Playdead's critically acclaimed black and white platform puzzler Limbo hit the App Store this morning. Originally released for the Xbox 360 in 2010, Limbo is a 2D sidescroller that asks gamers to help a nameless boy navigate a number of dangerous obstacles in search of his sister.
Our sister site TouchArcade played the game last week and noted that the iOS version of Limbo incorporates the same award winning gameplay that made it a hit in 2010 along with intuitive touch controls.
Limbo made a lot of waves back when it first hit Xbox Live Arcade in … wow, 2010? Yep, it hit in 2010. Anyway, folks loved its iconic look, dreamlike scenarios, and downright devious puzzle design, which often forced you to suss out a solution by dying. Thinking back, it was kinda a mean game but I loved it.
Now, Limbo is coming to iPhone and iPad, and we're pretty stoked to report that all the things that made Limbo the celebrated game it is today are all present. The only tweak we've noticed so far, actually, are the controls. On touch devices, you swipe and drag on the screen to jump, pull, push, or walk side-to-side. It's more intuitive than it sounds.
The game requires an iPad 2 or newer, iPhone 4S or newer, or a 5th generation iPod touch. Limbo can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]