It looks like today is the day of really good updates for really good games that we really like a lot. Really? Yes, really. We were just treated to an update for our Game of the Year 2011 runner-up Anomaly Warzone Earth [$3.99] that added support for the new iPad, and there was plenty of rejoicing.

Now, the rejoicing gets cranked up to 11 as our actual Game of the Year 2011, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP [$3.99], has been given a similar treatment, bringing the visuals up to par for the beautiful Retina Display of the new iPad.

Sword & Sworcery has been on fire as of late, with a PC version of the game hitting Steam last week and then taking home no less than 5 awards against some stiff competition in the Canadian Video Game Awards show this past weekend. All this comes just about a month after the 1 year anniversary of the game’s release.

To celebrate the update, the developers have posted on their blog this awesome Sworcery wallpaper made specifically in high resolution for the new iPad (click for full size version).

If you’ve accidentally had your head buried in the sand for the past year and have no idea what Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is all about, be sure and read our full review of the game for the skinny. It’s one of the most imaginative and beautiful point and click adventure games around, and the soundtrack by Jim Guthrie is absolutely phenomenal.

It’s an essential experience for iOS gamers, and with today’s new update it’s the most gorgeous the game has ever looked. And much like Anomaly, if you aren't an iPad owner but want to get in on the fun, you can check out the iPhone/iPod touch only version Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro [$2.99]

  • Dion Booth

    It's a shame this game has no replayability. Makes the update pointless if you have already finished the game. Although still one of the best games ever on any system

  • Jacob Nørgaard

    And why can't a game be good enough to enjoy twice? Or maybe someone else in your household could enjoy it? A lot of my games are played both by me and my girlfriend.

    • Jay

      Probably because of the slow pace.  Plodding through it the first time is fascinating because you don't know what's coming, but as soon as all the secrets are revealed you're left not wondering what's ahead.  The thrill of discovery is gone.

      I get this with Christopher Nolan films.

  • Jay

    Sweet!  However, i'm poor.  I'll have to wait until it goes on sale. (watching for price drops through AppShopper) 


  • Rirath

    Must admit, I played this last year and never came back to it.  Even the much touted soundtrack has a few tracks that, when trying to listen to the disc as a whole, just turn me off.  I really think I could like the game though, so - another shot it is!

  • Slusho

    Too bad there's no known way to get high res images onto the iPad. I'd love to have that image in full res on mine.

    • Ben

      Uh, save it to your camera roll?

    • Ben

      Uh, save it to your camera roll?

    • Slusho

      Downloading through Safari converts it to a low-res image. So does Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, and every other method I've thought of. I'm starting to think saved images can't be above a certain resolution. Weird restrictions for a device with such a high res display.

      • Eli Hodapp

        Try now.

      • Slusho

        What! It worked! I was able to download it normally through Safari at high res. This is the only image that's ever worked like that. Can anyone tell me how this was done?

      • Eli Hodapp

        The secret is progressive JPEG.

      • Jason Stoff

        It's actually a Safari issue - save the image as a PNG and you won't have any low-res issues.

  • Adams Immersive

    It’s coming to Mac by end of June, too.

  • scott slomiany

    I'm sorry, but I fail to see how updating the pixel-block graphics to "retina"-level bigger pixel-blocks can make a noticable difference. 

    • Jason Stoff

      There's text in the game, too. And accurate pixels are always better!

      • GamerGuy

        There won't be much of a difference on retina with that art style (which I like)....people are so easily persuaded, especially by apple.
        The way they talk people into thinking they have to zoom in to text hilarious,  " Look how crisp and clear that full screen giant letter A is...yay! "

        No, i'm not an apple hater, I have their products, but am not a superfan, I don't get every model/generation of their products.

        Anyway...Sword and Sworcery...meh.  Sword and Sworcery HD/Retina...ho hum....

        Now off to get in line for the next iPhone....while waiting for the iPad4

  • Tyler Piderit

    I have accidentally had my head stuck in the sand for the last year. I will be playing this game ASAP!