Super Meat Boy Coming to XBLA This Year
Lovers of blood-drenched indie platformers, rejoice! Super Meat Boy will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade in 2010.
Creator Edmund McMillen seemingly announced the news in a brief email to MTV Multiplayer with an attached image containing the words "SMB," "XBLA" and "2010." The message seems pretty clear: Either Nintendo is taking Mario and Luigi cross-platform, or Super Meat Boy will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade later this year.
Super Meat Boy is based on a Flash prototype McMillen released in 2008 that tells the story of a tenacious, anthropomorphic cube of meat and his quest to save his girlfriend, a wadded-up ball of band-aids, from the clutches of a maniacal fetus in a glass jar. Super Meat Boy has been nominated for two awards at this year's Independent Games Festival, including Excellence in Audio and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
In addition to Xbox Live Arcade, Super Meat Boy is scheduled for a concurrent release on WiiWare, Steam and Direct2Drive. Hopefully that comes sooner in 2010 rather than later, but in the meantime, you can enjoy this gameplay trailer:
Source: MTV Multiplayer
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I'm liking the sheer volume of sawblades in the video though...
Awesome, I've played the original and loved it, this is something I'm looking forward to buying.
Never heard of it before bit with a name like that...heh.
I'll look out for it!
I've never heard of this.
His name is super meat boy? That sounds.......wrong.
Wow. I remember playing this on newgrounds a while ago and I remember liking it back then. It's great that they've broken through into the games market so well since then.
As said in a previous comment, the sheer amount of saw-blades looked pretty awesome.
Going to be my next addicting XBLA game after 'Splosion Man I think. It'd also be great if they had co-op like they did in that but I highly doubt it though
I remember finding this on Newgrounds and wondering "this is fucked up yet i'm addicted and having fun" this will be interesting
I can't be the only person who thinks the name sounds dirty
OT: I will see how reviews are before I buy it
that looks good :P the way he jumps on walls reminds me of iwbtg :P
Ahhh, i remember playing this one Newgrounds (Or was it Armor games?) anyway, it's cool that now people will get to play with there meat on different consoles.
Also, can i just ask, why does it say at the end of the article it's unknown wether it will be comeing to Steam or WiiWare, when clearly the trailer says WiiWare. Did i just read it wrong?
Hope there isn't a lot of wii remote shaking...
I want this more than anyone can possibly imagine. Well, not quite that much, but I do want it.
As in Super Mario Brothers, right? Oh, Super Meat Boy. I see. Huh. Looks pretty good. It looks like it would be hard to control, though. Shame it's not on the PSN as well, but I do have a 360.