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[Updated] Namco Bandai’s Inversion still on track for release in early June

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[Update]

News of Inversion’s delay into July has been greatly exaggerated.

El33tonline has been contacted by a PR spokesperson for Namco Bandai Games America, clarifying that Inversion is indeed still due for release on June 5th 2012 in North America.

We’ll try find out about the state of the game’s release in Europe and other EMEA territories, but it can be assumed at this point that Inversion is still on track for release in early June in this region, too.

[End of Update]

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The original story follows below:

Namco Bandai and Saber Interactive’s third-person action shooter with a twist (literally) was announced in October 2009, but has seen multiple delays and lots of silence since then.

This kind of run-up to release doesn’t fill us with boundless confidence.

Sure, there have been lots of games that have suffered numerous release date revisions that have ultimately turned out to be excellent (Ghost Recon: Future Soldier being an example), but there’s something about Inversion that is difficult to put a finger on.

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With the latest delay, Inversion has been pushed back into July past its intended release window of early June. Releasing in early June, or any time in June, isn’t really a good idea considering that the monstrous annual E3 show calls this month its home, so pushing the game out of the way of E3 2012 is a very good idea.

While no official confirmation has been received regarding this delay, Eurogamer dug up Saber Interactive’s previous comment regarding the game’s revised launch date in March, which read:

“The extra development time for Inversion affords the team the opportunity to create an enjoyable and engaging third-person shooter experience with a comprehensive multiplayer component, including extensive competitive and co-operative modes.”

Basically the same thing, right? We hope Inversion is released sooner rather than later.

Have you been following the development of Inversion? It has an interesting premise where gravity can be flipped and ‘switched off’ at any time, and you’ll be tasked with defending Earth from invading aliens while floating about and running on walls.

Interesting. Look over El33tonline’s previous coverage of the game here.

Source: Eurogamer


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