It's arguably the best Xbox Live Arcade downloadable exclusive out there…except it won't be exclusive for much longer.

The news first broke a few days ago when German website USK rated Braid for the PlayStation Network; the USK is like the ESRB here in the U.S. as they give age restriction classification for video games in that region. The rating in question reads: "Released without an age restriction under section 14." Now, this can't really be construed as an official announcement, but that announcement wasn't long in coming. A Hothead Games representative confirmed with IGN that Braid was indeed coming to the PSN. We don't have a release date or price just yet, but we assume that information will come about within the next few months, and all you avid PSN users should be excited. We've got our fantastic exclusives, too ( Wipeout HD , echochrome , Shatter , Fat Princess , etc.), but the addition of Braid shouldn't be seen as anything but positive. It remains one of the best received and most popular downloadable titles out there, and we really can't wait to get our hands on it.

We'll let you know when Hothead delivers the release information but in the meantime, feel free to check out some Braid reviews. You won't find a negative one.

Related Game(s): Braid

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JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

hahahaha, love it, were getting XBL exclusives left and right
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sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

Brings a tear to my eye! I'm just so happy! First CC now this, do they have ANYTHING left? geometry wars maybe. Uno? Plus we still don't have to pay to pay.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I have it on PC, wasn't aware it was an XBL exclusive.

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

this is crazy were getting all of their games and they get none of ours

could this be the beginning of the end of live

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

I believe so, haha, i doubt it, maybe XBLA

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

nope it's gonna be the beginning of timed exclusives if MS have anything to say about it

mk ultra
mk ultra
11 years ago

Wow, the ONE game I wanted on XBLA. What are the chances. Buying for sure.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Most of the exclusive games on PSN are too big for XBLA. You'll never see Flower or Wipeout HD on XBLA, the 360 couldn't handle either of them.

They still have some nice exclusives like 'Splosion Man but in 2009 PSN has 2 good exclusive games for every one on XBLA and WiiWare it seems.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Actually, most of the PSN exclusives are either developed by Sony in-house developers or the developers (like thatgamecompany) have signed exclusive deals for their PSN games.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

The tables are turned.
Who were the ones yapping bout Sony losing great exclusives back in 2007 and 2008?

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

CC and Braid are certainlly excelent game addition to the PSN, but Braid was originally going to be a PSN exclusive and sony passed them up… I'm surprised that he's going to release it on PSN at all after being snubbed.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Is this game good because it looks like crap.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

It supposed to be an homage to 16-bit gaming. Hence, the dated look. However, many critics have applauded the game for its gameplay and story.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

Don't be fooled by screenshots. I've got this on PC and it is one of the greatest mind bending puzzlers I've ever played…

and I'm not really into puzzlers, so thats saying something.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

I played the OSX version of Braid and wasnt really impressed. Imo, it was just a game 360 fanboys used to brag about how the 360 has it and the ps3 doesnt.
Im glad that its coming to PSN and everyone can now enjoy it, but its just not a game for me.

Shouldnt be a hard port for the developers. The whole game can probably run just fine on the single ppc core in the ps3.


Last edited by NoSmokingBandit on 7/31/2009 11:33:26 PM

King James
King James
11 years ago

HMMMMM….YEEESSSSSIIRRRRR!

Finally, a Xbox game I genuinely want to play. So many critics gave Braid high-praise. Hope its reasonably priced.


Last edited by King James on 7/31/2009 11:50:30 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

It's been out for PC for quite a while.

King James
King James
11 years ago

I'm aware. So is Trine but that doesn't mean I'm gonna spend $30 on a short game that would be cheaper on PSN.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

If we're getting Braid, I guess I can wait for Shadow Complex too then.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I don't know about that… who's publishing that game anyway?

Starchild
Starchild
11 years ago

Im glad CC and Braid are coming. Especially CC, that game looks amazingly fun.

Im also super happy that these titles are not the 2 xbox games that have not been announced making their way to the ps3.

Mista
Mista
11 years ago

I played the Braid demo awhile back and it was okay, I'd buy as long as it was priced right.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Nice, Iv'e been interested in playing this game, glad to hear I'll be getting it in the future!

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

This is excellent news. I was about to purchase this on steam but my GOSH I couldn't believe what I'm seeing. Thanks Ben for the update, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS GAME!

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
11 years ago

braid braid

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

And Trine is coming very, very soon.

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

I have a feeling that this game is so hyped, that it cant be anything but a letdown when I finally get to play it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Not at all… I love it to death

ExhumeART
ExhumeART
11 years ago

Yay.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Whaaa?! it looks horrible I'd rather play the worst flash platformer ever made than Braid!

KuNI
KuNI
11 years ago

Im guessing this is the 360 favourite that sixth axis was talking about coming to the ps3

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

This or Castle Crashers.

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