XBLA Wednesday: October 20th, 2010 [SALE UPDATE]

By Aeris Gainzbrah, 8 years ago
Coming this week!

Super Meat Boy - 1200 MSP
Super Meat Boy is a tough-as-nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus wearing a tux who lives in a jar.

Leap from walls, jump over seas of buzz saws, and run through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Super Meat Boy relives the old school difficulty of classic retro platformers and streamlines it down to the essentials, no BS, just straight-forward twitch reflex platforming, and all while sacrificing his own well-being to save his damsel in distress.

Lots of gameplay: Take on Story Mode, featuring over 300 levels and spanning across more than five chapters. Jump into warp zones that take you into other games. It's a story so moving that you will cry yourself to sleep for the rest of your life.
Unlockables: Collect medals and bandages, and find over 20 unlockable and playable characters from popular indie game titles including Braid, Bit, Trip, Gish, and Alien Hominid.
Classic platforming: It's classic platform gaming with epic boss fights and old school gameplay.

Update - It's been announced that Supermeat Boy will debut on XBLA with a 33% off sale price. The launch price will be 800MSP instead of the full price. Edmund Mcmillun explained:

We wanted to be able to do something special for Xmas, but it felt like a sale only 2 months after launch would be a kinda shitty thing to do to the fans who just bought it. A sale straight away, though, would work nicely as "a way to reward the fans for buying the game at launch.
So there you are, no excuse for not getting some protein in your gaming diet!

Costume Quest - 1200 MSP
Play as Wren or Reynold, twin siblings who absolutely adore each other, in this adventure role-playing game. Explore the suburban neighborhoods, a monster-infested shopping mall, and a mysterious town carnival.

Find hidden items, complete quests, and meet colorful characters along the way. Use the special abilities of your costumes to puzzle your way through blocked areas. Stuff your candy pail with tasty treats while using your wit, bravery and magical costumes to rid each neighborhood of creepy monsters!

Dream Chronicles - 800 MSP
Welcome to a realm where fantasy meets reality. In "Dream Chronicles™", help heroine Faye rescue her husband and reverse the enchanted sleeping spell that has enveloped the town of Hope. Travel through a magical world as you find hidden objects and solve puzzles to unravel the threads of the mystery. Enjoy "Dream Chronicles™" alone or invite a friend to join in Co-Op mode.

And this weeks Game Room additions are Jackal, Breakout and Double Dunk.