Limbo is a critically acclaimed and very artistic platforming game that arrived on XBLA a few years ago, and has since arrived on PS3 and PC. It’s by a company called Playdead, and it’s a black-and-white short tale about a little boy in search of his sister. The game puts a series of physics-based jumping puzzles in a starkly threatening environment, as the little boy fights a big spider and makes his way through a crumbling world.
And now, Playdead has announced that the game is coming to iOS. On July 3, it’ll be available on the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2 and the latest iPod touch, and devices newer than those, for US$4.99. Playdead says it has been “rethinking the controls and performing extensive optimizations to ensure an amazing touch-based experience,” but we’ll have to see if the game uses virtual buttons, or goes for a more specifically touchscreen control scheme. There likely won’t be any new content, but this is an excellent title, and should be a good addition to Apple’s platforms.