We featured info on the unique turn-based physics fighter Toribash a few weeks back, and now developer Nok writes to GSW to note that the first pay-to-play version, 2.0, has been released.

As he explains: "Toribash is a turn-based fighting game. Create your own martial arts movies in single player sandbox mode, or join the competition in the multiplayer modes. Focus is on tactics rather than reaction and button mashing. The game features physics, full dismemberment, decapitation and comic style blood... Windows, Mac and Linux Clients are available."

Now, whenever a game switches from free to pay, it's going to be a bit controversial (v2.0 costs $20 right now, and will eventually cost $25), but there's a demo available, and apparently the server fees alone for the free version of the game have been significant, so we wish Toribash luck. Actually, this would be an awesome XBLA/PS3 online title, if anyone is listening.