IGF finalist Limbo coming to XBLA this summer

At last! Playdead’s gorgeous monochromatic platformer Limbo is to get an Xbox Live Arcade release this summer.

First teased over three years ago (with the footage below), Limbo follows a young boy’s journey to discover the fate of his sister. While very little is known about the game itself, the artwork alone demands you pay attention. Simply beautiful.

Playdead CEO and co-founder Dino Patti told IGN, “The reason for the ‘radio silence’ is that we have been very busy producing the game. I’ll just let you know that the reason things have taken so long is that we started from scratch and decided to make Limbo independently after talks with several publishers.”

Limbo is a finalist at this year’s Independent Games Festival in the ‘Technical Excellence’ and ‘Excellence in Visual Art’ categories. With the IGF and the Game Developers Conference approaching, expect to see more of this little stunner in the coming weeks.