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Super Meat Boy Slides Onto WiiWare Later This Year

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

If you're familiar with flash game site Newgrounds you're no doubt aware that there's some very talented game creators there - Some of the contributors even formed their own videogame company, The Behemoth, and made Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers for consoles.

It's now been announced that yet another Newgrounds game is taking the step to consoles. Meat Boy, created by Edmund McMillen, will be brought to WiiWare under the ever so slightly longer name Super Meat Boy. If you're not familiar with the original game you can play it on Newgrounds here, but be warned, while it starts deceptively easy it gets frustratingly hard very fast!

Check out the press release for more details:

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 rumored 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!

-Team Meat

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User Comments (64)

Demonic_St33V

#1

Demonic_St33V said:

The original seems like a really well designed platformer. I'll be curious to see what they come up with on the Wii.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#3

Philip_J_Reed said:

This is another one I'll be keeping an eye on. WiiWare could use some more "must haves," and it does look like we'll be getting a few.

kitroplious

#4

kitroplious said:

Wow! WiiWare is continuing to be great!

Niki - Rock 'n Ball, Crystal Defenders, more news of Bubble Bobble Wii, and now this game. :)

I like the future of WiiWare right now! :)

LucBernard

#8

LucBernard said:

Ed created Gish a award winning indie game :)

Heh he told me he wasen't going to announce the platform so soon

AENIGMA

#9

AENIGMA said:

I hope if it does well, they'll bring Gish as well.

This will be the 2nd WiiWare game to use one of my fonts :) They're using my Upheaval font.

Stuffgamer1

#10

Stuffgamer1 said:

This game on WiiWare should benefit over the original simply by using a controller instead of those abysmal keyboard controls! Not meaning so much to suggest that the controls were bad as keyboard controls go, but more that platformers should NOT use keyboard controls. Ever. Which is why I'd also like to see Stinkoman 20X6 brought to WiiWare.

Wiiloveit

#12

Wiiloveit said:

The controls are far too fast in the original - if there's a slower option, then this is going on my "games to watch" list.

-TR

#13

-TR said:

I like the look of this. Thankfully I've still got a while to earn some money for these Wii Points.

Adam

#14

Adam said:

Played this yesterday, actually. It quickly gets to the point where the physics are way too slippery and you can't control the character nearly precise enough. It was way too much twitchy luck. The game is very similar to Jumper, another freeware indie game, that is much, much better (and features a great level editor).

Bahamut_ZERO

#15

Bahamut_ZERO said:

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I cant think of a comment for this...............

Its just....................... wierd..............

DrakeStaff

#16

Drake said:

@ Adam: Yay, someone else who knows about Jumper! Jumper 2's amazing. 3 was a bit of a disappointment.

Adam

#17

Adam said:

3 was too slippery and imprecise to control well, much like this Meat Boy. I like a decent amount of slipperiness so that the game isn't so calculating and dry, but enough is enough. :P
If you're ever looking for new Jumper levels, I'm one of the few active users making Jumper 2 sectors with the level editor still over at mattmakesgames.com/forum.

I also just finished Untitled Story for the first time, also by the same guy, and that was some awesome stuff, like Jumper and Metroid gameplay combined with art seemingly straight out of MS Paint. And an absolutely great soundtrack, too. :)

Objection

#20

Objection said:

SMB (best abbreviation ever) No one made any comment of this. Did no one else get it?

Stuffgamer1

#21

Stuffgamer1 said:

@MarkyVigoroth: Man, that SUCKS! I went to the URL you posted, and those guys are obviously full of it. I read some of your posts they linked to, but not all. I didn't need to. I don't want to draw this out into a discussion on this site, just so that's clear to everybody, but I agree with you and sympathize with the troubles you've had over that issue.

And it DEFINITELY makes me think less of the people over at Newgrounds...

@Objection_Blaster: Actually, I didn't even think of it. I was too busy being weirded out by a game starring a lump of raw ground beef. :D

shadows262

#22

shadows262 said:

Didn`t we get news of an announce game that involved a Toaster? I can`t remember the name!

Cthuloops

#23

Cthuloops said:

@Stuffgamer1
You thought HIGHLY of the people at Newgrounds at some point!? HA! :D Even people at Newgrounds hate the other people at Newgrounds (see Kirbopher)!

Anyway, on topic.
This game gets incredibly hard later on as said before. Not unbeatable but pretty damn hard. Also I knew it would be hard with the Ghosts & Goblins style intro. :(

Objection

#24

Objection said:

I went and played the first 10 or so levels and it was pretty fun. Bonus points for a super quick respawn after dying (which happened a lot.)

CanisWolfred

#25

CanisWolfred said:

G-d that game drove me insane! I hate how the meat goes from 0 - 60 in nothing flat, and I hate how that in order to wall jump, you have to be facing the wall you're already on (take that intuitiveness!). Definitely no gonna get this. If I want a flash-based platformer to drive me insane, I'll just play N, at the very least the controls are better.

Now excuse my while I go try that Jumper you guys are talking about.

Edit: Yeah, the Jumper games drove me crazy too.

Petwoip

#26

Petwoip said:

I played the original Meat Boy when it came out. Pretty fun, but I'd like to see what they'll do to expand the game play.

Virus

#28

Virus said:

I loved the concept of Meat Boy, but like others have said, the controls weren't the best for me. I hope the conversion will definitely up the gameplay.

megacody

#29

megacody said:

I remember playing this on newgrounds a few months ago, spending a couple hours on beating it. I've especially got my eye on this title.

Chunky_Droid

#30

Chunky_Droid said:

I only played this last night and got addicted, now I would love this using the wiimote on its side as opposed to the keyboard. Instant download for me as far as this man is concerned

Love that abbreviation joke too ;)

Chunky_Droid

#31

Chunky_Droid said:

@MarkyVigoroth: I didn't realise you were so... well known I guess? People shouldn't have to deal with that kind of crap and I sympathise with you there. Everyone's got a way of life, lead yours the way that makes you happy my friend.

calculon

#32

calculon said:

@MarkyVigoroth: You really do like throwing your notoriety around. Personally I wouldn't have even mentioned your popularity status - at least then people would have just seen you as another commenter.

I appreciate the fact that you like to live your life the way you do. But that gives you no right to provide a link to a subject which
a) is extremely controversial and I'd hate to see this page turn into a war-zone like all the other sites you've gained notoriety on.
b) has nothing at all to do with WiiWare or the VC and hence the interests of this site.

Therefore I'd like the admins to remove MarkyVigoroth's account and any comments he's made from this page. I don't particularly care if people don't like me for my comments but at least they are relevant to the subject this site's made for.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#33

Philip_J_Reed said:

@calculon:

I agree that he should not have provided that link, but I think the deletion of his account and removal of his posts is more than a little bit harsh. I think it merits a warning at best.

If he can steer clear of certain "topics" when posting around here (and so far it seems like he has) then there's no reason he can't discuss games with the rest of us.

For all you know, I hold all of the same values as he does. (I don't, but I'm making a point here.) If I never mention them, you never know it, and therefore it doesn't become an issue.

So if Marky can keep his views to himself, I don't see any reason he can't stick around.

Terra

#34

Terra said:

This will certainly be an interesting one to look out for.

Oh, and for those who don't realise, the new avatar is Vaan from Final Fantasy XII. I got the photo from the Revenant Wings box-art. Now it's up though, i have a feeling someone did this before.

Wiiloveit

#35

Wiiloveit said:

@Shadows262: You mean Eduardo the Samurai Toaster by new devs Semnat Studios. That one also looks pretty damn awesome.

Oh, and ta-ra Marky! Can't you guys let him off with a warning, though? Just tell him to stick to gaming, as Chicken Brutus rightly said.

Stuffgamer1

#36

Stuffgamer1 said:

@beastman93: Well, I at least thought highly of the capabilities of the guys who made Castle Crashers. Didn't know much either way about their morals and stuff until now.

I'm sorry this MarkyVigoroth thing has taken off as far as it has, and hope that my post didn't influence others to post about him. I agree that this is NOT the place to discuss such issues, but feel that he did have a right to say that Newgrounds hates him (which would've caused someone nosy [like me] to ask, so he figured he'd just give a link up front). A warning is more than sufficient, anyway. I can tell he didn't want to start a fight here.

Ricardo91

#37

Ricardo91 said:

@Calculon. I agree with Chicken Brutus. Saying his account should be completely removed, just because he posted one controversial lnk, is way too harsh. The WWW staff should just give him a warning, and ban him temporarily if he does it again.
I don't know what his story is all about, as I can't access the link.

Going back on topic, this game indeed sounds interesting, and I'll try the original later (on the Wii browser right now.)

@Terranigma. I knew it looked familiar, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.

Objection

#38

Objection said:

I agree with RICARDO91 and CHICKENBRUTUS. Remove the post with the "offending" link (it's not porn or anything just a controversial unrelated topic,) but that's all that's really called for. Repeated offenses may lead for an actual punishment. I really don't want to add any flames anywhere, but I feel compelled to say that I strongly disagree with MarkyVigoroth's views in his link.

Kaeobais

#39

Kaeobais said:

@Calculon: Dude, it was just 1 off-subject post ... though I agree I would hate for this site to become like, say, GameTalk (filled with retards and spammers) or GameTrailers (filled with fanboys and idiots), but 1 off-subject post isn't going to cause that.

Ricardo91

#40

Ricardo91 said:

"GameTalk (filled with retards and spammers)..."
Hmm, kinda sounds like IGN...

EDIT: Since Marky's link is now removed, could anybody tell me what it was about?

CorbsAdmin

#41

Corbs said:

We know that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs, but this is a gaming site and we'd prefer to keep the talk away from things like politics or religion, two very touchy subjects and those of which can quickly escalate out of control. Let's keep it nice in here because you guys know how abusive with my powers I can be. :)

CanisWolfred

#43

CanisWolfred said:

@Ricardo91

The link was to a Newgrounds page where people were evidently trying to organize an angry mob against him (not incredibly effective over the internet). I'm not sure why, though, and I don't think I want to know.

In any case, after watching the trailers, I'm definitely excited for this game! Hope it makes its way to The West!...oh no wait, wrong game. Well, anyways, this does make me wish that N+ was coming to the Wii, although I'm perfectly happy with the DS and XBLA versions (I'll probably get the PSP version too).

Terra

#44

Terra said:

"you guys know how abusive with my powers I can be"
Yes, like how you turned Wiiloveit's avatar into a Hello Kitty one. Guys, i'd do what he says unless you want similar fates. The only thing worse i could think of would be Barbie or Bratz.

tatemon555

#46

tatemon555 said:

Oh.
My.
God.
(leaves room)

YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(comes back, heavily breathing)
This... is... awesome!!!! Me... want... now... or... else...
PS: Okay, back to reality. Actually, I am really that excited, as this is one of the best flash games I've ever seen or played. And now it's coming to WiiWare? Guhuhuuuhhuhuhuhuhuhhuhuhuh...
(now drooling)
PPS: Check out my review in the Xgen Studios section of http://tategames.wikispaces.com/
PPPS: I am now navigating off WiiWare World to go play it.

CorbsAdmin

#48

Corbs said:

So far there's been no release date announced. We'll let you know as soon as we know.

MarkyVigoroth

#49

MarkyVigoroth said:

I am sorry that I have offended you with the link. I was giving an explanation as to why I dislike Newsgrounds.

(The odd thing is that I am usually one to keep on-topic...)

By the way, to Ricardo-kun, the link was about a bunch of people who think I am... intolerant. That is the only hint I will give. Please alert me if I went too far with te link.

/embarass/

Wiiloveit

#50

Wiiloveit said:

Welcome back Marky.

The only thing worse i could think of would be Barbie or Bratz.
Don't you start giving him ideas, Terranigma. Oh and by the way - I like the new avatar. Very nice.

