December 11th, 2012 | By Erik Johnson
Pocketwatch Games took to Twitter earlier today to announce that its long-upcoming cooperative heist game Monaco will be made available for pre-order sometime this week. The game was enormously popular and played very sleek when I first had a chance it all the way back in June 2010, and the revelation that Grammy-nominated Journey composer Austin Wintory has penned the game’s soundtrack continues to build my excitement for the title two and half years later. Now it appears, to perhaps the shock of us all, that the game will make its way out sometime relatively soon.
The developers are aiming to get pre-orders for the PC version set-up specifically for this Wednesday. The Humble Store will be hosting the sales of the upcoming game, which will be offered individually as well as part of a four-pack. Steam keys will be provided when the game launches, and the developers also promise “major” bonus goodies for those who put down for the game ahead of its release.
Monaco still doesn’t have a release date, but will hit XBLA and PC simultaneously when it does arrive (with a Mac version is also planned at some point after that). Here’s a look at the XBLA announcement trailer:
The IGM travel team had a chance to talk with creator Andy Schatz about Monaco at this year’s PAX Prime as well. Check out our video interview, especially if for some reason you need more evidence on why this award-winning game will make a splash whenever it does finally release.