handed off to Middlesbrough-based studio Double Eleven.

Still, Playdead previously told Eurogamer that it had decided the Vita version would not add any touchscreen controls.

"We're not using any touch," Playdead boss Dino Patti explained. "We didn't feel it would suit Limbo at all. It would feel like a patch if we did it. And we really like the original experience. The Vita allows you to have the original experience.

"We would probably make another game if we were going to do that. Vita was a no-brainer because we could keep the same experience. It has all of these great features, but we didn't have to use them."

Dark in tone and monochromatic in colour, Limbo's clever puzzles and creepily atmospheric world earned the game heaps of critical acclaim upon its initial 2010 Xbox Live Arcade release. It has since launched on Mac, PC and PlayStation 3 and sold more than 2.5 million copies.

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