The sequel to 2008 indie smash hit Super Meat Boy will not be appearing on all the consoles right away. Super Meat Boy Forever will be a timed exclusive for Nintendo’s Switch. Team Meat made the announcement during Nintendo’s Nindie Game Showcase.
Super Meat Boy Forever will be a true sequel with the story picking up after the events of the first game. This time Meat Boy and his lady love Bandage Girl have settled down and had a baby. Paradise is short lived as little baby Nugget has been kidnapped by the evil Dr. Fetus. In this outing, Meat Boy has a new trick up his sleeve. He has a punch ability that has been added to his repertoire to slug enemies out of the way. He will also be able to slide and dive. And yes, of course, there will be plenty of spinning blades and other implements of death that he must overcome to rescue his offspring.
Also new to Super Meat Boy Forever is a new dynamic that levels can be continually replayed. The catch is the with each replay the level becomes incrementally harder. Team Meat has said that the game will be available of Nintendo Switch in 2018. As a timed exclusive it will also be released on PS4, Xbox One, Steam and have mobile options at a later date.
Gamers may be most familiar with Team Meat from the duo’s appearance in the film Indie Game The Movie. The 2012 film followed the trials of developers Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes as they struggled to complete Super Meat Boy and bring the game to market. The film also featured similar journeys for indie titles Fez and Braid. McMillen and Refenes also appeared in the film’s sequel detailing some of the trappings of success after the wild reception for Super Meat Boy.