Super Meat Boy "Ultra Edition" Detailed

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

At a GDC panel in San Francisco, Team Meat showed of a special version of Super Meat Boy in a box, a so-called “Ultra Edition” of the PC retail release that’s poised to hit stores across North America. Shortly after, Team Meat used its Twitter account to show off the box art for this edition, which helped to shed more light on what makes it so “ultra.”

In a nutshell, Ultra Edition is a collector’s edition that includes the standard variety of special items: an art book, a soundtrack, and so on. The catch here is that this version of the game will only cost 20 dollars when it hits later this April.  
 

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== TEASER ==Here’s what you’ll get via Joystiq, who touched base with Team Meat after seeing the content teases on the front of the game's box art:

  • A 40-page art booklet that incorporates SMB information and also Team Meat’s comics.  
  • The game’s soundtrack and some other audio files  
  • A poster of the PC box art 

Not a bad collection for 20 bucks, eh? Joystiq reports that this will see a release in stores beyond just Wal-Mart and Amazon, so keep your eyes peeled later this April.  Here's  what the front of the Ultra Edition will look like, by the way:  
 

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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

At a GDC panel in San Francisco, Team Meat showed of a special version of Super Meat Boy in a box, a so-called “Ultra Edition” of the PC retail release that’s poised to hit stores across North America. Shortly after, Team Meat used its Twitter account to show off the box art for this edition, which helped to shed more light on what makes it so “ultra.”

In a nutshell, Ultra Edition is a collector’s edition that includes the standard variety of special items: an art book, a soundtrack, and so on. The catch here is that this version of the game will only cost 20 dollars when it hits later this April.  
 

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== TEASER ==Here’s what you’ll get via Joystiq, who touched base with Team Meat after seeing the content teases on the front of the game's box art:

  • A 40-page art booklet that incorporates SMB information and also Team Meat’s comics.  
  • The game’s soundtrack and some other audio files  
  • A poster of the PC box art 

Not a bad collection for 20 bucks, eh? Joystiq reports that this will see a release in stores beyond just Wal-Mart and Amazon, so keep your eyes peeled later this April.  Here's  what the front of the Ultra Edition will look like, by the way:  
 

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#2 Edited by Noccee (63 posts) -

Awsome! I want that.

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#3 Edited by AlmostSwedish (863 posts) -

nice. I won't buy it though. One copy is enough.

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#4 Posted by lukeissxc (248 posts) -

Suuuuuper Meat boy

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#5 Edited by kiyseph (39 posts) -

Cool. I already bought it on XBLA and Steam, maybe a 3rd time...?

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#6 Posted by ejm (94 posts) -

Jeez, if only I didn't get it on Steam in the first place. 
 
Damn me being so quick on the draw (and making a thread about it)!

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#7 Posted by DeathbyYeti (790 posts) -

i need this now

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#8 Posted by CoolRssL (29 posts) -

Why is this game not on PS3?

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#9 Posted by Skald (4430 posts) -

Damn you and your awesome marketing!

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#10 Posted by RobotHamster (4250 posts) -

If only I didn't already buy it, I'm sure I can find the poster somewhere.

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#11 Posted by killerdud745 (55 posts) -

Awww fuck! I already bought it. I want that poster.

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#12 Edited by sdavis_cpcs (12 posts) -

never stop running! for $20 hell i will rebuy it

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#13 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2730 posts) -

Guess im buying it for a 3rd time then.
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#14 Posted by smitty86 (708 posts) -
@CoolRssL:  buy it on steam (or this) and play it with your ps3 controller. It is the only way but  it is worth it.
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#15 Posted by MattyFTM (14804 posts) -
@CoolRssL said:
" Why is this game not on PS3? "
Part of Team Meat's agreement with Microsoft prevents a PS3 version from ever happening.
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#16 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (2247 posts) -

resonable price, great content ... thats how you make a game. I already own it but I hope it will be a huge success for them.

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#17 Posted by akeripper4 (171 posts) -

europe release please.... 

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#18 Posted by Nomin (1004 posts) -

they should've included a genuine piece of meat with bandages on it.  

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#19 Posted by MormonWarrior (2943 posts) -

I bought Super Meat Boy first day on XBLA...I don't get anything for that?

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#20 Posted by BraveFart (312 posts) -
@MormonWarrior said:
" I bought Super Meat Boy first day on XBLA...I don't get anything for that? "
why should you ?
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#21 Posted by Portis (1295 posts) -

20 bucks? I might double dip. I want that poster.

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#22 Posted by zombiesatemycereal (436 posts) -
@MormonWarrior: you get to play the game
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#23 Posted by carlthenimrod (1616 posts) -
@MormonWarrior said:
" I bought Super Meat Boy first day on XBLA...I don't get anything for that? "
You got Super Meat Boy for XBLA on launch day.
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#24 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

go go meat boy.

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#25 Posted by FourWude (2274 posts) -

I'm cheap. I want to play it, really badly, but am waiting for it to appear on the Xbox Live Deal of the Week.

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#26 Posted by CornBREDX (7198 posts) -

I already own it on Steam but I really do want a box copy. I think I will get this too, just for my collection =)
 
These devs are worth spending the extra cash. They seem like good dudes.
 
It sucks Microsoft screwed them over.

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#27 Posted by MEATBALL (4231 posts) -

I've already bought this game twice...do I dare buy it a third time!?

