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After dodging countless buzz saws and deadly spikes on other platforms, Super Meat Boy is finally ready to go on yet another adventure, this time practicing his death-defying feats on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
It’s been a long time coming but, according to Team Meat’s Tommy Refenes, Super Meat Boy is finally making his way to PlayStation consoles later this year. A tough-as-nails platforming romp, thrill-seekers should prepare to die over and over again on a quest to complete levels overflowing with deadly traps.
An indie darling from several years back, Super Meat Boy gained critical and fan acclaim thanks to its on-point controls, clever level layouts and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment that comes from finally hitting each gauntlet’s goal. All of that trial and error was greatly enhanced by a couple of spiffy features, including an instant restart that made death a far more bearable setback, as well as an instant reply that, upon completing a level, shows all of your attempts concurrently on a single screen.
Now all of that fun is set to arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, Refenes said that he’s extremely happy to bring SMB to a brand new audience.
“When Super Meat Boy launched, Team Meat wasn’t allowed to bring it to the PS4 for very complicated reasons,” Refenes explained. “They hated that they had to alienate the loyal PlayStation fans who desperately wanted the game but couldn’t have it.”
It apparently took a lot of work, convincing and a dash of luck but, according to Refenes, Super Meat Boy is ready to bring its unique brand of platforming to a new home. For those unfamiliar with the game, if you were to cross Super Mario Bros. with, say, Dark Souls, Super Meat Boy is basically what you would get. There’s some fantastic platforming on offer that requires expert timing and an itchy trigger finger, where a single wrong move means it’s back to the starting line.
So far, the only release date we’ve heard mentioned for SMB’s launch on PlayStation is “later this year,” but the wait will definitely be worth it for PlayStation Plus members.
“It’s going to be free on PlayStation Plus at launch,” Refenes explained. “That’s our way of saying ‘Thank you for waiting patiently’ to all those PlayStation fans that reached out to us over the years only to get back a ‘We can’t do it, sorry’ response.”
With E3 only a week away, here’s hoping we can finally see Super Meat Boy in action on the PS4 and Vita on the showroom floor. Otherwise, we can certainly keep waiting just a liiiiiittle bit longer.