Early last year we learned that Limbo developer Playdead was looking for a mobile programmer. Now, nothing specific was stated but everyone pretty much had a hung that the listing meant Limbo would be heading to mobile. Well, it's been a while, but Playdead has finally confirmed that Limbo is indeed heading to iOS on July 3rd, as reported by Polygon.

Limbo originally released to Xbox Live Arcade back in 2010 to praise from critics and consumers alike. It has since been released on PlayStation 3 and Vita as well as the Mac App Store and Steam and has sold over 3 million copies to date across all platforms. The iOS version will require an iPad 2 or up, iPhone 4S or up, or the 5th generation iPod touch. I'm excited to check out how Limbo translates to the touchscreen and can't wait for July 3rd to roll around.

[Polygon]

  • xXHardKoreXx

    SUCH a great experience! I recommend it day one as I played it on Xbox a long time ago.

  • oldgamer dude

    Talk about hung tied :) ha ha anyways this is good news .

  • Matthew Rossman

    I am so happy that mobile is beginning to be really taken seriously lately. Games like this continue to push the platform forward. Long Live iOS!

    • speedyph

      Yup u so rite

      • wojovox

        U so spellz goodz

  • iammane

    Will be a nice bday present :) I never made it through the whole thing on PC but will try again now! Great news

  • Flare_TM

    Dunno if its worth paying for to play again. This is long overdue and as such have since played it so...

    • Matthew Rossman

      I got it free for OnLive so I can't complain! While the experience definitely seems like the kind of thing that will only be the same the first time around due to the emphasis on puzzles, you can't go wrong with a title like this on iOS, especially for just $5. A second playthrough on iOS will still be a WAY better experience than 95% of stuff of the AppStore

      • SyKot

        Yeah but 5% of the AppStore is so huge I don't have time to play them all :(

  • basil

    Dude... can't believe this, screw my iphone 4

    • Matthew Rossman

      Go to Best Buy, this week you can trade it in for an iPhone 5 for free.

      • basil

        That's how it works?

      • themostunclean

        You have to have bought the iPhone at Best Buy to begin with and sign up for a new 2-year contract.

      • themostunclean

        And the offer is only good for 3 more days.

      • TeddyNYC

        Forget about Best Buy. Wait until September and get an iPhone 5S with an A7/updated GPU that will handle all of your new games for the next 2-3 years.

  • Peter Bohanna

    plz make available for ipod 4G

    • TeddyNYC

      An A5 and 512MB RAM is probably the min. requirement for it to run well. In other words, it's time to upgrade.

      • Peter Bohanna

        Limbo doesnt seem to be anything the ipod 4G couldnt play..it doesnt look like a hardcore spec. game if it was i think the size of app would be much greater than the 140mb range..so I think the developers should try and optimize it for ipod touch 4G/iphone4

  • iPhone Jones

    Thaaaaaaank yoouuuu!

  • garret44

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    My favorite game ever!!!

    Nobody can be more excited :D

    Been such a long wait

  • Jake7905

    Bought this for my Mac last year and have been watching for a IOS version since then. It's just one of those games that you're happy to buy twice.

  • loophole

    This is one of my favorite platformers! The atmosphere is unmatched. And yeah it's awesome ios is getting more console ports!

  • grillaface

    Wow this should translate really well #excited

  • bigrand1

    No question- I'm a gotta have me dis game!

  • grits

    Nice! One of my favorite games of this generation. Glad more people will get to try.

  • ImJPaul

    So is it coming on the 3rd or the 6th? Title says 3rd. Article says 6th.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Oops. It's the 3rd, I don't know why I kept having the 6th stuck in my mind, sorry :)

      • iammane

        It's cause it's my birthday. No that's not why but true story :)

  • InfectiousRed

    I won't be buying as I already have it on 360 and Steam, but this is great news none the less. Love this game.

  • tone78

    I can't wait, I never really had time to play it on my Xbox because I'm always going, but having it with me will be perfect.

  • bilboad

    Great to see this on iOS. The only problem I have with games like this is there is almost no replay value, since it's mostly a pure puzzle game. So most people who've already played this on another platform will have no motivation to buy it again for iOS. I'm sure there are plenty of iOS users who haven't played it yet though, so it's great this will be available. More generally I'm very glad to see more and more high quality non-trivial games coming to iOS.

  • TeddyNYC

    I suspect the touchscreen will make it a little easier to play Limbo and I'm curious about that. However, after playing it twice on my PS3, I'll wait until they lower the price before I resolve that curiosity.

  • SumoSplash

    Never played Limbo, but ever since my first glance at it I knew it was the real deal. This is great news for someone like myself who will be getting a dual first time experience. Bring it on.

  • mzinn

    Freaking amazing game. Love this & this genre. One of my new favorite games. I'm blown away by how much fun this is. Wow