Let’s talk about Fez: the perpetually delayed indie game darling for XBLA. Guess what? Straight from the game’s designer, Phil Fish, we now know that Fez has finally been rated by the ESRB. He’s been posting about it on his Twitter:
“FEZ RECEIVES ESRB RATING: E for everyone, mild fantasy violence!”
“E FOR EVERYTHING IS REALLY HAPPENING!”
Granted, it’s now a day later and this rating still has not been posted on the official ESRB website, but this is still a great sign. The game was already rated in December by Europe’s PEGI board, so this is the next logical step. After years of delays and scattered screenshots, this is the most substantial “this might actually happen” news we’ve seen yet.
Oh, and if you aren’t excited, you haven’t seen Fez! For you latecomers, Fez is an amazing-looking platformer with a cool retro style, reminiscent of Super Meat Boy. Unlike Super Meat Boy, Fez isn’t a simple 2D platformer. In Fez, you can fully rotate the 2D world in glorious 3D. Here, this video will explain it:
Looks incredible, right? Welcome to the “When The Hell Can I Play Fez?” Club.
Back on point, there’s still plenty of red tape to jump through, but it’s starting to sound like Fez might actually make it to Xbox 360 in 2012.
Until then… courage.