Edmund McMillen, co-creator of the popular independent PC game Gish, dropped us a line to let us know that he was making the jump to WiiWare with his latest, Super Meat Boy.
Super Meat Boy is a classic platformer based on the the flash game Meat Boy, which you can still play over at Newgrounds. It puts you in the shoes...erm. Feet? Does it have feet? Hell, I'll just let the press release explain it.
Well, what if you woke up to find you were made of a lump of juicy raw meat, your girlfriend was made of band-aids and to top it all off she had been kidnapped by a fetus in a jar wearing a suit and monocle? Would that be totally awesome? Or just kinda awesome?
The game is being completely rebuilt for WiiWare, with more than 100 single player levels, insane bosses to defeat, competitive modes, and co-op play, which all adds up to one beefy chunk of gaming.
Edmund and company will be keeping us up to date on the game's progress via Supermeatboy.com, where you can get all the latest news about meat and meat-by-products.
Are you a fan of small cubes of animated meat?
Do you enjoy the sound of buzz saws?
When you hear the term "wall jump" do you get excited?
Well, what if you woke up to find you were made of a lump of juicy raw meat, your girlfriend was made of band-aids and to top it all off she had been kidnapped by a fetus in a jar wearing a suit and monocle? Would that be totally awesome? or just kinda awesome?
Well I'm hoping you chose totally awesome, because that's basically the premise of Super Meat Boy.
In Super Meat Boy you take the role of a small animated cube of meat on his quest to save his lady love Band-Aid girl from the clutches of the evil Dr. Fetus! Sliding his way through saw mills, salt factories and even hell itself, Meat boy jumps into action in this fast paced and extremely challenging platformer that will "melt your face off".
Super Meat Boy is based off the popular flash game Meat Boy hosted by Newgrounds.com. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/472826
Super Meat Boy will be completely remade from the ground up for its release on Wiiware™ and will feature over 100+ single player levels, insane boss fights, competitive vs modes, beefy co-op play and a slew of unlockables that are rumoured to fill your life with great happiness!
SMB (best abbreviation ever) is being designed by Gish co-creator Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes and "Big" Jon McEntee.
We will be documenting Meat Boy's rebirth for Wiiware on our development blog via Supermeatboy.com so feel free to pop in and tell us all your lame ideas we will never use!
Thanks for the support! and keep indie gaming alive!
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