'Fez' release date is Friday the 13th, on XBLA

Fez – indie darling and winner of the 2012 Independent Games Festival Seumas McNally Grand Prize – is coming to Xbox Live Arcade on the unusual date of Friday, April 13th for the unexpectedly low asking price of 800 Microsoft Points, or $10.

Nearly five years after being announced, Fez – indie darling and winner of the 2012 Independent Games Festival Seumas McNally Grand Prize is coming to Xbox Live Arcade on the unusual date of Friday, April 13th for the unexpectedly low asking price of 800 Microsoft Points, or $10.

While that date is typically associated with lakeside murder and the gruesome punishment of teenage indiscretions, Fridays aren't normally associated with Xbox Live Arcade releases, which have historically landed on Wednesdays.

But that historical precedent appears to be shifting. South Park: Tenorman's Revenge is being released on XBLA tomorrow, a Friday, while next week's Kinect-fueled Diabolical Pitch is hitting the usual Wednesday target. Both of those titles will be $10 as well. We've reached out to Microsoft for comment on whether we can expect more off-Wednesday XBLA releases.

Update: A Microsoft spokesperson told us, "We're still releasing games on Wednesdays (and all Arcade NEXT titles will be releasing on Wednesdays), but we have a ton of great games available for our customers right now, so we're releasing some on Fridays as well."


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