UPDATE: It’s been brought to our attention that the game is in fact not coming to Steam for at least a year, and will instead be released on Epic’s Epic Games Store first!
Relentlessly difficult as it was entertaining, Super Meat Boy was one of those early success stories from Xbox Live Arcade back in 2010. Even if you messed up the platforming (or while figuring it out), there was something satisfying about splattering Meat Boy, and seeing his bloody remains on the ground. And now, Team Meat are back with to announce the sequel, Super Meat Boy Forever!
Set for release in 2019 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, PC and Linux, the game looks to expand upon the platforming of the original by adding other movement mechanics such as sliding and air dashing. On top of that, you’ll now have enemies that you’ll have to punch and kick out of your way as you manoeuvre between sawblades and other over-the-top obstacles.
The story for this one has Meat Boy and Bandage Girl settling down and having a daughter named Nugget. Things are pretty peaceful, until the previous game’s antagonist, Dr. Fetus, returns and kidnaps Nugget. It’s up to Meat Boy and Bandage Girl to battle through 7200 levels (yes, you read that right) and battle huge bosses to get Nugget back, and defeat Dr. Fetus.
While there’s not a heck of a lot at the moment, you can keep up with the game on Steam.