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Fez launches on Xbox Live Arcade next month

Thursday, 29th March 2012 02:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

It’s been a long time coming, but Polytron has finally announced a release date for its award-winning indie puzzle platformer, Fez.

As briefly detailed on Polytron’s blog, you’ll be able to grab Fez from the Xbox Live Marketplace on Friday, April 14, for 800 MS Points.

The “2.5D” game features a 2D protagonist in a 3D world; gameplay shifts between the two planes. Despite going unreleased for several years since first announce, Fez has attracted something of a following among indie fans, both for the promise of its core premise and its charming aesthetic.

Polytron has won two gongs at the Independent Games Festival Awards for the artistic puzzler, and was prominently featured in popular documentary Indie Games: The Movie.

Core creative Phil Fish is already plotting his next project.

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11 Comments

  1. ValveLover

    Fez reminds me of Paper Mario.

    Is Fez a Japanese game or is the developer just borrowing?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    Polytron is a western indie. Would it not be borrowing if it was a Japanese developer…?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Froseidon

    You have no idea how long I have been wanting this game. Saw it, looked epic, I am so gonna buy this.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. JonFE

    With this and Trials Evolution and Minecraft, XBLA’s April is going to be expensive.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Da Man

    Finally.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    Dont care how good this game is the guy who made this is the biggest dickhead ever

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Da Man

    Jap games do suck though, and so does Nintendo’s marketplace.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. LOLshock94

    @7 http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/10/fez-creator-gamers-are-the-worst-fing-people/
    ^rapest, pedophiles and murders arnt the worst people in the world, its gamers hurrdurrr

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Da Man

    #8 – Albeit he didn’t say that.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    Very creative.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ge0force

    This game reminds me of Sideway: New York, where you play a 2D character painted on walls in a 3D environment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iIQmqrkWP0

    The kind of puzzles seem different tho.

    #11 3 years ago

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