Super Meat Boy Ultra Edition coming to Europe and Australia

A recent press release published by video game distributor Lace Mamba Global is ... well, it's the best thing we've ever read. Imagine you've never heard of Super Meat Boy before, okay? It would seem like a pretty cut-and-dry announcement: "Lace Mamba Global is proud to announce that it is bringing the Ultra Edition of the independently developed gaming blockbuster Super Meat Boy to retail shelves in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and the Benelux countries."

Pretty normal stuff, right? The presser reveals a Q3 2011 release window, and mentions that the company will announce pricing details in the near future. Okay, makes sense so far. Then, with no preface, it drops this: "In the platforming game Super Meat Boy, people play a boy without skin. His girlfriend, who is made of bandages, gets kidnapped by a fetus in a tuxedo wearing a top hat and a monocle." Hey, press release? Don't try to sneak that in there like it's not the craziest sentence anyone's ever written, okay?
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SUPER MEAT BOY ULTRA EDITION COMING TO UK, AUSTRALIAN RETAIL SHELVES

Brighton, April 21, 2011 – Lace Mamba Global is proud to announce that it is bringing the Ultra Edition of the independently developed gaming blockbuster Super Meat Boy to retail shelves in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and the Benelux countries.

"Super Meat Boy is an absolute crazy phenomenon on the internet. The game has sold far more than 400,000 copies already online, and there is a special boxed edition available in the US, so we expect there to be a huge demand for a similar retail edition in the territories we're serving", states Jason Codd, Managing Director Lace Mamba Global.

Details of the contents and the pricing of the special edition for the UK, Australian and European territories will be announced shortly. Lace Mamba Global plans to release the Ultra Edition for PC in Q3 2011.

In the platforming game Super Meat Boy, people play a boy without skin. His girlfriend, who is made of bandages, gets kidnapped by a fetus in a tuxedo wearing a top hat and a monocle. Super Meat Boy features platforming madness spanning over 300 levels of saws, disease, fire, lasers, missiles, and various other traps that Meat Boy must avoid to rescue his lady love.

Players and the press love Super Meat Boy: The game received a Metacritic score of 88*, including a 95 review by GameSpot, and 90 reviews by IGN, PC Gamer (UK) and PC PowerPlay.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.