Super Meat Boy's gnarly Limited Run box art can't be unseen


Pre-orders open July 30 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS Vita physical editions of Super Meat Boy

While not as skin-crawling as some of the nastier too-realistic-for-this-world close-up shots in Ren & Stimpy (or even SpongeBob), I feel like the box art for the Super Meat Boy Limited Run physical edition is very much on that same wavelength. It fits, though. It’s the cover that this game, and fans of Edmund McMillen’s worlds in general, deserve.

Announced in a jam-packed Twitter thread this morning, Limited Run is opening pre-orders for physical copies of Super Meat Boy for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita — it’s $30 across the board, and there’s a color manual tucked inside.

All three versions are region-free. While the Switch and PS4 editions are “open” pre-orders, Super Meat Boy‘s physical Vita version will only have 1,000 copies up for grabs.

Standard Editions of Super Meat Boy on Vita & Collector's Editions of Super Meat Boy on PS4, Switch, and Vita will be sold in limited quantity in two batches at 10 am and 6 pm ET on July 30. Copies of these editions will be limited to one per customer.

— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) July 27, 2021

Pay special attention (read: zoom in on) Bandage Girl, who’s made up of chewing-gum-pink bandages, and Dr. Fetus, who has creepy little baby hands.

That standard release will cut it for most physical-game-likers, but there’s also a physical Collector’s Edition with a Meat Boy figure (from Fangamer), a veiny double-sided poster, and a “meat tray” for the capital-f Fans. It’s $75, and Limited Run is hosting pre-orders for Switch, PS4, and yes, even Vita, on the same day: July 30, starting at 7:00 a.m. Pacific.

One last stop for the midnight meat train: Super Meat Boy Forever, the auto-running platformer, is getting a Limited Run release across Nintendo Switch and PS4 for $35.

I’m curious — have you gone back to replay Super Meat Boy in recent years? I truly don’t know how I ever kept up with this game. While I can still remember what it was like to be good at it, my skills have completely evaporated. No muscle memory to speak of.