A good five or six years after attempts to bring indie cult favourite Super Meat Boy to Nintendo Wii, the game is finally seeing the light of day on a Nintendo platform.
Releasing May 12th, Team Meat’s iconic platformer will grace the Wii U eShop at a discounted price of $14 (until May 26th). The title was originally supposed to be available as a WiiWare version back in 2010, however that would have meant reducing the experience down to 40MB, proving too compromising for the dev team. When they responded to fan disappointment with suggestions of a disk release for the system, they once again dashed hopes when publishers turned their noses up at the idea.
So all hail BlitWorks, the publishers of the Wii U version who took up the port a while ago. The news was also released alongside a hint of a 3DS version:
Super Meat Boy launched in 2010 on Xbox 360 and PC, and was immediately labeled as a definitive work in the sub-genre of brutally difficult platformers. Since then, gamers all over the world have been waiting to play it on other platforms. It was finally released on PS4 and Vita last year and with the Wii U version arriving this month, only the 3DS will be missing (but maybe not for too long ;))
It’s a taste of good news for Nintendo’s Wii U which has been all but written off following years of losses and the resulting eclipse of the Nintendo NX.