Oh man oh man oh man. It’s finally happening! [Calms self, takes deep breath]. Alright, let’s start again — Journey, quite possibly my most anticipated game of 2012 finally has a proper release date, and that date is March 13 2012. Please, can someone just calmly hook this thing to my veins?
Journey will cost US$14.99 and will kick off this year’s Spring Fever event on PSN.
“With each game we create, we want to bring something truly unique and authentic to the user,” said Thatgamecompany’s Creative Director Jenova Chen, in a PlayStation Blog. “We want our players to experience something they have never felt before. Our first game for PSN was flOw in 2007, a meditative zen video game haiku. We followed that in 2009 with Flower, our video game version of a poem about the tension between urban bustle and natural serenity. Journey, our third game, is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s.”
Chen claimed that Journey almost represents his team’s progress through development, and he’s pretty excited about releasing the game into the wild.
“So for us, the Journey in the game has also become a metaphor for the development process of the game itself,” said Chen. “Our team is very close to our own mountaintop; we are just a few short weeks away from letting the world experience what we’ve poured our hearts and souls into these last three years. I can’t describe how eager we are to let everyone finally play the game and hear about your experiences with it.”