Super Meat Boy Forever Nintendo Switch timed console launch exclusive December Team Meat Nintendo Indie World Showcase

Super Meat Boy Forever has been delayed and delayed and sometimes almost forgotten about altogether — but that ends right here. As announced as the Nintendo Indie World Showcase today, the game will be a “console launch exclusive” (meaning a timed exclusive) on Nintendo Switch when it arrives on Dec. 23. Incidentally, as announced at The Game Awards 2020, the game will also be releasing that same day on PC on Epic Games Store. So you now have two attractive options for playing a hardcore platformer that has essentially been in development for over half a decade.

However, it’s worth clarifying that the Forever in the game title means something: There are procedurally generated elements to the game. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is up to you, but let’s hear Team Meat out on the subject:

What’s better than playing through Super Meat Boy Forever once? The answer is simple: Playing through Super Meat Boy Forever several times and having new levels to play each time. Levels are randomly generated and each time the game is completed the option to replay the game appears and generates a whole new experience by presenting different levels with their own unique secret locations. We’ve handcrafted literally thousands of levels for players to enjoy and conquer. You can replay Super Meat Boy Forever from start to finish several times before ever seeing a duplicate level. It is truly a remarkable feat of engineering and a monumental example of ignoring the limits of rational game design and production.

If you like challenge that goes on forever, then this is the game for you on Nintendo Switch!

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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