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All Articles: Super Meat Boy
Nintendo Download: Super Meat Boy, Minecraft Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, Zelda Phantom Hourglass, more
The Nintendo eShop is about to get a meaty update as the brutally hard (and monumentally weird) platformer Super Meat Boy is now available to download for the Wii U.
Also available for the Wii U this week is The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, a game that was originally released for the DS in 2007. Borrowing Wind Waker’s cel-shaded visual style, Phantom Hourglass also brought touchscreen puzzles to the Zelda franchise for the first time.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition is getting a “super” update later this week (on May 17), though more specifically, it’s the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack. The update will include new Character Skins for Mario and all his friends, a Super Mario-themed pre-made world, and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures.
Finally this week, the budding artist in all of us can pick up Disney Art Academy for the 3DS to learn how to draw all the characters from Frozen, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and dozens of other Disney characters.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
It looks like Team Meat’s brutally difficult platformer, Super Meat Boy, will finally make it’s way to the Wii U eShop on May 12:
PSA: Super Meat Boy will be released on WiiU May 12th! Everyone thank @BlitWorks!!! Once again they did an amazing job!
— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) April 29, 2016
To commemorate the launch, the developers got together to produce a new trailer, which has been embedded above. If you’ve never played Super Meat Boy before, this two-minute clip will certainly give you a taste of just how sadistic the game can be. And if you are thinking of picking it up, allow me to suggest playing with a Pro Controller. Smashing a Wii U GamePad in frustration would be an expensive mistake.
Tommy Refenes, one half of Team Meat, has confirmed that Super Meat Boy will be released for the Wii U in the next few months:
Super Meat Boy is coming to WiiU very very very soon. @BlitWorks is wrapping it up and you should be playing it in a couple months! Hooray!
— Tommy Refenes (@TommyRefenes) March 4, 2016
Super Meat Boy is an ultra-hard side-scrolling platformer that actually takes more than a few cues from the Super Mario Bros. series. It was originally released for the PC and Xbox 360 in 2010, before making its way to the PS4 and Vita last year. The Wii U port will be handled by BlitWorks, a team that has quite a bit of experience porting indie side-scrollers to new platforms.
Nathan Drake is back this week as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will be available to download through the PlayStation Store on Friday, October 9. The Nathan Drake Collection will mark the PS4 of the first three Uncharted games (Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drake’s Deception) and all players who purchase it will receive access to the beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Several other big releases are now available as part of this week’s PlayStation Store update and they’re available today:
- Get out your old plastic instruments… Rock Band 4 (PS4) is the first new entry in the franchise in five years. Harmonix didn’t stray too far from the familiar Rock Band 4 in the jump to the PS4, even ensuring backwards compatibility with your old instruments and a vast majority of downloadable songs.
- Transformers: Devastation (PS4, PS3) is a Transformers-themed brawler from Platinum Games that is… wait for it… based on the original Generation 1 era. Believe it or not, Devastation is the first G1 game to ever be released in North America.
- Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4) is the latest strategy RPG from NIS America and the first entry in the series to be available for the PS4.
- Finally this week, Super Meat Boy (PS4 + PS Vita Cross-Buy) makes his PlayStation debut as the titular character’s ultra-hard platformer is now available for the PS4 and Vita.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a complete rundown of this week’s discounts and new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Team Meat bites back at Microsoft for lack of support; but reality doesn’t support their complaints
Team Meat recently sat down with Game Developer Magazine to talk about the development process behind their hit platformer Super Meat Boy. Summarized by Kotaku, the two-man team of Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes had some pretty harsh words to say about their relationship with Microsoft.
“We were told our price was too high, our visuals too rough and simply not as eye catching and flashy as the other Game Feast games Comic Jumper and Hydrophobia. Our hearts sank when we were informed that we were projected to sell as much if not less than Hydrophobia, which would be the second-highest grossing game of the Feast in their minds,” McMillen said.
McMillan would go on to complain that he felt Microsoft did not strongly support Super Meat Boy and that “the biggest mistake we made during SMB’s development was killing ourselves to get into a promotion [Game Feast] we would gain basically nothing from.” The duo also went on to say they never felt the game was given the attention it was promised. But wait… (more…)
Late last night, Team Meat announced two new chapters for players to complete in the XBLA version of their extravagantly-crafted Super Meat Boy. The two chapters – titled “Expert Remix” and “Cramps” – are totally free for current owners, and collectively feature 40 new levels for players to whiz through.
The expanded levels are encompassed under the name “Teh Internets,” by collecting 15 bandages or completing 40 levels in the main game. 20 of the levels (or half of the content) are user-created, which marks Team Meat’s first release of user-created content. They also stated that more developer and user-created levels will be coming in the future, adding to the game’s excellence.
These levels are XBLA-exclusive for now, but Team Meat has promised that PC gamers will be able to sink their teeth into them shortly.
Check out Team Meat’s page for more info, as well as images of the new stages.