MarkyVigoroth

#51

MarkyVigoroth said:

Meh, a Barbie or Bratz avatar would shock me, yet avatars that I would really hate are violations of Terms of Use.

Terra

#53

Terra said:

"Don't you start giving him ideas, Terranigma."
Alright i'll concede. Those were only mentioned as if he abused his powers and changed someone's avatar to either and i think using them would be quite funny.

"Oh and by the way - I like the new avatar. Very nice"
Thank You, i try my best.

@mickeymac
Your avatar idea, no matter how good it is, would probably be considered inappropriate. Take this advice from a man who frequently changes his avatar. :D

CanisWolfred

#54

CanisWolfred said:

Terranigma

Blast, and I went through a lot of trouble to find a good one (Note to self: when looking for a picture of two people making out, make sure that the safesearch is ON...and also make sure to specify that those two people are girls :P).

Oh well, maybe I'll use it somewhere else.

Oh, and yes, Terranigma, I'm pretty sure someone else used that avatar before, although I'm note sure whore...I mean where.

Terra

#55

Terra said:

I can't think who used it either. I'm sticking to it for now though, as i really like Revenant Wings and generally the characters of FFXII and it'll be gone within a week. Sorry to hear of all the trouble you went through to find your proposed avatar.

"Maybe I'll use it somewhere else."
Where?

CanisWolfred

#56

CanisWolfred said:

@Terranigma

...I'm...not sure. I am technically registered at the VG Cats forum, and I could probably use it there, but I don't go there very often, and I'm not even really sure what my password is anymore.:$ If I could figure it out, I'll just use it there. Or the Penny-Arcade Forum, but again, I don't frequent that one, and I'm not sure what my password is anymore.

Stuffgamer1

#58

Stuffgamer1 said:

I didn't realize that Wiiloveit didn't want a Hello Kitty avatar. Guess I missed the part where that happened. I wouldn't find it so odd to choose one because I don't technically know the gender of much of anybody on this site, and I have a coworker who used Hello Kitty as her Gamerpic for a while, by her own choice.

I personally think it makes more sense to use game-related avatars on a site like this, anyway. And I like sticking with one instead of changing all the time, because that can get confusing. Not meaning to complain about anybody who doesn't follow those guidelines (because THAT would be completely pointless); just sayin' because I can, I guess. shrug :P

Terra

#59

Terra said:

"And I like sticking with one instead of changing all the time, because that can get confusing. Not meaning to complain about anybody who doesn't follow those guidelines (because THAT would be completely pointless); just sayin' because I can, I guess"

You're entitled to your own opinion, everyone is. I change it weekly because i get bored if i use the same one for ages. I'll probably stop at some point, most likely when my "Idea well" dries up. Who knows when that'll be. It could be sooner than you or even i think. I currently have nothing for next week. The more permanent avatar idea i have my be used soon.

No wait, i've got one for next week. Crisis temporarily averted but it won't be long before the time of crisis comes back. People may be turning back time in their heads for this next one.

Crazynoodle

#61

Crazynoodle said:

Hmmm, all this talk about avatars.... Mine is really wierd and random, found it while searching for pictures of crazy dancing noodles with sunglasses on. Also, i want this and toaster

CanisWolfred

#62

CanisWolfred said:

They still remember me! I haven't been to the Penny Arcade forum since August, and nor have I been to the VG Cats forum since July, yet my accounts still automatically get logged in! Huzzah! However, I heard an amazingly awesome title that I want to use for my name, which will go great with that pic, so I'm still searching for a site that isn't pickey about that stuff...Escapist! Yes!

Kaeobais

#63

Kaeobais said:

VG Cats is freaking awesome, just wish Scott could update more frequently. Also love Slackerz and 8-Bit theater.

Speaking of Escapist, Zero Punctuation rules, though yahtzee hates almost everything, he is pretty damn hilarious!

Wiiloveit

#64

Wiiloveit said:

@Shadx: Zero Punctuation is amazing. How he can think of so many things to rant about in so many hilarious ways is beyond me.

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