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Team Meat's Super Meat Boy seemed like prime fare for the Wii U, but the game never quite made it onto Nintendo's home console... until now. The game has been announced as a title that is finally coming to Nintendo's Wii U- right there on the cusp of the console being prepped to be replaced by the Nintendo NX.
Gamespot picked up a tweet from one half of the co-designers of Super Meat Boy, Tommy Refenes, who mentioned the following on Twitter after the game was teased during the latest Nintendo Direct.
As mentioned in the tweet, the game is being ported over to the Wii U by developer BlitWorks. You may not have regularly heard of them and they certainly aren't as popular in the porting house arena such as High Voltage Studios or Iron Galaxy or Nixxes, but they have been responsible for porting over a number of games for a number of systems, including the upcoming PS4 version of Invisible, Inc, the isometric stealth game, and the PlayStation versions of Crypt of the Necrodancer. Further back BlitWorks was responsible for porting over Bastion to the PlayStation Vita.
BlitWorks most certainly have a strong pedigree for porting over games in a quality fashion and they have managed to avoid any kind of controversies that put them in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
As mentioned, the port of Super Meat Boy is expected to arrive on the Wii U's digital eShop within the next couple of months.
I'm sure most gamers are thinking that this might be too little, too late. The game is six years old at this point. Having first come onto the scene as an Xbox Live Arcade title back in 2010 for the Xbox 360, Super Meat Boy went on to garner lots of success as developers Ed McMillen and Tommy Refenes went on to branch the game out onto additional platforms after they had a falling out with Microsoft. McMillen and Refenes weren't particularly pleased with how they were treated while working with the game under Microsoft back when it first came out on the Xbox 360, and for a while that was the story of the day whenever the game was mentioned. It looks like the duo won't have any troubles out of Nintendo at this point, even though the game is arriving on the Wii U while Nintendo is prepping to announce the new Nintendo NX.
I'm sure some fans of Super Meat Boy will just be happy to finally get their hands on the game and enjoy the title on Nintendo's console, after waiting half a decade to do so.
If you're wondering about the game, Super Meat Boy is a side-scrolling platformer that became renown for its difficulty and retro references to other video games. The game has carved out quite a reputation for itself over the years and now Wii U owners will get a chance to have a crack at it soon enough.