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Spelunky launching Aug. 8 on PC

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The Windows PC version of last year's Xbox Live Arcade update of the original Spelunky will be available Aug. 8 on Steam and GOG.com, developer Mossmouth announced yesterday.

The studio announced the PC port last month and said it would be released this summer. Mossmouth is developing the PC version in-house, while the upcoming PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita ports, also due out this summer, are in development at port specialist Blit Game Studios.

Spelunky was originally released on PC as a freeware game in September 2009; that version is now called Spelunky Classic and will stay free on the game's website. The Xbox Live Arcade version, which launched to critical acclaim just over a year ago, features an updated art style and other changes that will be incorporated into the upcoming PC, PS3 and PS Vita releases.

You can read more about Spelunky's transformation in a feature on its two-year development history here.