GDC: Super Meat Boy 'Ultra Edition' to retail in April

Super Meat Boy is finally coming to retail, in April, with an "Ultra Edition" of the game. Joystiq reports that Team Meat member Edmund...


Super Meat Boy is finally coming to retail, in April, with an "Ultra Edition" of the game. Joystiq reports that Team Meat member Edmund McMillen announced the retail edition and showed off the box art at a GDC postmortem.

McMillen later confirmed that it's set for an April launch, and will cost $20. Goodies for the Ultra Edition include a 40-page booklet with art, behind-the-scenes info, extended comics, and the soundtrack. The (creepy) art revealed last year will be included as a mini-poster, and no longer serves as the cover for the game.

Team Meat confirmed via tweet that the Wii and WiiWare versions have been canceled, but they're "3DS devs" now. No word on whether that potential game will involve Meat Boy. The developers also noted that Steam sales outstripped XBLA, and so far the game has sold 400,000 copies.

We heard about this edition of the game way back in December, when it was just a nebulous special edition and the price wasn't set. Now that we have a set date and price, you can start searching the couch cushions in earnest.

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    March 1, 2011 9:00 AM

    Comment on GDC: Super Meat Boy 'Ultra Edition' to retail in April, by Steve Watts.

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      March 1, 2011 9:00 AM

      Double "Comment on" posts on my screen!

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      March 1, 2011 9:08 AM

      Summary: Super Meat Boy is coming in a retail box, this April, for $20, with a bunch of cool little extra goodies.

      And sorry for the double posts, folks! We're working out the technical snags as fast as we can.

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      March 1, 2011 9:04 PM

      I wonder if the reason "Steam sales outstripped XBLA" is because it was $3 during the holidays. Twice. Once during one of the daily deals, once at the end of the week during the recap.

      Dropping the price of your game to $3 has a somewhat unsurprising effect on sales.

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      March 1, 2011 9:14 PM

      fuck super meat boy!

      i mean, i love it dearly but right now i am really angry with it

      i want save states :(

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      March 1, 2011 9:40 PM

      I'll totally buy this again, I got way more than my money's worth the first time around and I feel guilty about it.

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        March 1, 2011 9:42 PM

        yup, bought xbla version, pc version, and soundtrack (on CD) already and will prob pick up this ultra edition box

        game is just so good

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          March 1, 2011 9:47 PM

          One of the best game soundtracks in recent history, no doubt.

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            March 1, 2011 9:54 PM

            I haven't bought it yet but I mainly like it because it has such cool packaging and artwork. The homage to Pink Floyd is just awesome. Only way it could be better is if it were on vinyl.

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              March 1, 2011 10:06 PM

              yeah, the packaging is what pushed me over the edge to pick up the physical copy

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      March 1, 2011 10:28 PM

      Considering how they handled the Wii version, I wonder if "Steam Play" actually means I'll ever get to play the game on my Mac.