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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (33)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.


Digital FoundryHow Death Stranding PC delivers on Kojima Productions' original vision

Initially designed to run at 60fps - and now capable of much more.

Microsoft Flight Simulator launches August 2020 on PC

UPDATE: Premium edition Heathrow better than standard Heathrow, MS clarifies.

Blizzard explains what's going on with controller support in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

"Our focus was not to try and make WoW feel like a console game."

You may also enjoy...

Comments (33)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments