People taking a digital-only approach on Nintendo Switch get some excited indie news today: Super Meat Boy will be coming to the fledgling Nintendo console this year, while prospective physical purchasers will have to wait until 2018.
The news comes by way of the official Team Meat (the game’s development team) Twitter account. When asked whether Super Meat Boy would come before the also-announced Super Meat Boy Forever, this is what they had to say:
Yes. SMB on Switch will happen this year. Physical Switch (probably) next year. https://t.co/A5eYkfls81
— Team Meat (@SuperMeatBoy) October 18, 2017
This is the first time we are hearing an official date for the original game on Nintendo Switch — in fact, many people were confused about whether we were getting the original or just the next in the series.
The original Super Meat Boy was revealed to be coming to Nintendo Switch in mid-August, also via a Tweet from Team Meet. At the end of that month, Super Meat Boy Forever was revealed at the Nindies Summer Showcase — introducing scalable difficult and increased replayability. That game will be available sometime in 2018 as well.
The odd, meat-based 2D platformer is hailed as one of the strongest forces in the indie genre, developed by Edmund McMillen and released on Xbox 360 in late 2010. Since then, the game has moved onto PC, PS4, Android, Wii U — and soon the Nintendo Switch.
As mentioned above, the Nintendo Switch version of Super Meat Boy is set to release digitally in 2017 and physically in 2018; Forever is looking