2010’s Super Meat Boy, was (and I hate clichés like this) undoubtedly an instant classic. If somehow you haven’t played indie heavyweight SMB, it’s a challenging platformer in which Meat Boy must rescue his qt3.14 gf, Bandage Girl, from Dr. Fetus. Team Meat confidently claim that
“It’s everything you would expect a Super Meat Boy sequel to be”
Super Meat Boy Forever continues from after the events of SMB (like any good sequel should) where Dr. Fetus kidnaps their child, Nugget. It will contain 6 new chapters, daily challenges, and increasing replay difficulty. It will be released on Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One, iOS and Android. Additionally, the original game will be coming to Switch. Unfortunately neither of these releases have a set date other than ideally before Summer (our Winter) of 2018.
SMBF’s trailer shows off Meat Boy’s combat abilities in a familiar world, but with heavier environment outlines. Punching, kicking and sliding into enemies, adding yet another challenge to the game. It looks like punching can also be used to dash across large jumps.
Check the PAX West Switch trailer below
If you’re interested in the devs behind SMB, be sure to check out 2012’s Indie Game: The Movie. It documents indie game designers and their then-upcoming releases, including developer Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes’ trials and tribulations in getting SMB completed. It’s on Netflix and Steam, but the 2014 follow-up, Indie Game: Life After is not on Steam.