Over three years later, we finally have a release date for Fez and it’s coming much sooner than the previous rumored May 2 date. It’ll be coming out on …
It seems like an eternity but we’re looking this year for the release of Fez, from Polytron Corporation and creator Phil Fish. Joystiq had an interesting interview with him during SXSW talking about the development and what’s next for Polytron Corporation. Originally, Phil wanted the game the come out during Q1 of this year but that sadly didn’t happen since they just got back from certification and didn’t pass it.
“We’re trying to put pressure on them to release it as soon as possible because the zeitgeist is really good right now, with the movie starting to get a lot of play and the award. And, also, it’s been five years. I don’t want to wait another two months after that.”
Some pretty huge news came out of the Independent Games Festival with a brand new game and a soon-to-be-released game winning one of the big prizes. Before we start big, Capybara Games’ Super T.I.M.E. Force won the XBLA prize which ensures publishing and funding by Microsoft for the upcoming title. The trailer looks insane with questions of 12 player co-op or the amount of enemies on screen is amazing. It looks sort of like Metal Slug in crazy space. No pricing or date announced but watch the trailer so you know what craziness to expect.
We consider it our duty to keep our readers informed about upcoming games but for a couple of upcoming XBLA releases, the developers have done our job …
Two of the most hotly anticipated XBLA titles primed for release this year have been nominated for awards at the 2012 Independent Games Festival. Polytron developed Fez and Mossmouth’s XBLA version of PC-hit Spelunky have tallied five nominations between them. Congratulations are in order.
Both games have been put forward for the Seamus McNally Grand Prize as well as the Technical Excellence award, with Spelunky snatching a third nomination in the Excellence in Design category. The caliber of the competition at this year’s Independent Games Festival is particularly high with games like Atom Zombie Smasher, To the Moon and Frozen Synapse vying for bragging rights alongside the future XBLA titles, a sure-fire indication of Fez and Spelunky’s potential to be something special.