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Ouya Shipping March 28

by Adam Biessener on Feb 28, 2013 at 05:52 AM

The Kickstarted Android gaming console will start shipping out to Kickstarter backers on March 28. Ouya also announced its recruitment of thatgamecompany co-founder Kellee Santiago to head up developer relations for the $99 console.

"Ouya gets it. This is the first console company that really understands how important it is to remove the barriers to development. By freeing up the development process, Ouya is opening up new doors in console gaming," Santiago said in a statement.

Ouya also announced several games in development for the system:

  • A new exclusive title from Quantum Conundrum developers Airtight Games and Kim Swift
  • Papa & Yo, redesigned for Ouya's touchpad and buttons
  • The Ball from Tripwire Interactive, as well as a new exclusive title from the studio
  • ChronoBlade, a free-to-play Facebook action/RPG from indie startup nWay

Ouya comes out later this year for the general public.