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Inversion UK release date confirmed

Inversion UK release date confirmed

PC version out after console version.

Gravity-bending shooter Inversion launches in the UK on 13th July, Namco Bandai has announced.

That's the release date for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version. The PC version launches later, on 27th July.

Inversion launched a few weeks ago in the US. Eurogamer's Christian Donlan awarded it 5/10 in our Inversion review, saying: "Your pulse may quicken occasionally, but your world is unlikely to turn upside down."

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Inversion Review

Inversion makes no attempts to hide what it is. It's as pure a product of video game maths as you're likely to get - and the maths, it has to be said, doesn't look too bad on paper. This is Gears of War + Half-Life 2: the cover shooting, art style and feel of the former, plus the gravity gun and playful physics of the latter.

The results? The results are generally pretty competent. It's no Gears of War, though, and it's definitely no Half-Life 2. That's often the way it goes with video game maths.

Let's look at the Gears of War stuff first. Inversion's a game about two no-nonsense street cops and their measured, fair-minded response to an alien invasion of the planet by a group of wacky menaces called the Lutadores.

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New Inversion release date announced, delay confirmed

New Inversion release date announced, delay confirmed

Saber Interactive to benefit from extra development time.

Gravity-bending shooter Inversion launches on 5th June in the US and 8th June in Europe, Namco Bandai has announced.

This latest delay (the game's third) means developer Saber Interactive has more time to make Inversion better, Namco Bandai said.

"The extra development time for Inversion affords the team the opportunity to create an enjoyable and engaging third-person shooter experience with a comprehensive multiplayer component, including extensive competitive and co-operative modes," read a statement.

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Namco announces Inversion delay

Namco announces Inversion delay

Gravity-bending shooter won't make February date.

Gravity-bending third person shooter Inversion won't make its planned 10th February release date, Namco Bandai has announced.

The publisher told GameSpot that the Saber Interactive-developed title now has a distinctly nebulous "some time in early 2012" window.

"This additional development time will allow the team to polish several key aspects of the game ensuring Inversion is of the highest quality," added a spokesperson.

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Dancing on the ceiling.

For a third-person cover shooter, Inversion has a lot of ideas, so it's strange that it doesn't initially make very much of an impact. See Saber Interactive's latest in action, and it seems to wash over you. Then you go home and look at your notes and realise a lot of its gimmicks actually sound pretty good.

UK Inversion release date tweaked

UK Inversion release date tweaked

Gravity-defying shooter by TimeShift dev.

Namco Bandai will release physics-bending first-person shooter Inversion on 10th February 2012 in the UK.

That's two days later than originally planned. The date is now a Friday, rather than a Wednesday, which makes sense.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 shooter has chunky alien enemies, meaty-looking weapons and a familiar looking cover-system. So far, so Gears of War.

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Inversion given UK release date

Inversion given UK release date

TimeShift dev's gravity gun romp.

Inversion, the next game from TimeShift maker Saber Interactive, will release on 8th February 2012.

Very specific for a game nearly a year away, Namco Bandai.

Inversion, crudely, is Gears of War with a gravity gun. There is co-op, there are biceps; there is cover and there are bayonet attachments with which to make a point.

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Gears of lawsuit.

We're sitting in a presentation room watching a third-person cover shooter play out on a big plasma TV. Two burly men roadie-run to cover and slam their backs against it, giving us a look at their assault rifles, which sport curved-blade bayonet attachments.

Namco Bandai announces Inversion

Namco Bandai announces Inversion

TimeShift devs twist gravity next year.

Namco Bandai has announced a new 360 and PS3 game: Inversion, a gravity-defying third-person shooter from TimeShift developer Saber Interactive, due to be released in 2010.

Messing with the Newtonian physics is the order of the day, with the player cast as a cop called Davis Russel searching for his missing son in a city turned upside down by an alien invasion.

The alien Lutadore (aren't those Mexican wrestlers?) have gravity weapons that have left areas of zero gravity around the city, or changed which way is up. Players will get a chance to use the gravity-manipulating weapons themselves, and there's Havok-powered destructible cover too.

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