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Admit it, you were convinced this was vapourware by now, weren't you? We were beginning to wonder too. But apparently Postal III is still a living, breathing entity, and currently aiming for a Q1 2011 release. And yes, you can still kill people with a rabid badger. And yes, Uwe Boll is still in it.
Pretend you're not intrigued.
Speaking to Joystiq, Vince Desi, boss of Postal dev Running With Scissors, revealed "It's in the final stages in Moscow, I don't think it will come out this Christmas". Well missing Christmas is hardly a surprise if the thing isn't even finished yet. Seriously guys, what have you been doing for the last seven years? But whatever they've been up to, Desi currently has Quarter 1 of 2011 eyed for release.
It's going to be an interesting one. Postal has long prided itself on being the bad boy of the games industry, thiriving on notoriety and bad taste value as much as anything else - but building a loyal fan base regardless. But how will it fare now that seven years have diluted its profile somewhat? And games have changed a lot since Postal 2. Excessive violence and gore now come as default, and games are a much more accepting adult medium in general.
Will a new Postal have the impact or success of the old ones? It's all going to come down to how funny it is and how well it plays. And we'll let you know both of those things as soon as we get a chance.
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