Nintendo’s December Indie World showcase gave fans of hardcore platformers quite a surprise: a Super Meat Boy Forever release date for Nintendo Switch. Though fans already knew from The Game Awards that the gruesome indie title would release for PC on December 23, now we know it will also release for Switch on the same day.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow sometime in the future, though neither a solid release date nor a launch window for those consoles has been shared by Team Meat as of this writing.
Super Meat Boy Forever is the follow-up to Super Meat Boy and follows the eponymous hero and Bandage Girl as they try to reclaim their precious Nugget from the nefarious Dr. Fetus.
Thousands of levels full of fierce platforming challenges, buzz saws, and other hazards await Meat Boy, Bandage Girl, and some surprise helpers along the way, but this time, they can all punch and kick their way through (some) obstacles.
The experience is different every time, with each string of levels randomly assembled so players never encounter the same secrets and bosses in the same way. In fact, Team Meat said it would take beating Super Meat Boy multiple times before players would encounter even one duplicate level.
We came away from our Super Meat Boy Forever preview in 2019 cautious, but impressed. We don’t have to wait long to find out whether it reaches its predecessor’s lofty heights. Stay tuned for more.