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Super Meat Boy to celebrate year anniversary on XBLA with sale and huge update

Public fights between a game’s publisher and developer might be fun to watch sometimes, but when they overshadow a game as awesome as Super Meat Boy, it’s ultimately a disservice to everyone. That’s why it’s nice to see Team Meat and Microsoft make up just in time to revel in the one year anniversary of Super Meat Boy’s launch. Not only will the game receive a big update, but SMB will go on sale next month for all those foolish enough to have not played it yet.

Above: Super Meat Boy was the centerpiece of XBLA’s first (and seemingly last) Game Feast in 2010

After the Team Meat devs publically talked about their issues with XBLA and Microsoft's treatment (which other developers defended Microsoft on) and saying the game sold twice as much on PC, Team Meat said on their blog that they’ve “patched things up” in time to celebrate Meat Boy’s launch. That celebration includes a temporary price cut, though we don’t know just how cheap it will be, or when it begins other than “next month.” Along with that comes a free update to the DLC section Teh Internets which will “add tons of new features” to the already content-rich downloadable.

If you somehow missed all those times we said Super Meat Boy is "the hardest game you'll ever love" and one of our favorite games of 2010, please listen now when we tell you to be sure to pick this up when it goes on sale next month. Otherwise we’re not sure we’ll be able to look you in the eye again.

Oct 24, 2011

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9 comments

  • Fox_Mulder - October 24, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    How much was it originally? 800 or 1200? Also, I don't have a pi symbol on my keyboard! Captcha should know these things.
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 24, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    I'm hoping for a SMB2. I was addicted to the first one for about a week, and played it constantly!
  • HamsterGutz - October 24, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    Too bad there's no steam sale, because I would definitely buy it.
  • Anonym - October 24, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    Considering we have Black Friday and Christmas coming up, I'm sure it'll have an awesome Steam sale very soon.
  • Scoob - October 24, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    I picked it up for $3 or $5 on Steam last Christmas. Having said that, it is definitely worth the $15 it is currently priced at. If you're into it, the Steam version has a level editor that you can download from the tools menu of your library.
  • Pytor - October 24, 2011 4:28 p.m.

    If the physics are corrected then yes, I'd get it.... IF YOU JUMP UP WHILE ON A MOVING WALKWAY YOU WILL TRAVEL IN A PARABOLA, NOT STRAIGHT UP WITH NO CONTINUING FORWARD MOMENTUM!
  • PanaMusica - October 24, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    ah yes another great one which I have not yet purchased due to the backlog - might have to get this despite the difficulty level - I suppose the price cut can be applied to a large bottle of Ibuprofin
  • jackthemenace - October 24, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    "The hardest game you'll ever love" I played the first three chapters, found them insanely enjoyable and hilarious, got to the first level of chapter 4 and rage quit with the MASSIVE difficulty spike. Other than that, though, Great game! -.- On topic, though, new features sounds fairly cool, but what I'd REALLY like would be ore characters to play as, and better ways to unlock them than collect a zillion of these tiddly, stupidly-easy-to-kill-yourself-7-thousand-times-over-and-never-get-them bandages to unlock loads f totally worthless characters.
  • XanderGC - October 24, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    Loved the demo on XBLA but then I heard that the PC version was getting Level Editor, so I was torn. Of course it ended with me getting neither version but this could sway me back to the XBLA version of it. Thank you Henry!

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