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#28 Posted by takua108 (1596 posts) -

I've paid for this game twice (Steam and XBLA), but I'll gladly pay $20 for boxed copy just to have THAT POSTER

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#29 Posted by Prims777 (35 posts) -

don't have Super Meat boy yet... Insta-buy

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#30 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -

Seeing as I don't own a copy, I may pick this up.

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#31 Posted by Feels_goof (5 posts) -

shutupandtakemymoney.jpg

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#32 Posted by Little_Socrates (5844 posts) -

Yes, I'll be buying this again for $20. I love you, Team Meat.

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#33 Posted by S0ndor (2717 posts) -

Bought the game for €3 on Steam already :)

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#34 Edited by mnzy (3044 posts) -
@CornBREDX said:

" It sucks Microsoft screwed them over. "

How so? I read the gamespot article, but the only thing negative about MS in there was that it shipped the same week as Costume Quest which it was not supposed to.
I mean, atleast they wanted the game, unlike some other console manufacturers out there.
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#35 Posted by CoolRssL (29 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" @CoolRssL said:
" Why is this game not on PS3? "
Part of Team Meat's agreement with Microsoft prevents a PS3 version from ever happening. "
That sucks! I didn't know that.
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#36 Edited by CornBREDX (7198 posts) -
@mnzy:  Releasing day of Costume Quest wasn't really it. They were pushed to the back of the release window and Team Meat says Microsoft gave them no support so most their sales were because they released on steam.
 
 Basically if they didn't have to be XBOX only (well at least from what I can tell anyway they can't release on PSN, contractually, wii they just cant get the game to work on in a good enough state to be worth releasing) on console they could have expanded their sales into the PSN market as well (which I read Team Meat says they could have released in as few as 4 days) and made more sales. Since Microsoft virtually ignored them (seemingly) it resulted in fewer sales on XBLA- which, making it XBOX console exclusive, actually resulted in losing them money rather than netting them any.
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#37 Posted by Afro_Stevens (189 posts) -

Third time I'm gonna buy this, and it's still worth it.

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#38 Posted by jking47 (1290 posts) -

crap, I already own this game, and a smaller picture sized version of the pc box art....but I want this too

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#39 Edited by mnzy (3044 posts) -
@CornBREDX said:

" @mnzy:  Releasing day of Costume Quest wasn't really it. They were pushed to the back of the release window and Team Meat says Microsoft gave them no support so most their sales were because they released on steam.   Basically if they didn't have to be XBOX only (well at least from what I can tell anyway they can't release on PSN, contractually, wii they just cant get the game to work on in a good enough state to be worth releasing) on console they could have expanded their sales into the PSN market as well (which I read Team Meat says they could have released in as few as 4 days) and made more sales. Since Microsoft virtually ignored them (seemingly) and resulted in fewer sales on XBLA- which, making it XBOX console exclusive, actually resulted in losing them money rather than netting them any. "

Wait, wait, wait...you got a few things wrong here.
SONY were the ones who had no interest in the game and that (and the fact that they were exhausted) was the reason it is not on PSN.  
They just used it as leverage against Microsoft to maybe release it on PSN. 
If Sony would have wanted it, they would have made a different contract right away. Also it is not really eclusive to the 360.
That is also why they would be able to release it on Steam and Wii, even if that does not happen in the end.

And since it is not on PSN, people were saying they were not able to port it. So he, the programmer, proved them wrong by making it run on the PS3 within 4 days. Not that it was close to any releasable state, though.
 
It is right, Microsoft didn't really support them very much, but to be honest, that is usually the case if you are an unknown indie developer and they had some technical problems on release day (I also couldn't buy it right away).
 
And that it did better on Steam, I don't know if they can really blame that on Microsoft. It also had alot to do with what the game is and how these types of games are accepted on the PC (which is very well).
 
edit: Here is the link to the article: 
http://www.gamespot.com/events/gdc2011/story.html?sid=6301170
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#40 Posted by Alphazero (1645 posts) -

This game, so mean, so good. I'll buy it just to have a box with that goodness inside.

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#41 Posted by rottendevice (173 posts) -

So, eventually they're going to stop milking this and work on a new game, right?

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#42 Posted by CaptRoFL (85 posts) -

I'll get this if it's on Xbox and released in the UK.
So i probably won't be getting it anytime soon, which sucks 'cus i want that awesome soundtrack

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#43 Posted by mnzy (3044 posts) -
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#44 Posted by SammydesinasNL (849 posts) -

I don't want the pcgamer stuff on the front!
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#45 Posted by Dudacles (1662 posts) -

I already have the XBLA version. Cool stuff though, I'm glad this game did or is doing well for them.

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#46 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

I have now dedicated forty of my US dollars to this product.
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#47 Posted by Sergotron (585 posts) -

Wow... I felt bad for never picking it up just because I was too busy with so many other games. Even after all the great things I have heard about it. If this isn't a sign to finally grab it then I don't know what is. 

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#48 Posted by Tacoboy1986 (172 posts) -

Dammit! I already have the game and soundtrack, but I want that poster!

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#49 Posted by SaucyJack (108 posts) -

$20 well spent I'd say. I already own SMB on Steam, but I only paid $4 for it during the holiday sale.

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#50 Posted by Pop (2708 posts) -

Must have that poster!

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