Many of you are no doubt looking forward to the launch of Super Meat Boy on Wii U, which was recently reported to be happening “very soon”. The title has had something of a troubled release history with Nintendo platforms; it was initially set to release on Wiiware, before getting cancelled due to file size restrictions.
Team Meat and BlitWorks have now announced that the acclaimed and long-awaited platformer will reach the Wii U eShop on May 12th.
PSA: Super Meat Boy will be released on WiiU May 12th! Everyone thank @BlitWorks!!! Once again they did an amazing job!
— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) April 29, 2016
SMB will finally be on the Nintendo platform colliding with the abbreviation of another famous game. So get ready to start enjoying the most incredibly frustrating/rewarding game ever.
In order to satisfy the most demanding gamers, Super Meat Boy for Wii U will support off-screen play and the Wii U Pro Controller. This news together with the smoothness of the port, with the expected BlitWorks quality, will be a nice reward for all the fans out there that have been waiting for this port.
Super Meat Boy was first released for Xbox 360 in 2010. It has since been made available on many more platforms, including Xbox One–through backwards compatibility–as well as PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
The PS4 and PS Vita versions of Super Meat Boy do not include the game’s original soundtrack, however. This is due to licensing issues. It’s not clear if the Wii U edition will have the original soundtrack or the new one.