The popular Newgrounds Flash game is coming to Nintendo's downloadable service as Super Meat Boy in 2009.
Earlier this week, Edmund McMillen, creator of the popular Newgrounds Flash game Meat Boy, opened a website announcing the enhanced remake of the game as Super Meat Boy for Nintendo's WiiWare service. The game is a platforming action game similar to the N series, which also started as a Flash game, and is now represented on the DS as N+.
Players control Meat Boy, a wall-jumping meat block who is questing to save his kidnapped girlfriend, Band-Aid Girl, from the villainous Dr. Fetus. Little in the way of gameplay will change from the no-frills action packed original; however, a number of changes are slated for the game otherwise. Graphically the game will look entirely fresh as the character art is being buffed, and lighting effects are being added. Over one hundred levels will be featured, spanning five chapters. A number of the featured levels will be dedicated to boss fights.
Super Meat Boy will also add versus and co-op modes, and a number of unlockables.
No region has been specified for release, but McMillen expects the game to release "by the end of the year." The game's website, Supermeatboy.com, will contain a development blog that will be updated as Meat Boy gears up to make his Nintendo debut.
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!
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