Limbo for PSN next week

In case you missed all the hubbub recently involving Playdead’s brilliant XBLA hit Limbo, the story goes as follows; A rumour surfaced that Limbo was headed to PC and PSN some point this year and now it’s been made official on the game’s website. Next Tuesday (19th) sees Limbo saunter onto the US PSN and Europe will get it a day later with Japanese customers having to wait a little longer as a date is still unknown for them. Steam shoppers will be able to pick up the game on August 2nd.

As part of the announcement, Dino Patti, ceo of Playdead set interest alight, teasing us of how there’s to be a “little extra secret” added to these versions. Hopefully whatever this secret is, it’ll find its way over to the Xbox 360 too.

Happy days then for anyone without a Xbox 360 as one of its best downloadable titles will soon be available for all to enjoy. I gave it top marks in my review, noting the absence of a traditional soundtrack and instead having a haunting score, adding to Limbo‘s creepiness. As of today, said score has been released onto iTunes for £3.49, including six tracks of melancholy and woe with equal measures of glee. Nice.

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A link to your mp3 player

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has one of if not the best video game soundtrack. Its updated Overworld theme is just awesome and although maybe a something heard many times before, you can now download it for free, although there is one cost which isn’t monetary. Fansite Zeldainformer (via Destructoid) managed to acquire A Link to the Past’s soundtrack by ripping it from the original game, leaving 31 individual soundbytes of loveliness. But of course here’s where the cost comes in; ripping video games is bad so their souls are now lost. But hey, we didn’t do it so it’s fine for us to download the pack right!?

If you prefer a more classical take instead of the retro SNES beats then check out Zelda Reorchestrated. They take the music of Zelda and give it an orchestral once over making some rather beautiful music. So much so, I actually persuaded my wife to have the Zelda medley play in the church at our wedding. Truly awesome!

Enslaved Collector’s Edition inbound

Get out your wallets and clear a space for unnecessary yet oh so desirable gaming memorabilia as Namco Bandai announced a European Collector’s Edition of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Within the box is a hard-back artbook featuring concept art and imagery an a CD of the game’s soundtrack. Video game music is often overlooked so inclusive CDs are always cool. I’m such a sucker for special editions but recently – mainly to do with rapidly disappearing shelf space – I’ve only opted for the standard version. But an artbook and CD won’t take up too much space, right?

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is the latest game from Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory following a rather beefy chap called Monkey and his slender partner Trip. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where robots are the dominant beings and is out October 8th for Xbox 360 and PS3.

{Thanks Made 2 Game}

Jose Gonzalez is far away with Rockstar

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To remind us that the official soundtrack for Red Dead Redemption is available to buy, Rockstar Games celebrated the fact with a special performance from one of the musical stars of the game. Swedish indie folk singer Jose Gonzalez played an acoustic rendition of his song Far Away on the roof of Rockstar’s New York offices, probably confusing passers by until they realised who it was and that he’s awesome. Yes I am a fan. In Red Dead Redemption, Far Away can be heard when lead John Marston rides into Mexico but why not have a listen now thanks to this YouTube video above. Ahhhh.

Bayonetta makes us feel special

Bayonetta - Special!!

Get ready fans of gaming memorabilia and deadly footwear as Sega announces a special edition of sultry slash-em-up Bayonetta. In order to tempt us away from the standard edition which also comes out January 8th, Sega have included a soundtrack CD and artbook, no doubt filled with images of Bayonetta posing in all sorts of angles… Both these and the game come packed in a slip case to help bulk out our gaming shelves even more. I’m unable to find out a price for either the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions but expect to pay around £40-45. I know I will be!

{Thanks Videogamer}